Goat Companion

Discussion in 'Livestock' started by Deb75476, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Deb75476

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    Can a pig be a good companion for goats? Anybody had personal experience with the relationship between the two? What do you guys think?
     
  2. westbrook

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  3. dunappy

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    no a pig would probably kill the goat. Get another goat would be the best option. Or even a sheep. With a sheep you can have the wool to spin and make into something. Sheep and goats go together much better than pigs and goats.
     
  4. backlash

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    I see Llamas advertised for free occasionally on Craigslist.
    Apparently people put them and goats together.
    Should work for sheep I would think.
    Something about coyotes but I'm not positive.
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  5. dunappy

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    Llamas and donkeys are sometimes used as "guard animals" because they are bigger then the sheep and goats and donkeys especially are very dog aggressive.

    Additionally if you get a llama or a donkey you need to make sure that they have been around sheep and goats because not all will be good guard animals.

    For donkeys in particular, look for a female preferably one either preganent or with a small foal. Those make the best guard animals because they defend the foal.
     
  6. aardvark48

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    Do dogs keep coyotes away or do they get in fights?
     
  7. dimensionx

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    Sometimes goats like to bully other animals.
     
  8. dunappy

    dunappy Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the dog. Some dogs will help keep the coyotes away but others won't ( if you have a specific Guardian type dog Ie German shephard, or other guard type dog, those are better then the run of the mill mut) And you need a dog the same size or bigger then the coyotes also. You don't want to have your basset hound match wits with a coyote.