goats and pigs kept in pairs?

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oddpaws

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goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« on: August 03, 2009, 15:35 »
Hello all, bit new to all this but we have chickens and are thinking of moving on to pigs and goats...maybe.

I have been told in the past that pigs should not be kept on their own as they get lonely. I was also told the same just recently about goats ..is this true? Would a goat and a pig keep each other company? :blush: Not really confused!
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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 15:50 »
I have not kept pigs and goats together but I would say if the pig is for eating then it will mature quicker than the goats, and therefore have to leave. The the goat being on its own. What about two pygmy goats and two pigs?
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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 16:06 »
I think I would have two of each as well to keep each other company, pigs and goats are such different creatures and I would imagine have different dietry requirements  :).
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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 08:20 »
Thnaks for that, looks like the husband wins on this one then.....I think its going to be two of each...eventually, just have to get ourselves organised with acomodation! I would hate to think of them being lonesome

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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 14:23 »
Glad to have been of some help, let us know how it goes  :D.

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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 09:04 »
Will do, It may be a while yet...got to make sure we are fully prepared :blink:

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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 13:02 »
The best thing is to be prepaired, good luck and I am looking forward to seeing the progression  :).

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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 13:44 »
Hi, just joined so very late with threads.  Catching up  ::)

I have Kune Kune and Golden Guernsey, the goats are used to the pigs now and happy to share grazing and field shelter, both pigs and goats graze.  Was good to see  Kune Kune Skippy, with her babies in their nest, sharing the field shelter with the goats  :D

They do have separate shelters they can use. 

Look forward to hearing how things go  :)  Good Luck!
 

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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 09:36 »
Hi, just joined so very late with threads.  Catching up  ::)

I have Kune Kune and Golden Guernsey, the goats are used to the pigs now and happy to share grazing and field shelter, both pigs and goats graze.  Was good to see  Kune Kune Skippy, with her babies in their nest, sharing the field shelter with the goats  :D

They do have separate shelters they can use. 

Look forward to hearing how things go  :)  Good Luck!

So, where are the pictures?  :tongue2:
 

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oddpaws

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Re: goats and pigs kept in pairs?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 09:49 »
Thanks for the replies. It looks like we are going to go for the goats first! Not yet tho. We have 12 ex batt hens arriving soon and want ducks and need to extend things in that area first. Then we can concentrate on the goat/pig issue :blink:



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