Return to the Farm Life Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Goats and pigs for clearing brush

Posted by BobYouBet California (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 18:04

Has anyone tried keeping goats and pigs together?
I am on 140 neglected acres, lots of berry vines and waist high manzanita bushes. My idea is to make a moveable pen so the goats can graze off an area and the pigs can root up the stalks and roots. But I don't know how the two animals will get along with each other.
I am also concerned about predators, but I think that putting them in a building at night will take care of that. Any advice is welcome.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Goats and pigs for clearing brush

I live in a remote area where we have Black bears, coyotes and all. I left my hogs loose in a 4 acre pen with 4 foot fencing and had no problems ever. As for goats and pigs getting along...I don't think that is a good idea. If given the chance the pigs would eat goats.


 o
RE: Goats and pigs for clearing brush

I would keep the pigs and the goats separate as well. You could get you a couple of portable pens and move them as needed. Though don't be surprised if the pigs escape from the pens and go wild.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Farm Life Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here