Goats and sheep as companions?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Di, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    If a person has a small herd of Katadin(sp) sheep, and you wanted to add a goat, are the sheep a good companion for the goat or should you still have more then one goat? I'm going to have a little "herd reduction", so I'm selling a couple of the cashmere does, and the lady wants to know if she can just get one?
     
  2. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    I'd say it's still better to at least get 2. But it might be okay. Katahdins are really laid back and get along well with goats, so she could try it with just the one and if it doesn't work then maybe she could get another? :shrug:
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I have 4 Blackbelly ewes running with my goats and they all do fine - and a young ram.

    Then I have my older ram running with my goat bucks and everyone is happy as can be.
     
  4. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Ok, thank you! I'll let her know. She can try it and if the goat is lonely or bored she can get another.
     
  5. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    We have a lamb in with 3 other goat kids and they are all doing fine together.