Location: Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada
posted 9 years ago
Hi, we are going to raise some meat birds this summer (plan to do 2 batches of about 25 birds), as well as 3 pigs. We're fencing a 1/2 acre paddock for the pigs and wondered if this would serve for the birds as well. We would build a floorless coop that we could move around to prevent poop buildup (probably line the bottom with some straw each time?). The paddock is about half forest and half open brush (mostly salmonberry bushes).
Has anybody raised pigs and chickens together? Would the pigs provide any protection from predators? Would the pigs try to eat the chickenfeed and vice versa?