The Big Cowhuna
Am I the only one here who just turns all the critters out? We drive the cattle towards certain areas with our ATVs (sometimes horses),but they all go out to pasture. I'm a rancher and I can't say that I've ever had a problem with the goats or chickens bothering my cattle or vice versa. I don't think I lost more chickens to predators either. The goats and chickens stay closer to home, though, so maybe that's why. Unless one of the critters is sick, I want the chickens and goats to go. They need to exercise and look for food and I need to clean their areas and change their water and do all the things that are easier to do without them around. I save attention and treats for when they return. That helps them come back when called.