Are there problems with raising different species (poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats) in one building?

Asked August 30, 2015, 9:34 PM EDT

What are the limit/risks of raising poultry, rabbits, sheep, and goats in the same building? Please also recommend resources that speak to best practices.

Allegan County Michigan animals

1 Response

I would be concerned more about some of the diseases that could be transmitted between the different species. I don't have definitive resources to refer you to. I would suggest you go to extension.org where there are articles on subjects such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, Coccidia. These are a few things that can be transmitted from animals to humans and perhaps amongst the different animal species. If you have more specifics on exactly WHAT you are planning to do, then I might be able to provide more insight.