07-24-2010, 12:04 AM
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Well, chickens are fine to have around horses, usually. I have chickens and I have horses. Before I knew I had a coyote problem. My chickens were always out in the pasture, looking for bugs in the horse poop. It made them perfectly happy (although I do have to deworm my chickens regularly).
However, my rooster will attack my horses. It is very unusual behavior, and it is only dangerous if I was to ride when my rooster was loose. For the most part if the horses see him they will run away. I'm surprised he was never hurt by them actually.
I can see how if they just stayed in the barn like Skip said would be annoying and also very gross, but that's why I have a coop :).