Poll

Animal Companions

What non-equids do you have living in/around your barn?
(Select all that apply)

Dogs
32%
747
Cats
35%
812
Cows
5%
123
Goats
7%
161
Chickens
12%
270
Other (please explain below)
9%
220

Total votes cast: 2333

Comments & Write-in Answers

Chickens have their own coop.

11/30/2009 11:47:12 PM

pig

11/30/2009 10:17:36 PM

ducks

11/30/2009 10:13:19 PM

llamas, miniature sheep, peacocks

11/30/2009 9:21:28 PM

Chester the bunny

11/30/2009 7:51:52 PM

I own Sasha a lab x husky that I rescued when she was 6 months old

11/30/2009 6:36:16 PM

Turkeys and pigs

11/30/2009 5:49:47 PM

She's a senior citizen, but acts like a puppy when I saddle up my horse for a ride in the woods

11/30/2009 5:12:18 PM

Lulu - Yorkipoo and Snickers - Siamese Ragdoll

11/30/2009 4:57:53 PM

12 cats from the place we rented, 7 more at the place we bought, all neutered and vacc. now.

11/30/2009 4:16:43 PM

burros

11/30/2009 4:09:46 PM

PARROTS

11/30/2009 3:45:44 PM

Llamas, sheep and pigs.

11/30/2009 2:52:32 PM

a sheep rescued after surviving a coyote attack and her baby born 2 weeks later

11/30/2009 1:26:37 PM

ducks, a disabled grackle

11/30/2009 1:21:24 PM

goldfish in water troughs and pigs and one minature mule

11/30/2009 11:50:21 AM

a happy household

11/30/2009 10:49:17 AM

We raise rabbits for meat

11/29/2009 11:01:51 PM

bunnies

11/29/2009 9:39:26 PM

teacup potbelly pigs

11/29/2009 6:55:00 PM

ducks

11/29/2009 5:51:40 PM

I have a beagle/queensland cross named Scooter, a black and white cat named Ivy and 2 baby racoons!

11/29/2009 3:46:35 PM

pot belly pig

11/29/2009 2:43:13 PM

Old Black Cocker Spaniel

11/29/2009 12:19:37 PM

pig

11/29/2009 11:35:19 AM

wild ducks

11/29/2009 10:33:16 AM

10 cats 1 dog and 1 gecko that lives in the house

11/29/2009 10:21:13 AM

the cats are good mousers, but they are disgusting! they poop in my hay bales in the loft - yuk

11/29/2009 10:16:05 AM

rabbit

11/28/2009 7:17:49 PM

Rabbit.

11/28/2009 6:26:00 PM

llama

11/28/2009 4:16:04 PM

bunnies

11/28/2009 4:11:22 PM

alpacas, sheep and geese

11/28/2009 1:12:06 PM

2 dogs, 4 cats, 16 chickens, 3 ducks & 1 African clawtoed frog

11/28/2009 12:06:39 PM

cats

11/28/2009 11:30:33 AM

sheep

11/28/2009 10:51:03 AM

horse lovers are also dog loers

11/28/2009 10:09:43 AM

duck

11/28/2009 8:51:53 AM

2 German Shepherds/4 cats

11/28/2009 8:10:55 AM

snakes, mice, birds etc.

11/28/2009 7:51:36 AM

Sheep, moose

11/28/2009 3:13:52 AM

ducks

11/27/2009 10:01:20 PM

mallory ducks/rabbits/doves/bats

11/27/2009 9:50:58 PM

rabbits

11/27/2009 7:46:26 PM

3 Llamas one of whom we rescued

11/27/2009 5:38:06 PM

sheep, we even have a fox living in the barn

11/27/2009 3:25:39 PM

I have 2 wonderful cats that live in our heated tack room; they come and go through a pet door.

11/27/2009 2:50:04 PM

We have a Jack, Yellow Lab & Weim. 7 cats. The dogs love to trail ride with me.

11/27/2009 1:49:31 PM

many birds of rapture

11/27/2009 1:19:36 PM

one barn cat. she has a favorite horse and spends time with him.

11/27/2009 11:53:26 AM

Mt animals are all rescues

11/27/2009 11:35:23 AM

Guinies

11/27/2009 11:10:52 AM

None, several cats and dogs in the house.

11/27/2009 11:02:30 AM

cat in house

11/27/2009 10:01:02 AM

Companion animals to our equines prove invaluable to keep them interested and stimulated.

11/27/2009 9:48:36 AM

5 horses

11/27/2009 9:42:53 AM

turkeys and guineas

11/27/2009 7:57:53 AM

Ground squirrels destroying the pastures. KILL THEM ALL ! ! !

11/27/2009 4:23:50 AM

Cats and plenty of mice - lots of them.....

11/27/2009 12:28:12 AM

Have a few sheep in the mix too.

11/27/2009 12:10:34 AM

In the summer heat, my german shepherd will lay in the shade provided by the horse!

11/26/2009 10:55:52 PM

horse

11/26/2009 10:33:12 PM

none, except the wildlife that frequents the barnyard at night

11/26/2009 10:27:24 PM

People dump them, we spay/nueter. Too many unwanted kittens-very sad.

11/26/2009 9:37:54 PM

fish

11/26/2009 9:09:41 PM

ducks and alpacas

11/26/2009 8:59:08 PM

stifle injuries

11/26/2009 8:47:03 PM

12 guinea watch dogs keep everyone in the know about visitors of any kind.

11/26/2009 7:46:05 PM

peacocks

11/26/2009 7:17:56 PM

we have a dairy farm

11/26/2009 6:51:06 PM

llama and sheep

11/26/2009 6:42:27 PM

Sheep

11/26/2009 6:36:22 PM

sheep

11/26/2009 6:04:28 PM

llamas

11/26/2009 5:55:57 PM

I also have Bernese Mountain Dogs, which are a great working breed.

11/26/2009 4:30:00 PM

owls

11/26/2009 4:03:45 PM

my sister has the horses ,has cats and dogs, I had goats on the track

11/26/2009 3:57:16 PM

deer, mice, birds, possums

11/26/2009 3:35:35 PM

If it walks, flies, or swims, I am sure that it is here on this farm....someplace!!

11/26/2009 3:11:47 PM

rabbits, turtle

11/26/2009 2:45:28 PM

Peacocks

11/26/2009 2:41:18 PM

3 dogs, 3 cats, soon to be 4 of each!

11/26/2009 1:20:40 PM

1 cat came last summer. We fed it, now we have 4.

11/26/2009 1:19:08 PM

rodents, hawks, awols

11/26/2009 12:59:15 PM

some peacocks as well

11/26/2009 12:52:00 PM

Mini spotted donkey which is an Equid, but very different from horses

11/26/2009 12:34:27 PM

Shubunkins (goldfish) in horse tanks

11/26/2009 11:12:29 AM

do mice count?

11/26/2009 10:49:14 AM

6 cats, 1 dog, 3 donkeys and a pig

11/26/2009 10:14:55 AM

sheep; mice, rats (wild)

11/26/2009 9:52:52 AM

One cat who refuses to leave the tackroom

11/26/2009 8:49:19 AM

mice, because my cat is lazy

11/26/2009 8:15:12 AM

pigeons

11/25/2009 11:44:03 PM

Rabbits

11/25/2009 11:41:11 PM

deer are abundant and the mare happily shares her pastures

11/25/2009 11:20:00 PM

I was holding my dog, Sam, and he started licking the horses nose. It was very cute

11/25/2009 10:36:43 PM

geese

11/25/2009 10:36:24 PM

sheep

11/25/2009 10:28:47 PM

wildlife

11/25/2009 10:23:17 PM

Mice, squirrels, and chipmunks - and there is no grain available!

11/25/2009 10:07:11 PM

guinea hens

11/25/2009 9:47:53 PM

sheep and emu, ducks and swan

11/25/2009 9:32:56 PM

skunk

11/25/2009 9:23:38 PM

we have one sheep, one goat, one chicken, one cat and three house dogs.

11/25/2009 9:10:17 PM

Hey, what's a barn without a cat?

11/25/2009 9:03:20 PM

ducks, geese, rabbits, turkeys

11/25/2009 8:54:06 PM

Cats & Dogs as well as Owls,swallows and other birds. On the property deer,eagles & ravens

11/25/2009 8:49:10 PM

they are wild and severly in-bred sickly, you can't touch them they are not pets

11/25/2009 7:59:02 PM

sheep, gineau pig

11/25/2009 7:58:06 PM

sheep

11/25/2009 7:40:15 PM

two donkeys, a piglet and guinea fowl

11/25/2009 7:15:24 PM

dogs, cats, cows, and unwanted pests (rats/mice, skunk...)

11/25/2009 6:43:41 PM

pig that eats rattle snakes

11/25/2009 6:26:51 PM

rabbits, guinea pigs

11/25/2009 6:03:01 PM

sheep

11/25/2009 5:38:29 PM

also sheep

11/25/2009 5:25:07 PM

Pot bellied pig named Jasmine Louise

11/25/2009 4:47:28 PM

Bud the Sheep, He thinks hes a cow

11/25/2009 4:25:20 PM

I have three rescued dogs and three rescued cats.

11/25/2009 3:56:18 PM

sheep

11/25/2009 3:50:05 PM

Cats only - dogs live in the house

11/25/2009 3:39:54 PM

I am owned by a ragdoll cat named Bella. She hates to be touched, looked at or talked to.

11/25/2009 3:28:31 PM

I have 4 goats and 3 horses, 1 hog. My horses, hogs, & goats all eat together and sleep together.

11/25/2009 3:24:15 PM

pigs

11/25/2009 3:18:37 PM

I have 10 indoor cats, 2 dogs, and 2 parrots

11/25/2009 3:17:50 PM

Barn owner has 2 Boston Terriers and a single cat for pest control.

11/25/2009 2:41:32 PM

We have parrots helping care for our horses

11/25/2009 2:32:59 PM

sheep

11/25/2009 2:32:49 PM

Two German Shepherds, which are house house dogs and they go every place that I go.

11/25/2009 2:00:21 PM

Sheep!

11/25/2009 1:09:20 PM

ducks, rabbits

11/25/2009 12:53:43 PM

Toulouse geese (good "watchdog" breed)

11/25/2009 12:29:05 PM

rabbits

11/25/2009 12:12:16 PM

rabbits

11/25/2009 11:59:30 AM

Geese, ducks and fish

11/25/2009 11:54:50 AM

rabbit

11/25/2009 11:45:55 AM

rats,mice and raccoons can't get rid of them,protected in Cal

11/25/2009 11:39:54 AM

Sheep

11/25/2009 11:21:28 AM

ducks, geese

11/25/2009 11:16:58 AM

3 neighborhood cats have forsaken their homes in favor of the freedom of the stable.

11/25/2009 10:56:46 AM

We live in a remote area and are subject to moose, deer and bear going through our fences.

11/25/2009 10:56:27 AM

rabbits

11/25/2009 10:48:58 AM

Two barn cats, one domestic cat, some strays..

11/25/2009 10:37:26 AM

Non-toxic rodent controllers

11/25/2009 10:28:52 AM

We have three dogs, two cats and two goats

11/25/2009 10:26:25 AM

Ducks

11/25/2009 10:24:20 AM

We are in 4H so we also have rabbits, ducks and a pig. Our other pets include cockatiels & luvbirds

11/25/2009 10:19:11 AM

rabbits

11/25/2009 10:19:00 AM

I wouldn't have one without the other

11/25/2009 10:18:15 AM

2 barn cats. Live in the feed room. Keep barn rodent free. 1 semi-feral cat. Comes & goes.

11/25/2009 10:15:33 AM

goldfish in the water troughs

11/25/2009 10:00:35 AM

llamas, donkeys

11/25/2009 9:37:03 AM

llama

11/25/2009 9:30:32 AM

There is a large owl and several swallows livinng in my Quanset hut barn.

11/25/2009 9:27:17 AM

live in very rural setting:coon/possum/deer/wild turkeys

11/25/2009 9:15:11 AM

TURKEYS, MALLARD DUCKS, AND PHEASANTS

11/25/2009 9:13:43 AM

barn sparrows & other wild birds

11/25/2009 8:46:11 AM

ducks and geese, peermanent residents and visitors

11/25/2009 8:45:49 AM

lambs

11/25/2009 8:39:31 AM

Wildlife: Raccoons, foxes, deer, black snakes,

11/25/2009 8:25:20 AM

racoons

11/25/2009 8:23:08 AM

we have had a bit of everything at our barn. our horses are used to all creatures!

11/25/2009 7:23:28 AM

guinea hens (tick control)

11/25/2009 7:20:53 AM

4 domestic cats and 1 feral

11/25/2009 6:56:32 AM

2 dogs, 8 cats...rats, opossums, and raccoons...0

11/25/2009 6:10:08 AM

Sheep, pigs

11/25/2009 12:54:52 AM

we have all the above visiting the stables but only the cat and turkeys in residence

11/25/2009 12:47:30 AM

Alpacas and Llamas

11/25/2009 12:46:08 AM

alpaca, and pot bellied pig

11/25/2009 12:30:22 AM

ducks, geese

11/25/2009 12:29:01 AM

PEA HEN

11/25/2009 12:25:43 AM

ducks

11/25/2009 12:15:41 AM

geese-ducks-show poultry and waterfowl along with dogs and horses

11/24/2009 11:45:36 PM

pack rats, cougars, bears, & bobcats

11/24/2009 11:36:22 PM

rabbits

11/24/2009 11:22:23 PM

Pigs, javalina, ducks

11/24/2009 11:19:47 PM

rabbits,ducks, geese

11/24/2009 11:03:29 PM

pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs

11/24/2009 10:53:37 PM

sheep

11/24/2009 10:46:35 PM

sheep, a pig

11/24/2009 10:45:41 PM

guinea fowl

11/24/2009 10:32:32 PM

They rarely acknowledge each other, but happily coexist.

11/24/2009 10:26:48 PM

also my 2 guineas

11/24/2009 10:22:54 PM

peacock

11/24/2009 10:21:42 PM

donkey. tortise

11/24/2009 10:14:39 PM

We have dogs too, but don't allow them in with the horses.

11/24/2009 9:59:05 PM

rabbit

11/24/2009 9:51:11 PM

donkey

11/24/2009 9:43:55 PM

The Dogs & cats gang up onmice & birds there four no mice or birds

11/24/2009 9:37:40 PM

Prarie Dogs!!!!!

11/24/2009 9:34:24 PM

peacocks, three hens very intersting and social birds

11/24/2009 9:27:03 PM

also 1 ewe, 3 ducks

11/24/2009 9:07:20 PM

three jack russells

11/24/2009 9:06:40 PM

7 cats, 6 dogs- all strays that wandered up and I ended up keeping them.

11/24/2009 8:47:59 PM

mom cat and two offspring. end of our mouse/mole/vole and dirty birds roosting!

11/24/2009 8:44:23 PM

I have 4 dorper sheep along with 4 shit-zue's 1 cat 2 chooks.

11/24/2009 8:43:01 PM

We also have fish inside the house and in the big horse tank and a ferrett that found us.

11/24/2009 8:06:12 PM

I have two fat cats that are great hunters. They even go out and get gophers and birds.

11/24/2009 8:02:29 PM

rabbits

11/24/2009 8:02:16 PM

Koi

11/24/2009 8:00:17 PM

skunks, fox, coon, beaver, deer, elk, moose

11/24/2009 7:42:58 PM

llama

11/24/2009 7:34:03 PM

Also rabbits, a mini llama and alpacas

11/24/2009 7:24:41 PM

OUr barn cat is spayed and is vaccinated regularly.

11/24/2009 7:19:44 PM

potbelly pig he is kept out of their corrals out

11/24/2009 7:19:31 PM

Sheep

11/24/2009 7:11:46 PM

Everything but the kitchen sink and a llama.

11/24/2009 7:09:40 PM

llama, donky

11/24/2009 6:46:43 PM

A gopher snake to eat the rats and mice.

11/24/2009 6:38:14 PM

27 hens, 1 rooster, 4 dogs and a tough cat named Osama

11/24/2009 6:36:09 PM

I have two goats, "Julie" a nubian cross, who thinks she is a dog and talks non-stop!

11/24/2009 6:23:51 PM

Fox family, lots of deer, wild turkeys

11/24/2009 6:12:17 PM

peafowl

11/24/2009 6:05:53 PM

A buncha rescue critters! Love 'em ALL!

11/24/2009 6:04:17 PM

rats

11/24/2009 6:01:41 PM

mILLIE, wolf/sheperd mix CINDERS, white sheperd/red &white husky mix

11/24/2009 5:57:31 PM

Wealso have a small pack of coyotes and a herd of deer in surrounding woods

11/24/2009 5:42:43 PM

Besides the normal residents, I have 2 quinea fowl. Entertaining for all.

11/24/2009 5:33:28 PM

3 cats and 1 psycho kittie

11/24/2009 5:30:49 PM

turkey

11/24/2009 5:22:30 PM

pigs, peafowl, turkeys, coyotes, ducks, geese, pigeons, rabbits

11/24/2009 5:22:27 PM

guineas

11/24/2009 5:18:09 PM

They keep each other company.

11/24/2009 5:14:53 PM

burros

11/24/2009 5:00:02 PM

we live on a cattle ranch,so we have stock dogs ( catahoulas) and barn cats in additon to the cows.

11/24/2009 4:59:20 PM

Birds, Newts, Guinea Pigs

11/24/2009 4:53:13 PM

All dogs and cats also come in the house.

11/24/2009 4:50:22 PM

rabbits, tame rats.

11/24/2009 4:45:50 PM

The barn owner has dogs that are not very well behaved!

11/24/2009 4:35:30 PM

Rabbits

11/24/2009 4:34:57 PM

3 goldfish in the stock tank. =) Plus 2 dogs.

11/24/2009 4:32:36 PM

rabbits

11/24/2009 4:31:04 PM

Mice! And they aren't welcome.

11/24/2009 4:28:40 PM

Our 3 chickens are the funniest of our barn. We have one that is fearless and chases our dogs

11/24/2009 4:15:36 PM

Dogs seem to keep the wildlife at bay

11/24/2009 4:12:35 PM

ducks

11/24/2009 4:10:16 PM

One dog and one cat.

11/24/2009 4:06:40 PM

A beautiful fox...and one less chicken...

11/24/2009 4:02:14 PM

Two Hogs, a macaw and a mini donkey as well

11/24/2009 3:52:30 PM

They keep the unwelcome wild creatures away.

11/24/2009 3:49:47 PM

sheep, llamas, alpacas, duck, seagull

11/24/2009 3:47:37 PM

Pot bellied pig & goose

11/24/2009 3:47:09 PM

Pigeons, wild ones, can't oust them

11/24/2009 3:45:41 PM

do the pesty mice count?

11/24/2009 3:45:10 PM

additionally, Guinea Fowl & Pigs

11/24/2009 3:41:28 PM

sheep

11/24/2009 3:36:49 PM

Wallaby!!!

11/24/2009 3:36:17 PM

Great mousers and love to rub on the horses' noses

11/24/2009 3:33:05 PM

My goats help raise the foals-they even saved the life of a filly orphaned at 9 days by loving her!

11/24/2009 3:29:36 PM

rabbits

11/24/2009 3:29:12 PM

DONKEYS

11/24/2009 3:28:01 PM

wild birds

11/24/2009 3:24:24 PM

Llamas and miniature spotted donkey

11/24/2009 3:23:29 PM

sheep

11/24/2009 3:18:02 PM

I have one two year old Bullmastiff and two cats.

11/24/2009 3:17:40 PM

Cats, dogs, and a pot bellied pig!

11/24/2009 3:16:32 PM

ducks

11/24/2009 3:13:04 PM

5 Goats, 2 Dogs, 2 Cats - All get along great and are good buddies. Horses buddy up with the goats

11/24/2009 3:10:01 PM

Armadillo

11/24/2009 3:09:56 PM

a 10-ish year old ball of fur cat who is way more demanding at meal time than any of the horses

11/24/2009 3:09:12 PM

5 rowdy dogs ranging from elderly to puppy and 3 cats

11/24/2009 3:06:58 PM

one goose (who loves my horse) and 6 ducks

11/24/2009 3:06:12 PM

I have a small heard of 11 pygmy goats that share a pasture with my 5 donkeys and 1 Belgian draft

11/24/2009 3:04:42 PM

deer and antilope

11/24/2009 3:03:21 PM

We have 2 dogs, 5 cats, 5 goats, and 1 rescued rabbit.

11/24/2009 3:02:44 PM

2 lazy cats, 2 obnoxious goats

11/24/2009 3:01:59 PM

4 Guinea Fowl share the barn too.

11/24/2009 3:00:37 PM

Impala, Fallow Deer, Blesbok

11/24/2009 2:58:54 PM

3 Sheep

11/24/2009 2:58:31 PM

Guinea hens = snake preditors

11/24/2009 2:58:15 PM

Our barn wont let us have chickens, but I have had them in the past...they're good to have, too.

11/24/2009 2:57:02 PM

Guineas

11/24/2009 2:55:28 PM

My Kitty Cat loves cats!

11/24/2009 2:51:37 PM

DUCKS

11/24/2009 2:51:19 PM

Have had goats in the past, but 1 of our guys DOES NOT like them. Picked 1 up by neck & shook him.

11/24/2009 2:49:19 PM

Sheep

11/24/2009 2:45:10 PM

Bubba, most awesome Master Rodent Controller!

11/24/2009 2:44:57 PM

sheep

11/24/2009 2:43:35 PM

one ewe that loves my old mare

11/24/2009 2:42:10 PM

duck

11/24/2009 2:33:03 PM

geese

11/24/2009 2:28:38 PM

rabbits

11/24/2009 2:27:48 PM

guinea hens

11/24/2009 2:20:57 PM

sheep

11/24/2009 2:19:23 PM

all the above plus turkeys, guinea hens, and rabbits

11/24/2009 2:14:25 PM

Just one to help keep mice down

11/24/2009 2:13:29 PM

There were about 30 feral peacocks here when we moved in, they are still here!

11/24/2009 2:13:01 PM

Nothing in the barn, Doggies and Kitty in the HOUSE

11/24/2009 1:52:20 PM

cats sleep in stalls w/horses who nuzzle them!

11/24/2009 11:53:32 AM

We have a snake that sheds his skin in my horse's stall. One other boarder has seen him but not me.

11/24/2009 11:34:18 AM

Few mice (see: Cats); raccoons (I trap about 4x/year); wooly-worms, nesting birds.

11/24/2009 11:28:56 AM

People often drop off unwanted kittens at our farm, which I have to take them in!

11/24/2009 10:56:28 AM

llamas

11/24/2009 10:18:59 AM

jacob & blackbelly sheep-all well taken care of.

11/24/2009 9:30:11 AM

used to board at a place that had a camel and peacocks... pretty fun place

11/24/2009 9:18:00 AM

rabbits

11/24/2009 9:16:06 AM

Rodent control

11/24/2009 8:40:39 AM