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post #11 of 17
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Hahaha I heard of people packing with goats, but never seen it :D thats awesome!  I am leaning towards getting more of the unwanted goats, feeling it would be nice to give a good life time home to like you stated a dairy wether, one that would not really be great for meat and the person would be wanting to sell as a pet.  There was a good point made about selling off kids of breeds that are wanted to help with the cost of feed and vet.  

I have some time to think about it, go time is early spring for my chickens and then after that the goats!  Maybe I will try to find fainting goats like I use to have years ago, they were so sweet and just ate everything, or I could combine a couple breeds, unwanted wethers and a breeding trio of Boars or something.  There is enough useable land that I could have two separate fields, boy side (wether and a billy) and the girl area. Lots to think about.  Mostly I just miss having goats and hate having a lot of unused land that is perfect for them to graze and help me keep it down, cause there is a lot...ugh.

post #12 of 17
I have picked up most of my dairy boys for 5 bucks, though it can cost close to 100 dollars in milk replacer, but they are so friendly, my mom raised goats are like wild animals.







My lamanchas have been the noisiest goats ever.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 10/22/15 at 10:17am
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I have picked up most of my dairy boys for 5 bucks, though it can cost close to 100 dollars in milk replacer, but they are so friendly, my mom raised goats are like wild animals.







My lamanchas have been the noisiest goats ever.

 

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I have picked up most of my dairy boys for 5 bucks, though it can cost close to 100 dollars in milk replacer, but they are so friendly, my mom raised goats are like wild animals.







My lamanchas have been the noisiest goats ever.

 

 

I was going to say....I don't think you can get any goat around here in Alabama for less that 75 dollars on a good day. Bottle babies cost more than babies with the mommy. A good Boar buck...I mean a good one...will cost over 175 dollars.

 

You may get one cheap at an auction for 40 or 50 dollars but will probably only good for filling a hole in the ground. You also endanger the whole herd.

post #14 of 17
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Oldhen, I loove your goat playground!  I will totally have the husband person make something fun like that by the wooded area so they can get up some of those evil old looking trees :P

post #15 of 17
it needs repairing every year, but they love hanging out on it, I thought it was too much when my husband built it, but I sure was wrong, thank you.
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Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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post #16 of 17
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it needs repairing every year, but they love hanging out on it, I thought it was too much when my husband built it, but I sure was wrong, thank you.

That is a really cool goat fort. My poor goats just have a pile of pallets to play on. We take them everywhere with us though so they don't get bored. Here they are at the beach.
post #17 of 17
You have very lucky goats. How do they travel, in crates or trailer.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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