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Originally Posted by Shezadandy View Post


We went by what the breeder (over run by Nubian goats) told us and also their regular care vet.  Maybe her particular lines have an issue? I was ready to remove the unnecessary accessories just about immediately (and am all for gelding horses while still at mom's side) but was talked out of it.  Yes, the smell was ... something else ... so was the DH getting mounted in front of company.  Course, he didn't even have a dog growing up and wasn't in tune with their intentions.  They definitely inspired us to put a lot of time into our fencing- no escapes. 

First pic is when we brought them home, 2nd/3rd pics are the day they got the ole'snip snip... right before... and the last is last year early fall.  They're now 3yrs old.  The Saanen cross gestated for a long long time and was a giant at birth and his tail is permanently stuck to the left- part of the charm- in the first pic the Nubian was 6 weeks and he was just 3 weeks and already bigger.  His mom was about the same size as the Nubian does.  Actually he's off the dairy goat weight tape at this point.  Beyond those first few weeks of alfalfa, we've also just done grass hay, blackberry maintenance and pasture.  They love it when we prune our trees- big treats for them! 

What kind of goats do you keep?






I love Nubian, yours are so adorable. I currently on have wethers, 12, 3 are pygmy the rest are dairy goat, I had a Nubian, he was beautiful, I lost him a few years ago and haven't been able to find another when I go looking. I plan to only buy dairy boys and bottle raise them.

I keep reading that about stones, but it hasn't been my experiences, I've kept many wethers over the last 25 years. The only one with stone s was a buck I purchased at three months, he was dead within weeks from stones. They must have been feeding him a lot of ration. My own I don't even think about it.

Mine eat all our tree trimmings, I call them my natural chipper shredders.





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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post


I love Nubian, yours are so adorable. I currently on have wethers, 12, 3 are pygmy the rest are dairy goat, I had a Nubian, he was beautiful, I lost him a few years ago and haven't been able to find another when I go looking. I plan to only buy dairy boys and bottle raise them.

I keep reading that about stones, but it hasn't been my experiences, I've kept many wethers over the last 25 years. The only one with stone s was a buck I purchased at three months, he was dead within weeks from stones. They must have been feeding him a lot of ration. My own I don't even think about it.

Mine eat all our tree trimmings, I call them my natural chipper shredders.





 

Woweee you've got a whole crew working for you there!  I LOVE your Lamanchas.  Sticking with dairy goat boys too- I'm afraid goat math gets considerably more expensive than chicken math so the temptation to breed is thwarted by the wrong equipment, eheheheh  Well, plus there are a considerable number of these guys who need a home.  We've stopped at 2 because our property doesn't have a barn, just the goat house we put in a couple years ago, good enough for 2 big guys.  We're in one of those 'future development' areas and the city planner has decided that our area will eventually be 'light industrial' after they build their stupid road and start ripping everything up...rrrrrr, anyway-- as we put up various animal structures, fences, etc., it's always with portability in mind- whether big change happens is 1 year or 10 is impossible to say.

 

18 layers of various breeds and 8 'tweenager' chicks... and 4 little F2 Super Blues that just hatched.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 'tweenager' chicks... and 4 little F2 Super Blues that just hatched.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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post #33 of 37
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:yuckyuck 

LOL. Me too. Mine says "We are NOT building any more stuff for chickens"

Mine says, you want it, you build it... all except for the big coop.  Was supposed to be a 2 weekend, max 3 weekend build.  Ended up taking 10 weeks.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Shezadandy View Post

Woweee you've got a whole crew working for you there!  I LOVE your Lamanchas.  Sticking with dairy goat boys too- I'm afraid goat math gets considerably more expensive than chicken math so the temptation to breed is thwarted by the wrong equipment, eheheheh  Well, plus there are a considerable number of these guys who need a home.  We've stopped at 2 because our property doesn't have a barn, just the goat house we put in a couple years ago, good enough for 2 big guys.  We're in one of those 'future development' areas and the city planner has decided that our area will eventually be 'light industrial' after they build their stupid road and start ripping everything up...rrrrrr, anyway-- as we put up various animal structures, fences, etc., it's always with portability in mind- whether big change happens is 1 year or 10 is impossible to say.


That's a really nice goat shed. I once had 13 goats, half were does, we were going to fix the buck but my husband said let them breed one more year. Next year we had 27, we fixed the buck and I had a huge herd for a while.
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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by lazy gardener View Post

Mine says, you want it, you build it... all except for the big coop.  Was supposed to be a 2 weekend, max 3 weekend build.  Ended up taking 10 weeks.
I am fortunate that my husband will build me anything, sometimes I have to downsize his plan. I admire anyone who can do their own building.
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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #36 of 37
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Yup, I've noticed anytime we build anything for chickens, or for any other reason, it takes 2x as long at a minimum. I was starting to wonder if it was just us - like, did we have some strange handicap when it came to estimating how long a project should take!?

 

You are AMAZING if you do your own building, I help but I'm better at design than reaching up and holding a heavy board while keeping the drill straight. oldhenlikesdogs is right - its admirable.

 

BTW, oldhenlikesdogs - you are very very fortunate to have a DH whom you have to downsize on plans. That's like winning the lottery or something. ;) 

post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by TabITSWD View Post


Yup, I've noticed anytime we build anything for chickens, or for any other reason, it takes 2x as long at a minimum. I was starting to wonder if it was just us - like, did we have some strange handicap when it came to estimating how long a project should take!?

You are AMAZING if you do your own building, I help but I'm better at design than reaching up and holding a heavy board while keeping the drill straight. oldhenlikesdogs is right - its admirable.

BTW, oldhenlikesdogs - you are very very fortunate to have a DH whom you have to downsize on plans. That's like winning the lottery or something. wink.png  
Thank you I am lucky.
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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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