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Milking sheep or goats?

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Thread Starter 
deciding to get sheep or goats for milking will doubles as meat if we cant sale lambs or kids
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Goats are friendlier and easier to handle, but harder to keep confined, so good fencing is a must. Sheep can be skiddish and erratic and prone to just running. I've had both, I have goats now, all boys for pets.

Goats should milk easier than sheep based on teat shape, and goats will give more milk.

Both have a temperamental digestive system so knowledge of proper feed is a must, as they can die easily from bloat, acidosis, and over eaters.

Both need companionship from their own species, so get at least two at a time.

Just a few points.
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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I ok goats it is i cant chase them down when watching to kids lol. Thanks and ideal which breed of goat would be best for milking and all over taste of milk?
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I haven't personally milked any goats, just cows, so others will hopefully give you some ideas, but I think Nubian, alpine and saanens are the best.
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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Thanks
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