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This thread is to talk about goats! I don't have goats right now but I think I will at the end of this summer! :)

 Lets start! 

 

~Mitchell

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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post #2 of 2915
I just got into goats. It's funny cuz when I first started my little farm I said absolutely no goats bc I have no use for them. Until I came across goat milk! Lol Now I have 2 dairy does and one dairy buck. And I have to say I really like them! Them and my mini zebu are so much fun!
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I just got into goats. It's funny cuz when I first started my little farm I said absolutely no goats bc I have no use for them. Until I came across goat milk! Lol Now I have 2 dairy does and one dairy buck. And I have to say I really like them! Them and my mini zebu are so much fun!

Awesome! What breed(s) are they? I want to get Pygmy goats. :) Goats are soooooo awesome! 

 

P.S I really like Nubians, Nigerian Dwarfs, and Kinders too! smile.png


Edited by Mr MKK FARMS - 7/29/13 at 12:47pm

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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post #4 of 2915
My buck is a Nubian. One doe a lamancha and the other a mini alpine. Pictures in order. Lol

My boy Clyde. Having difficulties uploading the other pics.
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My buck is a Nubian. One doe a lamancha and the other a mini alpine. Pictures in order. Lol

My boy Clyde. Having difficulties uploading the other pics.

Nice! He is beautiful! I am so jealous right now haha!

More pics!!!!!!!!!! droolin.gif When I get my goats all of BYC will know because I will have hundreds of pics on every thread on here! My goats will be famous! lol

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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post #6 of 2915

Hey! I don't have goats but I have read every book I can get my hands on about them and work with a guy who does have them. He has Nubians and Saanens. I wanted to get into breeding kinders, no one around here sells them.


You can't leave footprints in the sands of time of you're sitting on your butt, And who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time?

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You can't leave footprints in the sands of time of you're sitting on your butt, And who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time?

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post #7 of 2915

I want some goats, but its taking a lot of convincing for my husband.  I need to learn more form people who actually have them.  Some websites are informative, but they dont cover the real questions, like, are they really fun or just a chore?

 

Do you have to process the milk, or can it be consumed straight from the bucket?

 

How much do they really eat?

 

Do they need special hoof care?

 

Do they need special suppliments?

 

Do they really eat everything?

 

Are they smart enough not to eat poison plants?

 

What sort of care do they need?  

 

Are they lots of work like a horse?  

 

Are they smelly like rabbits?  

 

Are they mean?  

 

Are you planning to breed, is that what the buck is for?

 

Do you plan to eat the offspring?

 

Im going to be watching this thread!  I want to learn all i can!

 

What is a good breed for a new goat herder?

 

What sort of space requirements do they have?


Edited by Reurra - 7/29/13 at 1:21pm

A Greyhound and a Cat currently run my life.

 

 "Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."    ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫

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A Greyhound and a Cat currently run my life.

 

 "Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."    ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫

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post #8 of 2915

Bonnie

Clarise
post #9 of 2915
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Hey! I don't have goats but I have read every book I can get my hands on about them and work with a guy who does have them. He has Nubians and Saanens. I wanted to get into breeding kinders, no one around here sells them.

Do it Megan! Kinders are awesome!

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

Reply

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Bonnie

Clarise

Aww! You are so lucky! lol

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

Reply

Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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