Any Nubian goats for sale in OHIO?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by crazychickengirl, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone! I'm looking for an affordable milk goat but I'm having trouble locating any with the exception of going to an auction to buy one. The auction is an option, however I would just feel better buying one directly from the owner. I'm pretty terrible at trying to interpret what the auctioneer is saying, and I really don't have a clue what I"m looking for in a goat other than I'd like a nubian...preferably ready to kid in the spring.

    Just curious if anyone out there in BYC-land knew of any for sale or breeders in Ohio. I'm in NE ohio, so that area would be ideal. I've tried the Best Farm Buys and Craigslist websites and haven't come up with anything.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not have nubian but I do have pygmys that are bred right now, I have 2 does for sale that are due to kid in late february. I live in Newark about 40 minutes from columbus [​IMG]
     
  3. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you milk your pygmys? I have a pygmy doe that has never kidded, but she's the type that I don't think would cooperate with being milked. I'd like to just have enough milk to cook with and to make soaps, cheese, and yogurt with. Not sure how much pygmys milk each day.....
     
  4. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well no I have never tried to milk them, but when they kid thier milk bags are huge!! Pygmys are alot smaller than nubian but maybe 2 could do the trick lol.
     
  5. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I may just have to think about this whole pygmy milking thing! I would just need to get her bred since my male pygmy is a wether...and her brother. [​IMG]
     
  6. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW - how much are you asking for your pygmys?
     
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Join a few goat sites and look at the for sale pages. You would be surprised how many oare listed in your area...there are a few I like to go to..
    www.goattalk.com
    www.homesteadingtoday.com
    www.dairygoatinfo.com

    there are for sale pages and lots of goats also, and lots of goat people to help...
    alot of times the goats you see at sale barns are culls and there is eather a problems medically or physically. also it can bring diseases into your herd. Sometimes you get lucky but dont want to buy a goat with mastitis...
    Good luck and Nigerians are a good small milking goat and produce lots of milk also. I have Nigis, nubians, alpines and mini alpines. So got my hands full... I love them all
     

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