Goat Family

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Omelette, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got a mom and 2 kids. Does anyone know what kind of goats they are?

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  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    sannens is what they look like..its a dairy breed
     
  3. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 29, 2007
    Thanks lacy.

    We're going to start milking her as soon as she gets used to us. She just started eating from my hand, but then backs off. I'm still nervous about predators with the 2 kids, so luckily she stays pretty close to the barn.
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I say Saanens.
     
  5. Harmon_7

    Harmon_7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Me 2!
     
  6. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    they're sooooooooo cute. i was thinking same. omg
     
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I agree with Lacy (Lacy, isn't it you who has a pretty wether?).

    Momma looks pretty thin, even for a dairy breed. I'd throw the alfalfa to her, gradually of course. It will help with her milk production, too.

    Here's a great site about milking goats:
    www.fiascofarm.com
    Talks all about milking, breeding, everything husbandry.

    They're beautiful! I love solid white goats (so I ask myself, why don't I have any??)
     
  8. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    This thread has come back to life at a timely point.

    I got to the point where I couldn't look after the goats. The drinking water was freezing over in the barn and I had to drive back and forth from the city to the country due to work, children etc. So, the doe went back to the original owner to be bred. And the kids............ [​IMG]:( [​IMG] [​IMG].

    Happily, the 3 chickens are in my backyard in the city. Not overly happy, but still giving me a couple of eggs a day.
     
  9. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    bummer,
     
  10. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    too bad. they were so cute. glad you got to keep the chcikens.
     

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