Help goat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by what a chick, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. what a chick

    what a chick New Egg

    Mar 27, 2013
    Hi I'm new at farming I really want to get a goat but I want to know if I have to milk it? i don?t want to have any milk!:/
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    If you don't breed your goat, and get a "dry" doe (a doe who isn't producing milk), you won't have to milk.
  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    You can get whethers (neutered bucks), does, or a mix of whethers and does. Stay away from high producing dairy lines and breeds such as Saaanens, as some have high rates of "maiden milkers" (animals that produce milk without being bred). Sometimes maiden milkers are easier to dry off than others from what I hear. Do a great deal of research on goats, read books, and join goat forums and ask questions, before getting goats. Make sure you can meet their needs which include managing parasites, adequate minerals and diet, extremely good fencing as goats are good at testing fences, etc.
  4. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2013
    Cleveland OH
    Do you want a goat for meat then? Many meat breeds also produce a fair amount of milk but don't always HAVE to be milked. And any goat you breed will end up producing milk.

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