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How many goats do you own?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Beejay, May 24, 2008.

  1. Beejay

    Beejay Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2007
    New Brunswick, Canada
    We finally got our first goat a registered Alpine, she spent all night with us around the fire because she seemed so lonelly in her paddock.

    Should we get another one?

    Do most people keep just one goat?

  2. penelope77

    penelope77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    you really should get another one. i got a doe and a wether for my first. they need another goat for company.
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Goats are very social animals. They really (I can't stress the 'really' part of that enough) need to have a goat friend or they can not only get into trouble (from boredom) but literally have health issues. Some people are able to put them with another animal (horse, sheep) and the goats seem to do Ok.

    I just really think that they need another goat as they really know how to play with each other the best.
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    The more the merrier. They just love each other. I have a doe and a wether and the doe and two babies. That four all together.
  5. Beejay

    Beejay Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2007
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Great so we will get her a friend asap!

  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have 8 - 6 does 2 bucklings [​IMG]
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Good for you in getting her a friend A.S.A.P.! Now, we do need to see pictures.... [​IMG]
  8. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Yes its very important to get her a freind fast...that is why she is lonely...if its possible to get her a freind from where you got her I would do that as she already knows them but if not a wether or another doe would be good.
    I think all in all I have almost 50 goats counting babies and still have 4 does to kid out this year...so the total will climb...If you lived closer to me I would let you have a wether ...
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Get more. Goats are social animals. I'm looking for 2-3 goats right now. I'm having a hard time finding some good dairy goats. [​IMG]
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    You really need 2 of any animals, simply for their welfare. The only ones I can think of which are regularly kept as singles are guardian animals like llamas or donkeys.

    Oh.... milking 3 does, have 4 bucklings on the ground who need sold, 1 buck and 1 wether (we just have him to keep the buck happy, since he spends a majority of the year away from the laydeez).

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