INFO ON GOATS? I NEED HELP WITH THIS PROJECT...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chickenfan4life, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, my parents might let me get a few goats to show and breed for my 14th birthday. But, first, I need info on how to care for them properly. Can someone please give me straight answers to the following questions?

    1) How big a pen do three goats need

    2) How much would a purebred goat such as a Nubian cost

    3) How much do they eat (my parents' biggest concern [​IMG])

    4) What kind of fencing do they need

    5) Are they easy to breed/kid

    6) What should their housing conditions be

    Thank you for answering my questions.

    Sincerely,
    Hannah.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, that is helpful. I really want to raise purebred goats. It sounds like an interesting idea, and, I am currently selling eggs and making $3.50 a dozen which adds up quick. I am trying to get a job as a dog walker; just about everyone has dogs, where I live. Plus I will soon be selling Bantam chicks, so I am hoping to add this together with B-day money, Christmas money, and allowance to make the amount of money needed for goats.
     
  4. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, some more questions:

    1) Are they easy to show:

    2) Would a 14 year old be able to sell their kids easily:

    3) Are Nubian bucks mean:

    4) Do you win prize money at shows: (that would help cover bills)

    5) Would a converted metal shed be an appropriate house setup for them:

    6) What are the recognized colors of a Nubian goat:

    Thank you for your help.
    Hannah.
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Bump... =)
     
  6. EricaLee

    EricaLee Out Of The Brooder

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    Only help I can give is to the size of the house I would think a shed would be fine, this is 4'x8' and was cheap to build, I will be painting red and shingling the roof until then it is covered in a tarp for protection. They only go in if it is raining, other then that they like to sleep under the deck I am asuming it is cooler... Here is my girls house :) Baby is a pygmy and baby is a mutt (pygmy/nubian/bore) I don't show or any of that they are my pets and I milk Baby for family use.


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  7. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, any info is helpful.
     
  8. blueeyeddemon

    blueeyeddemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought that goats were quite interesting, though, I was never able to get any [​IMG] [​IMG] Anyways!! Good luck with 'em [​IMG]

    Sincerely,

    Haley :)
     
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  10. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you so much for answering my questions! This really helped me so much... thanks!
     

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