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Llamas

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Harrison farm, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Harrison farm

    Harrison farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have researched a lot about llamas and feel they would be a good fit for our newly started farm (we have chickens and goats). We live in North Pole Alaska and have not found any for sale or heard of anyone having them? Does anyone out there Live in a cold climate Who has experience raising llamas and where I might find them to purchase them ? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello. I just saw your post. At one time we lived in Anchorage. We did not have llama at that time but I do know there are folks in Alaska and in Canada who own them. They are native to very cold climates but there are some care precautions that you would have to use. If you are interested, I can link you up with some facebook pages that have llama folks. I have not had a lot of luck drumming up interest here.
     
  3. Harrison farm

    Harrison farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks puffin fluff but I don't use Facebook. For now until I can research some more we going to stay with our goats and chickens and try turkeys and possible ducks when the weather gets warmer and maybe a pig. We're just talking about that one right now
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    No problem. They are really not too difficult. They are a very different creature and depending on what you are wanting to do with them depends on time commitment etc.

    Hope you guys are having a great winter. I miss the snow.
     
  5. Harrison farm

    Harrison farm Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been an awesome winter and it's only -2°
     
  6. Harrison farm

    Harrison farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I know Anchorage was always warmer and I heard they didn't have any snow this year yet but were up here in North Pole
     
  7. Puddin Fluff

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    The last year I was there we had record snowfall in and around Anchorage and I had Moose grazing on the bushes in my yard because they couldn't dig out the stuff in the mountains.
     
  8. Harrison farm

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    Oh wow that's quite a change from this year's warm weather
     
  9. Sandra Dreger

    Sandra Dreger Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I have 7 Llamas joining my farm at the end of February. All registered. I am located in northern Alberta. I am happy to share my experiences with you. I am in a cold climate and have no concerns for the animals. I have built a large south facing shelter for them and have a fully fenced acreage. Being a high altitude animal, they are used to the cold climate. High summer temperatures can be far more detrimental to them then the cold. Feel free to contact me with questions as well :)
     
  10. Harrison farm

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    Thank you so much Sandra. I look forward to any future threads regarding your new llama's.
     

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