My two new kids are finally home...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chirpy, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I've wanted goats for so long (years and years and years and, well, you get it) and finally was able to get two little female Nigerian Dwarfs this spring. They just came home over the weekend. I'm so excited!

    Here's a couple of pictures:

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    They are getting used to their new home, new digs, new friends (the chickens they share the run with) and everything else that's brand new in their lives ... which is ... everything!
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Beautiful!!!
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    How old are they? I get my 2 Nigerian Dwarf does around July 11th when they're 8 weeks old. I want to know so I can figure how big they'll be at 8 weeks so I know how much room they need in my vehicle.
     
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Awww, they're beautiful! I'm hoping to get a few myself someday.
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Trisha - They are eight weeks old! The larger one was one of twins and the smaller one is one of quads - that's where the size difference comes in. They are actually only two days apart in age.

    You are going to love them!

    I bet you're having as hard of time waiting for yours as I did! I was first on a waiting list and got called from the breeder when they were just a few days old to go see and pick out the ones I wanted. Then I had to wait eight weeks to bring them home!! It was awful ... the time barely crept by.
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I want toggenburgs ! I am jealous my mom won't let me have goats so I told her I was going to be living in a modified garden shed out in the country some where because I will spend all the $ on land and goats and chickens and veggies. I really am intrested in being a sustainable farmer.

    Henry
     
  7. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:I just gotta warn you....when we brought our first babies home, we just snuggled them up in the front of the truck with us (they were only 3 weeks old, though, itty bitty bottle babies!). It was a 2-ish hour ride home. We got about halfway home when the floodgates opened and our little doe peed all over me! [​IMG] As my husband was laughing (that is, making fun of me for getting peed on) our little wether peed all over him. Then, as if right on cue, they both pooped all over, too. [​IMG] It's still funny, but--I might recommend putting them in a dog crate. They would both fit in a large crate at that age.

    ETA: Chirpy, they are soooo cute!!! Congrats on the new goaties. Have fun with them, they're just the sweetest little critters!
     
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  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    WOW, congratulations CHIRPY...........they are beautiful!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Crunchie - I've heard that same type of thing happening to others who brought theirs home in their car. So we used a dog kennel (airline crate) and brought them home in that. They seemed very relaxed and sat there very comfortably for our ride home. I put a piece of cardboard in the bottom and then covered that with a layer of fresh straw.
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:I just gotta warn you....when we brought our first babies home, we just snuggled them up in the front of the truck with us (they were only 3 weeks old, though, itty bitty bottle babies!). It was a 2-ish hour ride home. We got about halfway home when the floodgates opened and our little doe peed all over me! [​IMG] As my husband was laughing (that is, making fun of me for getting peed on) our little wether peed all over him. Then, as if right on cue, they both pooped all over, too. [​IMG] It's still funny, but--I might recommend putting them in a dog crate. They would both fit in a large crate at that age.

    ETA: Chirpy, they are soooo cute!!! Congrats on the new goaties. Have fun with them, they're just the sweetest little critters!

    Oh sorry. What I meant in my post was, how big are they so I know how big of a crate I need. I have a crate that's sized for a medium sized dog and I didn't know if that was big enough. The breeder said it should be but IDK. We have to drive 2.5 hours to get them and I would never dream of having them loose in the car. I'd be so nervous I'd wreck. LOL

    I think my babies are from a set of triples. I'm getting the 2 black and white does on the bottom right of this page:
    http://hometown.aol.com/buffalocreek2/NigerianSale.html

    Chirpy, how tall are they? Well, how tall is the taller one?
     

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