Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Like/Tweet/+1
Latest topics
» The Beast Revelation
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptyMon Jun 11, 2018 2:24 am by michae1

» Facebook page
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptySun Feb 11, 2018 9:19 am by dizzy

» Hilarious video A little garden fun by the cowboy poet Baxter Black
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 12:54 am by mountainmama

» An Insurrection Coming
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptySat Apr 16, 2016 6:52 am by 12acrehome

» Patrice's Patch Garden Journal
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptySat Apr 02, 2016 8:47 am by PATRICE IN IL

» lambs and ewes
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptyWed Mar 23, 2016 11:46 pm by Farmfresh

» Irish Cuisine Class/Demonstration Recipes
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptyMon Mar 07, 2016 6:13 am by PATRICE IN IL

» Prayer request for my dh's aunt
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptyFri Mar 04, 2016 8:55 pm by PATRICE IN IL

» How has your day been and what's for dinner...................
looking to get goats have some ????? EmptyMon Feb 29, 2016 5:43 am by PATRICE IN IL

Keywords

Seasoning  Taco  Sloppy  

Affiliates
free forum

Top posting users this week


looking to get goats have some ?????

Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by allienfuel on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:41 am

never really around livestock but we have the land so i thought why not, just got a few ??? what kind of shelter do they need? ppl use them for weed control around here, do i need add to the diet? we have a well just dont want run it dry, so what do they need as far as water? I mean we run two houses off the well and have never had any issues, but we also use it the garden, just don't want to run dry. I have heard that it is na good idea to have a couple of lamas with your goat heard. Lamas protect the goats from critters!!
allienfuel
allienfuel

Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-12-10
Location : Nor-Cal Foothills

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by NEAlabamaGoatLover on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:54 am

Goats need some kind of shelter to get out of the rain and wind. Although they can withstand cold, they really don't like to get wet. We have small barn on skids that can be easily moved with a tractor, but there are all types of structures that will work depending on the size of the goats, including very large dog houses.

They drink somewhere around 1/2 to 1 gallon of water per day per goat and they do better if you keep the water fresh and in some kind of dispenser that they cannot easily soil.

Many folks here keep either a livestock guardian dog (LGD), a donkey or a llama with their goats to protect them from coyotes and bobcats. I have heard that if you have two llamas or two donkeys they ten to pay more attention to each other and less to the goats - but I don't have personal experience with that. We have a great pyr that watches over ours.

One word of advice - goats are great at clearing land, but they are also little escape artists! Our pygmy goats are so small they walk through the fence like it was swiss cheese. We have had to put chicken wire around the entire pasture to keep them in - and they still sometimes manage to get out! Luckily we are out here in the big middle of nowhere and we don't have neighbors to complain, but it is still quite annoying!

Having said all that - I have never regretting my decision to get goats. I love every one of them. They are relatively easy to take care of and are very sweet and fun.

Good luck!

NEAlabamaGoatLover

Posts : 5
Join date : 2013-01-15
Location : NE Alabama

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by Sonshine on Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:51 pm

I can't believe I missed this post. I would supplement their feed. I'm not sure they would get all the nutrients they would need just eating weeds. We don't have an LGD or donkey or llama with our goats and so far we've been ok, but we don't have a problem with wild critters getting in with them either. We have a barn that ours stay in at night. I agree with NE Ala, they can be escape artists, in fact, we have one we named Houdini due to that fact.

Like NE Ala, I have never regretted getting ours. We have Nigerian Dwarf goats and I absolutely love them, they give great milk too.

_________________
Sonshine
He who cultivates his land will have plenty of food,
but from idle pursuits a man has his fill of poverty
Proverbs 28:19[b]
Sonshine
Sonshine
Admin

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2009-05-07
Age : 62

https://christianhomesteader.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by backtotheland on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:06 pm

I agree with the escape artist statement. A friend of mine had a Lamancha who got out of everything they tried to keep her in. I got one and it looked just like her, the other one had died by this time, but I swear it mine was related to her because she was the same way. I found that if I kept her occupied she was content to stay right where she was. Another friend who has Nigerian Dwarfs and they get out all the time.

I alwayskept a mineral supplement and baking soda in with my sheep and goats too.I love goats and can't wait to get started with them again.

backtotheland

Posts : 369
Join date : 2010-12-03

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by Cyndi on Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:55 am

Goats are awesome! We give our goats good hay and a pound of grain per day, and of course we let them out occasionally to graze on weeds. Goats have different personalities, they are affectionate, and they are smart! And if there is a itsy bitsy chance of escape, they will find it! In return for good care they provide about a half a gallon of milk or more per day. I love to make goat milk tapioca pudding, which costs very, very little to make. Have fun!
Cyndi
Cyndi

Posts : 1
Join date : 2013-06-12
Location : Wisconsin

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by PATRICE IN IL on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:10 am

Welcome to the group Cyndi. Smile
PATRICE IN IL
PATRICE IN IL
Admin

Posts : 5377
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 53
Location : Northern Illinois

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by Sonshine on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Welcome Cyndi. Glad to see another goat lover. Smile

_________________
Sonshine
He who cultivates his land will have plenty of food,
but from idle pursuits a man has his fill of poverty
Proverbs 28:19[b]
Sonshine
Sonshine
Admin

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2009-05-07
Age : 62

https://christianhomesteader.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by backtotheland on Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:31 am

I have a LaMancha who is about a year old and she is such a sweetheart I can't believe how lucky I am. I'm going to look at another one on Tuesday who is in milk and if her CAE and CL tests come back negative I will bring her home in about a month. In addition to those two I am buying a Nubian doe in milk once she has her kids around the 17th of July. I wouldn't buy her but I did tell my friend I would so I will follow through on that. I'm a little concerned because she is seven years old and she miscarried once this fall but she was rammed by a ewe and miscarried two days later. I can't wait to start milking again.

backtotheland

Posts : 369
Join date : 2010-12-03

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by Sonshine on Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:35 am

backtotheland, welcome back. Smile  I've missed seeing you around here.

_________________
Sonshine
He who cultivates his land will have plenty of food,
but from idle pursuits a man has his fill of poverty
Proverbs 28:19[b]
Sonshine
Sonshine
Admin

Posts : 5253
Join date : 2009-05-07
Age : 62

https://christianhomesteader.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by PATRICE IN IL on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:53 am

Welcome back backtotheland Smile
PATRICE IN IL
PATRICE IN IL
Admin

Posts : 5377
Join date : 2011-01-25
Age : 53
Location : Northern Illinois

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by backtotheland on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Thanks Sonshine and Patrice. It's good to be back and have life settling down a little bit here.

backtotheland

Posts : 369
Join date : 2010-12-03

Back to top Go down

looking to get goats have some ????? Empty Re: looking to get goats have some ?????

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum