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Old 04/20/06, 02:18 PM
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life expectancy of goats??

Anybody know the life expectancy of dairy goats? I have one who is 15.


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Old 04/20/06, 02:38 PM
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I have always heard 10 - 12 years. I had a 12 yr old nubian who was still producing 2 gallons a day when I sold her, so I think she would have lived a few years longer. If they are taken care of properly, any animal can live well past it's life expectancy.
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Old 04/20/06, 07:16 PM
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I know someone with a 22 year old goat... Liz
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Old 04/21/06, 03:02 AM
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One of the ladies in the local goat club has around sixty or so does, and has kept goats for many years -- she says hers average around fourteen years. She's got her nutritional program down pat, though.

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Old 04/21/06, 09:56 AM
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I know of someone that just lost her goat. She was 21 years old.
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Old 04/21/06, 10:36 AM
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Boy! I hope ours live to be 21, or better yet 22. Our oldest girl is 6 right now, but she could pass for a humoungous 2 year old right now.
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