life expectancy of goats??

Discussion in 'Goats' started by OldWm, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. OldWm

    OldWm Active Member

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

    Thanks.

    Old Woman
     
  2. dkdairygoats

    dkdairygoats Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. Teacupliz

    Teacupliz Well-Known Member

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    I know someone with a 22 year old goat... Liz
     
  4. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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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.

    Kathleen
     
  5. Sweet Goats

    Sweet Goats Cashmere goats

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    I know of someone that just lost her goat. She was 21 years old.
     
  6. Goat Freak

    Goat Freak Slave To Many Animals

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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.