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  1. Homesteading Questions
    Hi I am in a terrible situation and either have to get rid of my sweet goat or dehorn him. We have to make this decision soon because he is beating up one of my original goats and it is causing her not to get better from being sick. He is a couple years old so his horns aren’t little. I really...
  2. Homesteading Questions
    Hi! My goat Ace we rescued from a rescue and all the goats fight a lot and when we got him he can’t seem to stop fighting my other goats. My other goats don’t have horns and he does. We think it is causing one of my goats to loose hair because she is so stressed. We are down to two very hard...
  3. Homesteading Questions
    Our big semi wild (have been working with him but still barely touchable without treats) Beautiful Buck has somehow ruptured his eye. We wrangled him to the vet last night and they are saying it needs to come out or else it will be prone to repeated infection. Does anyone have any experience...
  4. General Chat
    i just bred my goat ! its to soon to tell if she took, she was suppose to spend the weekend with the buck but the next day was screaming and running away from the buck, so got called to come get her. fingers crossed ! if shes bred , her due date is june 1st. but we all know due dates are just...
  5. Goats
    would you run one cow calf pairing in a pasture with 3 goats? Should I rotate pasture even though there aren’t many animals? If this was you how would you rotate the pasture? I’m unsure how to divide the pasture and how often to move the animals
  6. Goats
    I have searched the internet far and wide for the answer to this question but ive been getting nothing... is there any way that does can line up their due dates and time births to happen at the exact same time? Kinda like how if women live together for a long enough time their periods will stay...
  7. General Chat
    if you read any of my other posts.. then you know i struggle with my neighbors.... if you dont feel like looking for my other posts.. here is summary . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(go to the next line like this if you already...
  8. Homesteading Questions
    Hello I’m looking for some advice on what breed of buck I should get for my does. I have 2 Nigerian dwarfs 1 La Mancha and 1 Nubian! I was kinda leaning towards the Nigerian so I would have 2 does that would have pure breed kids but not sure if there is another that would be more profitable.
  9. Goats
    Recently bought a little billy, whom I think had urinary issues to begin with. He peed all over me when I got him home and I noticed a small amount of swelling to his sheath. Anyway...fast forward two days later, he's at the vet. It's determined he has a urethra that has burst. Vet says from...
  10. Goats
    Actually , im getting 2. both are Nigerian dwarf goats , one is an adult, and the other is one of her doeling. i just got to wait till her buckling is weened off of mama before i can go pick them up. EXCITED! i still got to go pick up the stuff for them, bedding , food, water and food buckets...
  11. Goats
    I've had two LaMancha goats for the past 5-6 years and a while back one of them started producing milk, she had never been bred we got them as babies. Both of their bags looked full and I got milk from one. Is that normal for LaManchas? And would it be safe to drink the milk?
  12. Introductions
    Just bought a homestead in Duvall, WA (literally just in time to get out of Bellevue where the majority of Washington Covid-19 cases are). We're on a 14 acre lot (10 of which is forested / Native Growth Retention Area). We're just getting our garden setup for a variety of crops (tomatoes...
  13. Goats
    I’m new to the whole livestock and homesteading thing in general so I wanted to get a pet goat and I got a dwarf goat at the age of 2 months and felt bad that he was alone so my neighbor (the other tenant of the duplex I live in on this land), he decided to get a female 2 months as well this was...
  14. Goats
    I’m new to the whole livestock and homesteading thing in general so I wanted to get a pet goat and I got a dwarf goat at the age of 2 months and felt bad that he was alone so my neighbor (the other tenant of the duplex I live in on this land), he decided to get a female 2 months as well this was...
  15. Goats
    On Feb 17th (over two weeks ago,) we bought two Nubian goat whethers that are 4 years old and are twins. We got them to eat all our underbrush and weeds on our several acres. (Seven years ago we got two other Nubians whethers to do this and they did a wonderful job.) These two Nubians we...
  16. Goats
    I want to get some Nigerians for milk but there aren't any buck owners in my area that offer stud service. Would it be wildly illogical to just buy a buck to service the does and then try to resell it? Or have any of yall done this? I feel like I don't have any other options at this point. So...
  17. Camelids
    Hello everyone! Not sure whether to put this in camelids or goats! I am very excited to be a new llama owner, as of about a week ago. Then the day before yesterday I had the surprise of a lifetime when I walked out to her pen and discovered she had just given birth to a cria! I had no idea she...
  18. Goats
    Brand new member, glad to be here. I recently purchased goats for the first time, I grew up on a small farm and own cattle but have never dealt with goats before. I'm establishing my own set up, apart from the family farm, while working full time. I am interested in getting a dog, with some...
  19. Pigs
    So I have 4 acres of green pasture with some trees fenced in. I plan on doing 3 hot wires to keep the goats and dogs from rubbing on the fence. I want to have my 16 chickens, 3 goats, 3 pigs (AGH so should be docile enough to not kill the chickens), and 2 live stock guardian dogs in this fence...
  20. Goats
    New to goat farming here! Regarding worms, after quite a bit of research, i decided to do my own fecal counts. I did the McMaster method for both my 10 week old LaMancha doelings. I expected to see a variety of worm eggs, but all I found was a single coccydia oocyst on the slide (for both of...
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