My herd is growing

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Cheryl in SD, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Cheryl in SD

    Cheryl in SD Living in the Hills Supporter

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    Saturday I got a new doe. She is a purebred Nubian. Her previous owner had been sick and unable to really care for his herd for a while. She is thin and scruffy, but responding to good food and care. I am keeping her seperated from my herd until test results come back to make sure she is clean. She is bred and due the first part of May. She is a sweetie, but never named. She looks like a Clara to me, so Clara it is.

    This brings the herd to 8, two of the bucklings go to the breeder, so we will have 3 does, 2 doelings, and 1 wether left, plus whatever we get from Clara.

    Now to get the ground dried out a bit so we can put up fence and get them a bigger pasture!

    Joyfully,
    Cheryl
     
  2. Sweet Goats

    Sweet Goats Cashmere goats

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    Congratulations. I am glad she found a GREAT home. :sing: I am sure she is in Heaven with you. Clara is a very lucky girl. How old is she? :banana02:
     

  3. Cheryl in SD

    Cheryl in SD Living in the Hills Supporter

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    She is three. I think she will make a nice addition to the family. :) :dance:

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  4. TexCountryWoman

    TexCountryWoman Gig'em

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    Herds do grow quick, that's for sure! Before you know it, you will be making some hard decisions about culling, or else putting up more fences! I had just a few goats two years ago, 2 does and a wether. Then I got 2 more does and 2 bucks. In two years, I had 23 goats! 3 went in the freezer, 1 is on it's way to follow them, I sold 3 does to a friend last week and that leaves me with 16. Of the 16, 4 are pregnant. 2 of my does just had triplets, all kids survived. I am to a point now where I still have too many and just can't seem to part with any of them! I do need to sell 1 of the bucks ( a Lamancha and his buddy wether). That will get me down to 14, with lot's of babies still on the way and a need to replace the LM buck with a new one from another breeder anyway! it's crazy!

    Congrats on your new goaty!