Hi everyone. I have lurked for quite a while but would like to start asking questions. We are planning on purchasing 3 day old Nubian does from a dairy close to here. My dh has knowledge in a lot of farmish things but not goats and I only know what I have been reading. I have read some at Fiascofarms and various other places but would like to find out about different types of medicines that they will need and any possible immuinizations. We are moving to 5 acres in about a month and will be getting our babies at some point in the fall (we hope). We are on a tight budget, I stay home and we have 5 children, and I am looking at the best affordable way to start them out with housing and such. I was planning on leaving them in the backyard (it is quite large), it is has chain link fence, while they a being bottle fed quite often. Also, the back 3 acres are fenced with barbed wire which I know is not good for keeping goats in. Would it be plausible on a not too expensive scale to put an electric fence around some of that, or all of it? I was also thinking of putting chickens in the back 3 also and having different housing for them. Do chickens and goats and possibly a cow get along? I have chickens promised as soon as we move, a cow at some point in the future to raise for meat and my dairy goats in the fall. I am trying to plan ahead and be as prepared as I can be. I hope this was not too lengthy of a post. If you have knowledge to share, advice, or even websites, I will appreciate any and all. Thanks Jennifer in TX, married to my wonderful dh Randy and mother to our 5 precious blessings.