Pygmy Goats Wanted

Discussion in 'Goats' started by geminiblackbird, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. geminiblackbird

    geminiblackbird New Member

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    I am looking for a breeding pair of pygmy goats in north west alabama. I cant afford to pay loads of money as i am disabled and that check doesnt go far.I have 2 acres that i have to cut with a push mower and that gets to be a bit much at times in this heat we have.If anyone can help me out please let me know thanks. Have a good day :)
     
  2. bill not in oh

    bill not in oh Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for a substitute for lawn mowing, you want sheep not pygmy goats... It would take probably 30-40 goats to put much of a dent in 2 acres of grass, and then they will skip the weeds/grasses that they don't like LOL. 6-8 sheep will probably come quite a bit closer to doing the job, plus you can eat the lambs...
     

  3. goatchops

    goatchops Well-Known Member

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    yes i agree that sheep would be better



    (let the lambs live!!!!!!!!!!!)
    p.s. im accually goatchops daughter
     
  4. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    It's true, goats are not lawnmowers. In my goat pen the grass was a foot tall, but would they touch it? NO! I had to bring my horse in to take it down. Sheep on the other hand, will do an amazing job. We're talking putting green. And they're easier on your trees, too, unless they're desperately hungry. There are small breeds of sheep out there. Or you can just get a couple of early spring lambs after weaning, let them eat grass all summer, and butcher in the fall. Yum!
     
  5. sheep tamer

    sheep tamer former HT member

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    Your biggest expense will be fencing...
    for keeping them in, and keeping predators
    out. If you can find bottle raised lambs,
    or bums, some will often give them away
    NOT to have to deal with bottle feeding
    say a triplet.

    Also, a portable, lightweight pen with 2"
    chicken wire on the bottom will keep
    rabbits in, and they are quite the mowers!

    But at risk of being the *Crashy* of the
    sheep forum, I'd say go with sheep...
    Ewe know Ewe need more! :D
     
  6. Goat Freak

    Goat Freak Slave To Many Animals

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    Everyone above is correct. My dad planted grass on basicly all of our 12 acres and my mom is always saying that he should have just planted weeds because at least then our goats would leave our trees alone, a little bit anyway.
     
  7. goatchops

    goatchops Well-Known Member

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    why do u want to eat the lambs????