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I have a few goat vets in the area, but I am wondering if it would be more cost effective, and easier to vaccinate my own goats? Now I have never given anything an injection so this would be a completely new experience. How hard is it for someone who has never done it? Would you recommend a first time goat owner vaccinate there own goats?
I just purchases this spring kid for my son's first market goat to show at fair in April. Looking for all the market goat gurus to give me opinions on where he lacks, what feed programs and exercise programs will improve him in any way. I come from a dairy background but I liked his square and wide chest straight legs, level top line and overall balance. I was told he lacks in the hind end and is a bit short coupled but hoping that well improve as he ages. Any criticism positive or negative or advice is greatly appreciated!
I have just got two six month old Anglo Nubian wethers and I feel they need some fattening up and some TLC. The lady who bred them clearly adores her goats as they are all super friendly and come running to her wagging their tails and she cuddles and kisses them, knows them all by name, but there also seems to be a bit of an issue with foot rot, lameness, under weight animals and general poor condition. They have been kept on very wet, muddy ground with some access to grass and browse (but I don't really know how much). They have been fed on hay, goat mix and fruit and vegetable scraps. The lady also said she gave them milk if and when she had excess from her milkers but that mum was dry.
I am looking into the premier1 fencing for rotational grazing. I just have a couple of questions regarding the safety of electric fences. First of all how much would it hurt you if you touched it? Secondly how much fire hazard risk is there with a fence like this, and last of all, I have a small Pomeranian (she's like five pounds of fluff), If she touched the fence could it hurt her?
Sorry, this is a long read.
I recently posted a different thread about our new(ish) buck, who kept jumping our electric fences to get in with the does. When we'd put him in the cattle panels - that make up for his night pasture - he would jump them, too. He also had no respect for the electric fencing we had set up for him.
So yesterday, when I had a little time to spare (I was watching/taking care of four of my younger siblings while my parents and other four siblings were gone) I added two more wires to his electric paddock.
But, I completely forgot about separating "Buck" (haven't figured out a name for him yet)...
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