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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all, I have just started my life with goats yesterday! Love them already, they are too sweet! I have three boys, I got them at the Mt. Hope auction (Ohio). They are all different sizes, all are weaned and eating hay and grain. Our little guy, named El, is pretty small. He is only 19 lbs...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Is there any scientific research on this whole "when to wether your bucklings" debate? I know the popular notion right now is to do it "as late as possible" to prevent urinari calculi issues. But do we really know that it's earlier wethering that's the issue? I do my goats at 8-12 weeks...
  3. Goat Frenzy
    I have raised Nubians for 13 year and adore them. Recently someone dumped a Nigerian Dwarf doe in my pasture. It looks fairly young but I am not too familiar with them. . Any idea what age range a 20lb Nigerian would be? Thanks for the help.
  4. The Chatter Box
    So....I've been smiling all afternoon. My mom wanted me to go into WallyWorld and purchase a bottle of wine for her. The cashier mumbled something as I was fumbling in my purse for my wallet. I suddenly realized what she said and looked up, stunned, "Did...Did you just ask to see my...
  5. Kidding Koral
    Just a question I have. Do does ever get too old to breed?
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    When is the right age to whether a young buck? Can you do this yourself or should you have a vet do it? I have a 6 month old and a 3 month old. I want to get them both whethered.
  7. Chickens & Poultry
    I have a lovely Sussex hen who I know has ended her laying career. I keep her as a pet because she has a wonderful personality. She's energetic, friendly, will fight dominant hens. She tends to roam around a 5 acre area without tiring; she's completely healthy... Getting to the topic at hand, a...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    I bought a buck at my local sale barn last night but they never said how old he is. Just wondering how old he is or how to tell? Sorry its not a good photo of him. You can email me also just let me know you got it from here. [email protected] He is about 25 pounds.
  9. Goat Management
    I am looking at an Alpine doe that has never been bred. I cannot find anywhere online an age at which it is too late to breed for the first time. Does anyone know if it is ever too late to breed safely for the first time?
  10. Goat Management
    I have Nigerian Dwarf Goats and would like to get input on the longevity of a Doe and a Buck for breeding. What age is too old to breed either sex in your opinion? :question:
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    We just recently bought a 9 month old Lamancha doe, and she is only 23 inches tall. We've read that they should be at least 28 inches tall. Our question is, what age will she be full grown? Will she grow much more, or is she going to be a tiny goat? We don't care if she is tiny, as she was going...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello, so today we noticed our buckling mounting our doeling. He seemed very interested in her and kept trying. However, they are only 5 weeks so is this a problem? We have read online to separate bucklings at anywhere from 7 weeks to 3 months. Not sure what to do here! If we have to separate...
  13. Goat Management
    So I got the new goats and the lady at the animal rescue didn't know how old they are, she thought that Zero, the Pygmy buck, was a little bit over a year But he is a little bit smaller than my 8 month old Pygmy buckling Terry. SO I thought she was wrong? Unless he's just a runt and Terry's big...
  14. Goat Management
    I read on Fias Co Farm that 8 months or 80 pounds was when you're able to breed. My girls are Mini Alpine/Nigerian/Pygmy so they are much smaller than that. What is the breeding age/weight for them? The buck they will be bred to is smaller than them and a bit younger.
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