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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    So, I have found a fence builder--yay! One step closer to actually having goats this year. We'll be buying the supplies in a few days. Has anyone ever used the Redbrand sheep and goat fencing with the 4" x 4" squares for Nigerians? We'll be adding a strand of electric at top and middle...
  2. Goat Management
    So I finally got my 3 -100’ rolls of premier one net fencing. I am currently using it to cut my garden in half so my goats can clear the other half. My question is: I only need 40’ so I have it wrapped all around my field randomly 60’. Is there a best practice to bunch it up, double it or just...
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am a chicken/pig/rabbit momma who was just "gifted" 2 goats born in January in a type of rescue situation! 2 boys (Outlaw is a pygmy/fainting and Bandit is mini Nigerian). I am terrified. Outlaw earned his name after he led me on a 2 hour chase through our neighborhood and ran out in...
  4. Mini Mania
    This is more of a rant because without knowing what our fencing looks like, it's unlikely you can help. One of our baby nigerians, Penny, has all of a sudden started escaping. She is 7 months old, so not a tiny little thing. We aren't sure where or how she is getting out. The goat houses are up...
  5. Goat Management
    Fairly new to raising goats and would like some veterans opinions. Have a large pasture/wooded area/pond with way more than enough food for our small herd. It has an existing 4 strand barbed wire fence with a hot wire that we have used for cattle in the past. I want to put our goats out there...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    I've been offered some fencing from a neighbor at a fairly low price and I wonder if it would be suitable for a backyard goat pen for a couple of Nigerian dwarf goats that don't have horns? It's 6 ft tall deer and orchard woven wire fencing. I don't know what the gauge is. Maybe it's complete...
  7. Barnyard Bananza
    Even though I will be waiting to get a buck until I have had some more experience, while we have our fence guys out we will be building the buck pen. I have some questions: What is the minimum pen size for two Nigerian bucks? Is five foot fence tall enough? And will hog wire and a stand off...
  8. Barnyard Bananza
    Hey guys! It’s been a while. Things came up and we kept getting delays on our barn building, but we seemed to have finally, finally gotten our act together and it should be built by mid or late July So now we are taking a serious look at fencing options. Specifically electric fence, but I...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    Any thoughts on spacing metal T-poles about 4-5 feet apart and using woven wire between without high tension? Would that work, or is even a 4-5 span with a little slack going to be climb-able? Thoughts? We don't have goats yet and are simply planning.
  10. Barnyard Bananza
    I am currently exploring fencing options and i ran into a YouTuber that recommended the Timeless Fence by Plastic Innovations. He said that it was the best stuff he every used and he even kept bucks and does on either side of it and it kept them in. Do any of you use this or know anything...
  11. Barnyard Bananza
    Hey all. I have roughly 5 acres of land that I want to put some Nigerian Dwarves on, but I want to use movable pens for rotational grazing instead of letting them run loose in the entire pasture. I'm trying to decide between goat panels and electric netting. Goat Panel Worries: Some of the...
  12. Goat Management
    Would appreciate some help here - we are getting our first 3 NDs soon and we're working on getting their area put together. We are going to be using t-posts and panels from Tractor Supply...but there are a few to choose from... Combo Panel which graduates from 2-6" openings Cattle panel which...
  13. Introductions
    We just closed on the new house when I saw the ad on craigslist. Goats were in the plan for next year, but these little girls were perfect for us. They had to be out of their current digs by the weekend, so we're now totally unprepared goat owners scrabbling to figure out what to do next. We...
  14. Goat Management
    Does anyone use electric netting to contain their goats? I have some 4ft netting I originally got for poultry, but the goats would knock it right over or get their heads caught. The charger on it was solar, and it was a very weak shock. I'm moving my goats to an area now where I can have an AC...
  15. Goat Management
    Hi! I'm a brand new goat owner and I loving it so far. I've had my goats for about 6 weeks, and I knew so little when I got them, that I'm just now able to formulate some questions! How can I keep odor down? Do I muck out their pen weekly, monthly? I was advised against any bedding, and I've...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi guys!! I am new to goats and I will be getting two oberhasli does towards the end of November. They will be living next door from me on a great property. I will be there at least 2x a day to care and milk them. Unfortunately the property does not have a back fence or fencing in-between the...
  17. Goat Management
    Hello! I am new to goats and new to this forum. We recently brought home a couple of nubian/alpine cross bucklings (soon to be wethered), now three weeks old with the intention of using them for brush clearing on our property. We have 12 acres, lots of it immature forest, plenty of invasives...
  18. Goat Management
    Last winter we were relatively new goat owners with four goats that seemed to fare fine on pasture, and only pasture, the entire year... including the winter. What we did (and I know not everyone will appreciate this method) is to tie-out one or two goats and let one (or two) free-range. We...
  19. Introductions
    Hello, I'm Lois from Ontario, Canada. Had a few goats in the past but not set up properly with fencing so we re-homed them. I want to get back into them. I posted portable fencing ideas as we live in floodplain so I have been thinking of the best way to go. Panels, t posts and clips at the top...
  20. Goat Management
    Hi everyone! Last year we bought a house with a couple fenced in pastures. The people who lived here formerly has horses in the pasture, but we want to get some dairy goats. I've been considering Nubians. What would be the best way to convert these fences to fences more suitable for goats? I was...
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