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  1. Sheep
    Solomon is a katahdin lamb born Feb 20th. A little over 6 months later, he's huge. His bigger than his mom, Pixie and almost as big as his dad, Jacob. From left to right. Jacob, Solomon, Pixie. Pixie looking at camera:
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, wondering how many square feet inside of a mini barn is recommended per full-size vs. pygmy goat? Other relevant info - we're in upstate NY so cooold winters, but goats will have free access to ~1/3 of an acre (11,000 square feet) from dawn to dusk, just closed up in the mini barn for the...
  3. Sheep
    Hi there, I'm a professional dog groomer, and I used to shear sheep for a friend of mine. Well recently she's asked me to come shear her 6 Jacob's sheep. I know it's been a while since they were done, but this was almost 3 years of growth!! Plus I clipped their extremely over grown hooves and...
  4. Goat Management
    I know people do it, I would like to know how. I have 2 Nigerian Dwarves and I'm looking at a pair of babydoll southdown wethers. They'd share pasture and shelter. I don't know what to do about the mineral issue. Should I separate them at night so the goats can get their copper? Is a copper...
  5. Precious Protectors
    Results for our llama and his fecal sample are he is dealing with Barber pole worm, Barber's pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) or Parelaphostrongylustenuis, or something like that spelling! :think: Vet said to treat him with Panacur. Is this best? Will he need Ivermectin also or another...
  6. Sheep
    Does anyone have experience with eating lamb or sheep that is about a year old or just over a year? The situation is we got a lamb we thought from auction in the spring that we thought was under a year old. When we checked his teeth today find that he has one larger permanent tooth on the...
  7. Sheep
    What type of minerals do any of you use who own lambs and sheep? We are relatively new at raising them and are evaluating what is the best to give to them. As we have had problems in our region of the country with low selenium levels we are wondering if the sheep and lambs need to be bolstered...
  8. Sheep
    I am curious what any of you raising lambs and sheep are using for your feed mix? We are using a pretty good quality of Hay, and are training them with a mixture once a day at one location and twice a day at another. Also, curious about needing to offer the lambs more minerals, as currently...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book regarding raising goats? Raising lambs and sheep? Stores, has the guide books, which I have seen and used one for chickens/poultry, but has them for goats and sheep. Anyone have those? Premier one has a wheel that looks handy for sheep...
  10. Sheep
    Hi, crisis info needed please. Had 4 purebred, registered older Finnsheep lambs imported to my small farm in Georgia from 2 different flocks from NY State, complete with interstate health certificates etc., at great expense - Upon arrival, all were thin under their fleece (But I didn't realize...
  11. Sheep
    I am thinking about getting 2-3 Gulf Coast Native sheep lambs in the spring to add to my goat herd (Nigerians and Oberhaslis). What is a good mineral mix for goats AND sheep? I know sheep can't have copper, so I will give the goats copper supplementation to make up. Any advice would be great...
  12. Goat Management
    Hi all! We are bringing our first goats home soon, a Nigerian Dwarf and her one month old twins (buck and doe). We have a great barn we are outfitting for them, though fencing is sporadic throughout our 40 acres and leaves something to be desired. The woman who is selling them to us has...
  13. Goat Management
    Hi all! We are bringing our first goats home soon, a Nigerian Dwarf and her one month old twins (buck and doe). We have a great barn we are outfitting for them, though fencing is sporadic throughout our 40 acres and leaves something to be desired. The woman who is selling them to us has...
  14. Goat Frenzy
    When I was in the US Navy, I was stationed in Chania, Crete for a short time. I was amazed and awed by the herds of geep with their shepherds trying to move them along. I never could get a clear photo. I am including a link from another military member...
  15. Barter & Trade
    I lost my Blackbelly-mutt ewe to a wild animal while out for breeding (suspect a bear), and I and my mom miss her. My mom makes cheese, so I thought it would be fun to replace Rosie with a 2014 dairy breed/cross ewe lamb somewhere around April 1st (her birthday). I can bottlefeed. I would be...
  16. Regional Forums
    What have you found to be deficient in the hay sold locally that you feed to goats? Is it deficient for sheep? What local feed sources for bulk purchases to save money have you found? :goattruck: New to this area and need to know what to expect ;) I have Saanen x Boer and Saanen x nubian ...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I have always kept sweetlix sheep and goat mineral blocks, and salt blocks in the pen. Usually it takes two pygmy goats and two Shetland sheep (all wethers) months to eat a sweetlix block, and they have had the same 50 lb salt block for 3 years and barely touched it. All of a sudden, they are...
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