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  1. Goat Management
    I've been wildly preoccupied with looking up pictures of goat shelters, houses, and barns. It's just so fun to see everyone's creative ideas! So if you've got a cool, creative, artsy, efficient, or resourceful goat house (or sheep, horse, dog, etc.), show it off! I'm low-key looking for ideas of...
  2. Barnyard Bananza
    Okay this question may have an obvious answer, so if you have to answer plainly please do, I cannot be offended. My first question is: Does anything go into making a dirt floor or can you just build whatever your building on top of the existing dirt? The place I am building my structure will...
  3. Barnyard Bananza
    So does anyone have any experience with using prefab sheds like the ones you can get at Lowes? I have some concerns: What about dealing with a wooden floor? Is there any way to have a dirt floor? Will the paint on the outside cause any problems for the goats? Are vinyl/plastic sheds better than...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi everyone, I am hoping to get some Nigerian Dwarf goats next spring, and I am planning on having them graze in a portable electric fenced area and them putting them in a permanent shelter at night. What kind of shelter do they need while in the portable fenced area? I am planning on only...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    We are first timers getting 3 or 4 NDs this spring! We are looking at the round polydomes for their housing but they come in two different sizes, standard 7' and the mini 6'. How many goats will each of these accommodate? I'm leaning toward just getting the standard size since it is only a foot...
  6. Sheep
    :stars: Does anyone have experience on moving lambs and sheep to a new LUSH Pasture? I mean, the pasture they are on now, is mostly beaten down and not much growth of any fresh greens at all. We intend to move the lambs & sheep as soon as we are able to, but want to do so safely.:chin: I know...
  7. Chickens & Poultry
    I have property that borders a 50' wide river for a few hundred feet. There is an inlet where the current is not that swift. I want to raise geese for eggs and to enjoy their company but have a few questions. I live in a 5a climate. So the winters are cold and snowy. 1.) Do the female geese...
  8. Goat Management
    I have three goats, two Nigerian Dwarf and an African Pygmy who is pregnant. I am thinking about using a polydome Mega Hut in conjunction with agri-plastics indoor pen as their shelter which has access to their very own 1 acre pasture. The mega hut will provide shelter from the elements, and...
  9. Goat Management
    Sorry for the novel! From my research there is not set square feet per goat needed. It all depended on situation, type of goat and if the goats will be given hay or are needing to live completely off forage. I'm currently in the middle of fencing in my goat pen for my 3 ND does. The area I'm...
  10. Goat Management
    I have two saanens that keep trying to get out at feeding time. This is a new development. I don't know why they're doing this all of a sudden. The doe is pregnant. I've increased her feeding ration. They've eaten all the scrub in their pen (3/4 acre fenced-in area with shelter), but their...
  11. Horses
    I know this is a forum for goats, but some people own horses. So, I thought I'd ask this anyway. :-) I am planning on getting a horse soon, I have a medium pasture for it, and I need to build a shelter in it. My idea is a shade/shelter, if you know what I mean. Anyway, should I cement the...
  12. Dairy Diaries
    I have been searching for a new shelter for a long time now that will fit two goats. Any pictures? Plans? Anything helps :) I am trying to get it figured out twards the beginning of April. :kidblack:
  13. Goat Management
    We are adding on to our pen and making separate pens I was wondering what else I could do to make some houses for my goats we had one built but its to big to move so any idea how to make a cheap but durable ones:ponder:
  14. Barnyard Bananza
    Hi I am new to goats and was wondering if this is an acceptable shelter for my 6 goats. Three are getting ready to kid so we will have more. We keep the young doe and 2 wethers on one side at night with our oldest LGD and the 3 pregnant does on the other side at night. During the day they...
  15. Barnyard Bananza
    Just finished setting up our shelter and play yard for the girls. The building is one we built for our dogs years ago and just never got rid of it. Worked out well for the kids, they love being in the "pent house" as we call it. We are new to goats and are really enjoying the girls and...
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