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Hello,

We are in central Maine and are picking up 3 Does tomorrow. Two of them are 2 and one is 5. I know the 5 year old is a little older, but she came with them. We owned Sanaan does before and alpacas. We no longer own those larger breeds. We have a 5 acre, 1850's farm and will be asking lots of questions. It's been a few years since we owned our livestock and are new to owning dwarfs. We would like to breed these girls in October or November. Our winters here are long.
 

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Welcome to TGS and congratulations on your new does!
Five years is not at all old for a goat. Many does can still be very healthy and having kids into their early teens. :)
 

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Howdy from Fairfield! We've had goats for 8 years or so now - right now we have 3 Nigerians and 1 mini LaMancha and we're boarding 1 LaMancha kid and 1 Nigerian kid. PM me and we can have coffee and talk goats!
 

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Hi from central Maine! I've had goats for 35 years (give or take). I currently have Lamanchas, Nubians, 1 Oberhasli and 9 Nigerians. I refuse to count how many I have total, but it's above 30 and below 40.

I've had goats still healthy and producing well into their teens.
 

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Welcome! We raise nigies in Colorado and I'm so glad they are not as seasonal as full size goats and can be bred year round. We breed for babies in late May/ early June so we can avoid the late blizzards that always seemed to trigger kidding when we bred for April kids.
 

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Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions and learn so much! And 5 years is a good age for a goat. I have had does 9-10 years old still kidding. I chose to retire them as I was moving and the stress of moving them 2000km would be a lot so they are at their “retirement home” home with. A good friend
 
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