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well, this is going to be one of those topics I suppose.

We raise dairy goats, but there are ALWAYS too many males. Last year we were able to sell off all but three, and I was able to give two of them away. This year we have four does pregnant again (two for the first time). I expect we'll have at leat 50% male again.

My question is, how do you bring yourself to butcher a kid? I told the wife I'd put the ones we're planning on butchering in a paster where I don't see them often. That pasture is not built yet, so I'm likely to see these boys everyday.

We've talked often about eating goats that we raised (we are doing this with chickens...). But, a chicken isn't a goat.

I've read where some people have someone else butcher the goats for them, I suppose that's an option.

Mike
 

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Chickens I've done and will continue to do. I took our pig to a butcher last year. He cleaned it out and off and removed all the hair. We had to do the skinning and cutting. He's still in the smoke house now, just wating for the roaster and frying pan.

I dunno, maybe with time I'll be able to butcher my own goats. Looks like it won't be a problem this year, only one buckling and we are considering keeping him to breed with.

Thanks all!

Mike
 
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