How many did you start out with and how much did you pay

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  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    How many goats did you start out with and how much did you pay for them?
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I started with Bootsie, nigi/pygmy cross and paid $85 for her, Dolly my deceased full pygmy was added 9 months later and I paid $50 for her.

    Regardless of price though, I can't complain as Bootsie is one of my best milkers! Still going strong after a year fresh!

  3. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    i started with a bred doe.. and i paid 350 for her..

    but it all depends on what your looking for and what's available
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Is it bad not to remember how much you paid for your first goats?
    I do remember how much our second goats were, Upset was $400 and Beri $450. Both bred.
  5. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Hope (in milk) and Uno, both for $80.
  6. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    i got my first doe for free. She was at the barn where i rode horses at.she followed me around like a lost little puppy, so the lady gave her to me. She was an alpine, and bred to a lamancha buck.
  7. Just Kiddin'

    Just Kiddin' New Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    Southern California
    We started with 1 buck and 2 doe kids and paid $1200.00 for the 3 of them. Then my kids figured out how to swindle me into buying more expensive lines :ROFL:
  8. karmouth

    karmouth New Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    ocala, FL
    I started with 2 does @ 75 a piece they are Boer %'s and then added 2 more a month or so later at the same price . That was in the spring of 06 . In the fall of that year I add a $50 paint buck. Sold him right after he did his deed for $75. I have used 2 other bucks that I have bought and the later sold for what I paid for them . 3 of the original are set to kid at any time . I have kept 3 does born here and added 3 others .the 3 I added were 100. apiece. I have since had 32 babies born here. All have sold for between $50 -$100
  9. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I started with 2 unregistered does (1 nigi 1 nigi with a hint of pygmy) a wether and a registered buck. I payed 300 for them all.
  10. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    The first goats I ever had were two Alpine does I got for free because someone owed my dad $$ and did a partial trade with the goaties. Many have come and gone since then and I'm not sure I remember the cost of most of them...

    There were a couple years that I didn't have goats and then this past summer I bought 2 reg. Lamancha does for $150 each and an Alpine wether with a cart and harness for $200.
  11. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    My first goat ever was a Boer wether I paid $150 for.

    The start of my herd though was a 50% Boer doe named Sadie that I paid $300 for.
  12. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    My first goat was Lyric a purebred unregistered Nubian, I paid $60 for her. I had originally bought her for putting orphaned lambs on or selling the milk for orphaned animals. I then kinda fell in love with the goats and then bought Heidi for $65. (I believe that's right anyways) And then I bought Lyrae for $350 (plus shipping which was $95) and then Chase was bought for $150 and then Orion was born. :greengrin:
  13. deenak

    deenak Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    When we moved to Iowa 3 years ago someone gave us a pygmy kid--Lillie for free. We then added two nigerian dwarf wethers ($80.00 for both) Lenny and Leo then last year we got two more nig dwarf wethers $100.00 for both Larry and Lorenzo. I think we are taking a break this year and not adding to the bunch. My daughter wants to get a barnyard pak from one of the hatchery. Ducks, chickens, turkey and geese. I am not so sure how that will turn out with our dog!!
  14. DopeyOpie

    DopeyOpie New Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    I just have the two boys (pets), but Opie was $75 I *think* and Tavi was $100.
  15. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I started out with two unregistered pygmy doe kids, $80 each.
  16. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Well...i got 2 for $100 because the guy thought I was a cute little :angel2: :ROFL: yeah right...anyway the next day I had three cause one kidded....
  17. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    first goats were free

    First mini goats were 150 each.

    First registered Nigerian was $85.00 (yah they gave me a huge discount when they found out it was my birthday :hi5: )
  18. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    We started out with just a very few, not sure on the exact number they arranged from $300-$400.
  19. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    My first goat, Rosie (pygmy) was $150.

    First registered Nigerian doe I bought was Honey -- got a screaming deal of $175 bred for her 'cause she was so wild.
  20. goat fever

    goat fever Guest

    Oct 17, 2007
    I started out with Rueben and he was 50 dollars, then I sold him and bought Andy and Amos and they were each 50 dollars. They are just pets. Kibbles was given to us free. And Allie cost us 300.oo. My son's market goats usually cost around 75-100 dollars a piece. We only have four goats right now.