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As you might be able to tell, I like to post questions threads...even though this is only my 3rd one.... Anyways, How many goats do you have? I only have 4, but I have a doe, buck, kid, and wither. The kid was born August 4th, and we are hoping to breed my doe in January, then born in March, and she should have twins, so we will sell one of the kids.
 

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I have seven here now and two more coming by November :)
 

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Started out with buying 3, bought 4 more, then loss 2. Took in 2 from a coworker of my son in laws, ( pygmies ) then bought my sire....then just got 2 more freebies from my daughter in laws friend. (10) now, I have 4 buck kids and 3 does (17). With hopefully 1 more to come ! I need the shirt that says I am 1 goat shy of being CRAZY! LOVING EVERY SINGLE MINUTE!

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Currently I have:

1 Nubian buck
1 Lamancha buck
3 Nubian milkers
3 Lamancha milkers
1 Oberhasli milk
1 Obermancha doeling
1 Nubian doeling
2 Lamancha wethers for freezer camp in October
1 Lamancha bucking that will probably join the wethers

Next year I will be adding 1 purebred Lamancha doeling and a junior Lamancha buck, plus I will have all the kids from 2014 until sold. If sold.

Many years ago I had a commercial cattle dairy. I also had dairy goats. I decided to milk them into the pipleline and add their milk to the bulk tank. At that time I had 65 dairy goat milkers in addition to about the same amount of cows, plus all the bucks and kids.
 

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Okay, so I have 6. 1 buck and 5 does. All does are pregnant as of today. LOL So Iif we get lucky and have ALL does (HA) then I might have 15 by 2014.
 

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Right now I have 13. Our senior buck, three young bucks (one for keeping, one will probably go to my son who's buck was killed and one will cross the rainbow 'fridge) four does in milk right now, four girls from them this season, one doe who aborted last season but I want to give her another chance.
Some have to go one way or another. We are burning through an alarming amount of hay!!!

To think we started with the four Toggs just 3 years ago. Like potato chips indeed. We are talking about retiring next year but I can't stop planning my breeding season.

I love your photos LamanchAcres. I wish my girls had pasture like that.
 

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I have 3 bucks, 60 does and 43 kids, I will only keep 4 of the doelings, but I am doing my best to get down to 50.....soooo hard :( OHHHH and I have a dappled doe that should be here by the end of this next week :).....yes very hard to get to 50 lol
 

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^^^^ How did you do it??? I dont want that few but like 25 high% boer is what I would love to have. I know if my kids were to say away from them I would have 6 less lol but they love them
 

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Right now 3 bucklings, and 5 does, and one baby doeling. I want to get down to 2 bucklings, but am now hoping to trade one of the bucklings for a doe, so would have 2 bucks and 7 does. One of my does is being retired after next years kidding, and I might sell off one or 2 after next years kiddings.
 

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^^^^ How did you do it??? I dont want that few but like 25 high% boer is what I would love to have. I know if my kids were to say away from them I would have 6 less lol but they love them
How did I feed them, or sell them?
 

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part with them??? Im trying to be tough about it on who to sell, I have 4 that just need to go, but I need to sell more. I look at some and say, 'shes not the direction I want to go, but dang she is a great mom and always gives good live kids' I think I just need to go on a trip and tell everyone the number I want down to and let them just grab some to sell lol
 

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Well, Jessica, here is some advice.

You can always find a goat who gives good kids and is nice, and with so many I am sure you already have enough... LOL Anyway, no matter what, let go of the ones you simply don't need. We had to sell all of our sheep because we just didn't need them, same with anything else.
 
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