The Goat Spot Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
8,603 Posts
Congrats on your goats! They are for sure a fiber breed, I'm guessing Pygora :) Do you have everything you need for em? Are they tested CAE/CL clean? Does, bucks, or wethers? :)
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Congrats on your goats! They are for sure a fiber breed, I'm guessing Pygora :) Do you have everything you need for em? Are they tested CAE/CL clean? Does, bucks, or wethers? :)
Thank you everyone!

Scottyhorse - I think you're right, they've gotta be Pygora's. After looking at all the pictures of different breeds and weights.
We have everything we need for them. We do need to get them tested though I think. If we are not breeding them and not milking them, do they still need to get tested for CAE/CL? We wouldn't be milking them anyway since they are wethers, but I'm just trying to understand things a bit better.
We jumped into this without the knowledge behind it, but we want to have a full farm eventually (long long term goal). Got goats specifically because we have brush everywhere that needs worked and want to turn our 5 acres into a small farm. Right now the goats are setup at the inlaws who have 3 pastures, 2 barns and a lean-to.
Thank you!!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
8,603 Posts
Thank you everyone!

Scottyhorse - I think you're right, they've gotta be Pygora's. After looking at all the pictures of different breeds and weights.
We have everything we need for them. We do need to get them tested though I think. If we are not breeding them and not milking them, do they still need to get tested for CAE/CL? We wouldn't be milking them anyway since they are wethers, but I'm just trying to understand things a bit better.
We jumped into this without the knowledge behind it, but we want to have a full farm eventually (long long term goal). Got goats specifically because we have brush everywhere that needs worked and want to turn our 5 acres into a small farm. Right now the goats are setup at the inlaws who have 3 pastures, 2 barns and a lean-to.
Thank you!!
I'd get 'em tested anyways. CAE is caprine arthritis and encephalitis, and as you can probably guess the arthritis would be very painful..
CL causes puss filled abscesses in and on the goats' body. If the abcesses burst and the puss gets on the ground, most people say you should cull the goats and you can't keep any livestock on the ground for 5 years after burning everything. If you do decide to test, I would go through the lab at WSU. They are accurate and affordable.

Make sure you have a fecal run to see if they are worm free, just in case.

Good loose minerals, like Manna Pro, Sweet lix, onyx right now. No purina or blocks.

Hard to tell under all that adorable fluff, but a good hay should be all the feed they need. If they seem to be a little thin, (feel their ribs. Is there a nice fat/musical layer over them?) you can start them on a 12% protein feed and see how they do.

Lots more to cover but you seem like you'll take great care of your new goats! :) :stars: :thumb:
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top