New member intro

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MindyLifeLover, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. MindyLifeLover

    MindyLifeLover New Member

    Sep 28, 2020
    Ahwahnee, California
    Hi everyone!!

    I'm new to The Goat Spot and wanted to introduced myself. I grew up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and have just returned "home" after living in Southern California for more than 30 years.

    I just purchased 10 acres at the 2500 foot level and want to learn about keeping goats as pets and to use them for brush clearance during the day.

    Any advice is welcome!!

    Thank you!!

  2. KST Goat Farm

    KST Goat Farm Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    NE Colorado

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Welcome, glad you are here. :)

    You want good draft free shelter.
    Good feed, goats cannot live on brush alone in winter, fresh water, good loose minerals.

    Watch for parasites and illness.
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  4. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    There is a ton of great info here, as well as really nice people who like to help! :)
    Do you have an idea yet how many goats you want to get and which breed? Does or wethers?
  5. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Welcome to TGS.
    Always keep a good stock of Banemine, loose minerals, baking soda, pepto bismal and treats. Treats are important. So is fresh water and a good balanced feed.
    Shelter should be large enough for the whole herd. Flooring should be dry and clean. A barn is great.
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  7. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
  8. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Welcome to TGS! So glad you are here. Goats are a wonderful.addition I hope you enjoy being on here. Lots of education & fun
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