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Hi, i only just got my first milking goat she is an alpine and has been bred. She will be kidding some time in april. My fencing and shelter are sturdy so thats all fine but i wanted to know what things i will need for when she kids and I can start milking. anything helps.

Thank you. :question::think:
 

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Welcome!! This place is perfect to learn everything you will ever need to know. April is a good time for her to kid because you won't have to worry about cold weather...I have most of mine due in March. I have dairy goats, but do not milk them so unfortunately I can't tell you much about the milking aspect. There is a link underneath the "stickies" that will tell you everything you need to have for kidding! Good luck and we are glad you are here! :thumbup:
 

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Hoegger Supply and Premier One are two more companies you might want to check out. For vaccinations, needles, syringes and general vet supplies visit Jeffers or PBS Animal Health. Welcome to the forum and good luck with your goats!
 

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Welcome to TGS! I would say for starters, read,read,read! You will learn so much on here, your head will spin! :D But eventually it sinks in with repetition, and if you have any specific questions there are really good folks on here that have a plethora of info and experience and will help you out.
 

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Yes she does have a buddy shes a alpine/nubian cross and they get along great. I also have a alpine wether but i have to find him a home, he is very mean to the other goats and im scared that he will mistreat the kids when they are born.
 

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Ya it is better than "murdering" haha. I just got a little attached to him and dont really want that image in my head. :p Although i better get used to it, my dad wants to raise meat goats.
 

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Yep. No names and give them a good life. Then you know you're meat is healthy and clean. I love it...I also buy sheep (I prefer not to call it lamb because everyone thinks of a baby sheep) from a friend of mine and that is delicious as well. I no longer purchase beef due to cost and how they are treated so the sheep/goat meat replaces that :)
 

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Yes ive heard that sheep is very good. And see we will be moving in a couple months to where we will have more room for our animals, thats exactly why we want to get started on oir farm, i mean people used to live off their animals so why cant we? And like you said the cost of everything is going up, just another reason to raise your own animals. Whats the saying? No farms, no food.:smile:
 

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Welcome from Washington state! I have some milkers and some meat goats... A few months ago we put a couple of wethers into the freezer... And they have been delicious! I called them "the BBQ boys" from the time they were born :)
 
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