Hey all!! Thanks to Stacey I discovered this groovy group and just in time!! I just got six new goats!!!!! Yay I'm so happy I could burst. But first things first.. My name is Amanda and I am working on converting my grandfather's steer farm to a goat farm. I want to eventually have a store and an informational tour set up to help educate people on animals, small farms, and the agricultural boulders in NJ. I have six lovley ladies now; two nubians, two nigerians, one pygmy, and one nubian/spanish cross. I also have one nubian/spanish cross wether from last season. I grew up spoiled, with horses and dogs, cats and cows but nothing compares to my goats. I am very interested in Kikos. I'm not a band-wagon type of girl, I just love their look and health record. But in my husband's recent interest in goat genetics, he has created a hypothesis to mix other breeds and create a new strain of goat that may be in demand, with has peaked my interest. Therefor, I searched and found the perfect package! A herd of six wonderful goats for $200. It's amazing, and all I have to do is give these great creatures a good home. Three does and three bucks, pygmy and fainting. I'm happy to have another pygmy to pal around with my sweet Annie. Annie has been the smallest of the pack for two years (except for the kids) and it will be nice to give her a gal pal. But enough of my jammering! I dig this forum because you all are so knowledgable and nice. If you had to give three tips of advice to the new kid on the block, what three would you offer?