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...these goats were so cheap.
We have only been searching seriously for a couple of months. We ended up with Covid in January and then my mother-in-law died. (If you don't know it was one of those that was a relief; she had been in a bad way for too long.)
Still, we kept trying but good herds went fast.
But the weeds are high and I was Jones'n. So we brought some home. Bit of a rescue operation.
They are supposed to be ND's but I wonder. They were not neglected nor abused; just scruffy. Nice pasture but no barn. Just a small shed.
We got a doe with doeling and buckling and a pregnant doe. Anxious to get them on some good alfalfa, grain and some minerals. I think they will flesh out nicely.
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They look like they are enjoying all that lush green grass!
The older ones look like ND mixed with Toggenberg to me.
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Aww! Congratulations! I bet it feels great to back with a herd! They are cute and look like they will be even more beautiful once they get some good minerals like you said!
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I'm so happy to hear that you have goats again! How are they temperament wise? They look like they have no idea where they are.馃槃
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Well with sll that greenery, they should be happy! Thats Great! So happy to see you with Goats & chickens! Woohoo! 馃挒馃挅
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They are a bit skittish but have already calmed down a lot. I got the pregnant one to nibble some treats from my hand.
The smaller doe is quickly establishing herself as queen.
In typical goat form; they have that lush pen but keep staring longingly at the pasture.馃ぃ
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They do look ND to me. Congrats on getting those pretty babies!!
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We are working on names. Our grandchildren have always named the goats but they are pretty grown up now so don't know if they will be interested.

I don't know that much about how Nigies look. I think they are a good starter herd for us to learn if that is the breed we want before investing in an improved herd. We will give them a good (spoiled) life.
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They are beautiful and will thrive in their new home. I'm betting won't be long before all are eager for your attention. Congratulations
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I am so happy for you!!!
They will come around quickly and all want treats from your hands!
Enjoy the exciting new adventure!
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YAY, congrats. :)
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We have a winner馃惛
Raisins and graham crackers.
When I tried to feed doe number 2 sweet feed this morning she elaborately refused. I had a feeling doe number 1 told her not to take tasty bribes from those creatures who wish us harm and want to steal our babies.
I rounded them all into the kidding pen but #1 bolted out. I went on in and just sat for awhile. Number 2 still turned her head when offered both raisins and crackers. Number 2 (realizing she had separated herself from her baby) hung out by the fence. When I held out a cracker she rammed the gate (and my finger馃). She could not, however, resist a raisin and then another and another. Then suddenly graham crackers were yummy.
I let her into the pen and she laid down next to her baby. Pregnant Mama (gotta get some names) begrudgingly ate a raisin and then crackers.
By the time I was done I had held both babies in my lap, my pockets were empty and the does had brought up their cud and were quietly chewing.
Great progress but I bet I have to go through the whole process again tomorrow. 馃悙馃憖
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That鈥檚 awesome! I鈥檓 no time at all they will be rushing you at the gate for raisins and graham crackers!
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And sticking noses and hooves into my pockets. Good Times:p
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