I'm thinking of dispersing my herd and giving away all my goats for free. I have 14 dairy goats - 5 bucks, and 9 does, ranging from 1 to 9 years old. They are all mixed breed dairy goats (French Alpine, La Mancha, Toggenburg mixes with some members of the herd descended from the same French Alpine sire, would not recommend further inbreeding), and all but two goats have horns. I'd say.. 4 of them are skittish around people, and the rest of them are people friendly. Along with my herd, I'm also thinking of giving away hundreds of dollars worth of goat medicine (antibiotics.. etc) and herbs. I make my own herbal dewormer/medicine for my goats, and I have at least 2 boxes full of herbs I purchased from California. won't mind sharing my recipe with you. A little background info-- I've been raising goats for over 9 years. They are my pets and family, and they go wherever I go. 2 years ago because of work, I had to move from Washington State to New Mexico. At some point, I decided to pay someone in Colorado $3000 bucks to transport my goats from my ranch in Washington State to where I lived. Now I'm back in Washington state again, but I'm very reluctant to transport them back to Washington. ;( Right now they are located in central New Mexico. I left them with a local family, and am paying the family about $450 a month (including feed) to care for the goats. Due to financial constraints and other reasons, it's not feasible anymore. Parting with my goats will be the most heart breaking decision I ever have to make, but I feel I have very little choice at this point. ;( Just wanna give you an idea how much my goats meant to me - So good home and loving family only. Anyhow, if you're thinking of taking my goats, you should know that there are some strings attached -- 1. I'd prefer if you take them all as a group. 2. For Pets Only -- the person who takes the goats need to promise me that they will be well taken care of, and under no circumstance will they be butchered or sold. 3. Experienced goat herder, goats lover only -- just trying to find a good home to resettle my goats. If you have very little experience with goats or don't love goats like I do, no need to ask. Caring for goats requires endurance - it is a lot of work and a huge responsibility. 4. You must come to New Mexico with a trailer and pick them up yourself. I might be able to offer some help with transportation, but keep in mind I only have a pickup truck. 5. My preference is that you keep the horns and the boys' balls intact. Call me a crazy goats lover, but somehow, dehorning and balls mutilation just seem so inhumane and disgusting. I cannot imagine my boys live out the rest of their lives as some half-man eunuchs. It is something that's impalpable to me. But I fully understand why some people would choose to do it. It's something that can be discussed. 6. I'd prefer if you don't breed them for the sole purpose of selling the babies. Goats slavery is a concept that really bothers me. Lol... Picturing some people munching on my babies' descendants really hurts my brain... LOL Okay, thanks for reading! For pictures and other information, please contact me directly at [email protected]. If you wish to take all my goats, please contact me directly via email as well.