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 #2144345


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 A Goat suggestion?

Could Webmaster add a goat section? One of our goats is sick...I need some help...



04/29/10  10:55pm

 #2177850


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2144345


 A Goat suggestion?

Issue resolved. Still though, a goat section? Or would that be an "exotic"?



09/27/10  07:40pm

 #2198162


Dalime
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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2177850


 A Goat suggestion?

I think that would be a GREAT idea!! I’m looking into pygmy goats. I understand the exotics thing but that fourum is D.E.A.D. dead!!



01/13/11  06:24pm

 #2198350


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2198162


 A Goat suggestion?

Oh we have Nigerian Dwarf goats! :D I have to say, the little breeds are the CUTEST Things in the world. ;)



01/14/11  04:21pm

 #2198508


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2198350


 A Goat suggestion?

I have a question about goats... I know they are escape artists, but could I just have a peg in my yard and have a rope or leash or something and tie em’ to that?



01/15/11  11:49am

 #2198691


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2198508


 A Goat suggestion?

How long would you plan on keeping them tied to a peg? If you’re working on a fence and it will be done soon, that’s ok. But... I don’t think the goats would be happy and thriving on a leash forever. How big is your yard?



01/16/11  10:34am

 #2198840


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2198691


 A Goat suggestion?

My yard is about three acres. I would only have her for a few months. or is that too long? I would take her for walks.. though that’s on a leash too...



01/16/11  10:08pm

 #2198927


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2198840


 A Goat suggestion?

A few months would be fine. How many goats are you planning to get? One goat would probably be lonely. It would be best to get two, or three.

We have a Nigerian Dwarf goat, Annie, and she was bottle fed as a baby, and we walk her to our mailbox (a mile, round trip). All our neighbors look at us like we’re crazy walking a goat. We live in the country, so our road is not busy at all.



01/17/11  10:55am

 #2198957


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2198927


 A Goat suggestion?

Its for the 4h fair ( I think thats what its called).



01/17/11  01:03pm

 #2198985


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2198957


 A Goat suggestion?

Ohh, so you want to keep a goat for 4H, which goes on for a few months? Ok. I think that’s fine then, but make sure you interact and be with her a lot because they do get lonely. :)



01/17/11  03:01pm

 #2198993


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2198985


 A Goat suggestion?

YAAY!!
But what about when it rains?



01/17/11  04:18pm

 #2199036


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2198993


 A Goat suggestion?

:D Haha.
You need some sort of shelter.... a tarp pulled out with ropes attached it to trees or posts, or something, works well. :) Make sure you have water out ALL THE TIME. It’s very important. They tend to drink water faster when they’re tied up.



01/17/11  08:28pm

 #2199254


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2199036


 A Goat suggestion?

They need to have their food elevated too, right?



01/18/11  05:28pm

 #2199281


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2199254


 A Goat suggestion?

What do you mean? A bowl on the ground works fine. It might get tipped over but you can just tip it back up.



01/18/11  07:23pm

 #2199284


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2199281


 A Goat suggestion?

really? I read that on a pygmy goat care sheet they won’t eat unless its off the ground.



01/18/11  07:27pm

 #2199439


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2199284


 A Goat suggestion?

Ummm... I have no idea why they said that. Goats eat everything, it doesn’t matter if it’s on the ground or hanging from a tree. That’s like saying goats don’t eat weeds cuz they’re on the ground and not hanging from the sky.



01/19/11  02:03pm

 #2199478


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2199439


 A Goat suggestion?

Lol thats weird.. I belive you over them = )



01/19/11  03:56pm

 #2199764


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2199478


 A Goat suggestion?

Oh and a few more questions.. Is there any way I can train my P G?
and are there different breeds of them?



01/20/11  04:04pm

 #2200717


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2199764


 A Goat suggestion?

Well, I’ve never tried to train a goat... they’re pretty stubborn though. I’m probably not the best person to ask about that. :)

Not of pygmy’s, no. There are different colors of them, but there aren’t any different breeds inside the breed of a pygmy goat (I hope that makes sense..). The breeds of a GOAT are: Nubians, Nigerian Dwarfs, La Mancha, Pygmy, etc.



01/24/11  01:00pm

 #2201169


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2200717


 A Goat suggestion?

OOOHH! So pygmy goat is already a breed of goat?



01/26/11  12:59pm

 #2201331


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2201169


 A Goat suggestion?

Yes. :)



01/27/11  11:12am

 #2201344


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2201331


 A Goat suggestion?

What do they eat? = 0



01/27/11  12:21pm

 #2201523


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2201344


 A Goat suggestion?

Oh, lol. Everything. Any weeds (goats don’t eat grass), blackberries, fallen leaves from trees (or if they can reach them, leaves that are still on the tree), poison oak ( I’m really allergic to this and our goats eat it!), thistles... etc.

As long as you have enough weeds and forage in your yard, you don’t really need to feed them any grain. A little hay in the evenings might be nice for them... but it really depends. How much do you have in your yard for them to eat?



01/28/11  11:26am

 #2201543


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2201523


 A Goat suggestion?

Hmmm... lets see... (walks over to window and looks out at snow 3 times as deep as me) well its a little hard to tell now, but in the spring we normally have lots. Or if worst comes to worst I could just buy some hay or grain or something. Just out of curiosity, what do you do with your goats during the winter?



01/28/11  12:35pm

 #2201634


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2201543


 A Goat suggestion?

Oh wow. Good sledding weather right there. ;)

Yeah, you probably should. And you DEFINITELY need shelter for a goat if the snow is that deep. They don’t even like getting 2 inches of their hooves wet.. they make a path through the snow and only walk there. It’s ridiculous. lol

Well... we always feed our goats hay (no grain), winter and summer... in summer we feed less, but still feed. In the winter they get out and eat whenever the rain stops... but mostly we have to feed them. And about the summer feeding, we have to feed because we raise milk goats and they need hay every day to keep up their milk. :)



01/28/11  08:23pm

 #2201667


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2201634


 A Goat suggestion?

How often do I have to feed if I don’t want goat milk?



01/28/11  10:12pm

 #2201846


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2201667


 A Goat suggestion?

Once a day. Morning is better, but evening is easier. It really doesn’t matter.



01/29/11  10:22pm

 #2202032


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  Message To: CapeCobra   In reference to Message Id: 2201846


 A Goat suggestion?

Alright, that’s fair enough. Thank you.



01/30/11  07:04pm

 #2210349


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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2202032


 A Goat suggestion?

Woahh you need a warm sturdy shed or barn.. And hay should be offered daily, they eat grain twice a day. You can only milk them if they had babies, and they arent much like dogs. Treat them the way you want to be treated. You will need a farm vet, and pygmy goats are meat goats!! I have 4 nigerian dwarf goats. They are mini dairy , and pygmys are mini meat. They are lots of work.



03/18/11  11:26pm


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