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11 years 11 months ago #23704 by donnybrook
Hi, I'm farm raised & have lived on a wee 2 acre block for many years, doing everything from hand milking a cow when the kids were young to shortly getting a dairy goat to help with the budget. My wife is city bred but much prefers the rural lifestyle. I'm not very experienced on the computer but keen to learn more . :)

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11 years 11 months ago #337292 by kate
Hi Donnybrook and welcome to lsb :D

It sounds as if you'll be able to help us with some advice and I'm sure we can help you with your computer. What breed of goat are you planning to get?

Cheers
Kate

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11 years 11 months ago #337423 by Pumpkingirl
Welcome :D And the more goat farmers the better :D

Could I recommend, as a long-time goat enthusiast, that if you do get a goat, get two - they are very herd-oriented animals and tend to be calmer (and less likely to go looking for trouble) if they have a friend.

There are exceptions (sometimes two goats will go looking for trouble!) but for the most part they are far, far easier to manage when part of a herd/family, even if that "herd" only numbers two.

Best of luck, we love to share, so feel free to come on in and ask questions.

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11 years 11 months ago #337480 by Andrea1

Pumpkingirl;325101 wrote: Welcome :D And the more goat farmers the better :D

Welcome, Donnybrook, and I'll second that (and everything else PG has said). Over the years I have had one or two goats who've been okay on their own, but they are definitely the exception to the rule about the herd orientation of goats, no matter the type or breed.

Enjoy your LSB!

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11 years 11 months ago #338185 by donnybrook
Hi & thanks everyone. We got a saanen on the weekend. She is in kid but not sure when she's kidding. We are hoping she may have a doe kid but if not, we will castrate a male & he can be a thistle eater. At the moment, she's not coming out of her house much but that could be either due to the weather or our long haired bitzer who thinks he's king of the roost. She talks to the nearby pig & she oinks back so they have quite a conversation. This is a learning curve for me as I am mainly used to sheep. I used to breed Suffolks & South Suffolks as a young single bloke but , as I only have a wee block now, the only sheep I have occasionally are for Sunday dinner!

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