Another Goat and Chicken Addict

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11 years 10 months ago #23956 by Eggville
Hi,
I have to confess that I have been eavesdropping on the site for a while taking advantage of the information and advice from forum members.
We retired to a 1 ha block two and a half years ago after living the city for over 30 years. Sort of knocking off work to carry bricks.
The only livestock we bought with us was one hen and two newly hatched chickens. How things have changed. We now have ten goats (was 15 until the boys went a couple of weeks ago) - 3 Saanan Nannies - Minnie, Petals and Mertyl, 3 goatlings from last season - Molly, Julia and Jane, 2 Toggenburg goatlings - Nina and Lucy and one 8 month old feral terror called Treena. Four yearling calves - Fred, Murray, Jenny and Delia, a dog named Meg, a stray kitten called Kitty and more chickens than I can count and no they don't have names.
As you can see this site is going to be invaluable to me.

"You don't know what you don't know"

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11 years 10 months ago #339720 by eelcat
Welcome - you'll love it - it will make you laugh, make you cry and teach you heaps as well

1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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11 years 10 months ago #339771 by igor
Hi Eggville. Welcome aboard.
We also have goats and assorted chickens among a multitude of other creatures. We like the milk and the goats themselves are delicious too.

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11 years 10 months ago #339772 by Sue
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Welcome Eggville, I hope your name means you are getting lots of eggs from those chickens and they are not free loaders!

So much for retirement!

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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11 years 10 months ago #339876 by Eggville
Thanks for the welcome. The hens are laying at last. We haven't been able to bring ourselves to eating either the goats or chickens but certainly do love the milk and eggs. Unfortunately having to drink bought milk at present till the girls kid next month. Managed to get some milk into the freezer for last winter but not this one. Lookiing forward to trying my hand at cheese making this year.

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11 years 10 months ago #339899 by Andrea1
Welcome, eggville! Yea, another goat-n-chook mad person joins the ranks![;)]

I've a friend, also goat-mad, of course, who's husband refers to us as suffering from C.O.D. Caprine Obsessive Disorder. And you know what? He's right! :p :p :p

Seriously, though, goats and chooks are quite addictive, even the wastrels. I have nearly a dozen old girls and pet roosters (well, the pet roosters are my daughter's department - she would befriend them!).

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