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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have stated raising Pygmy goats. I have 4 does and 2 bucks. I anyone else raising them? I have one pregnant, I plan on milking them to have milk, make cheese and butter.
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone who has goats, please measure from the ground to about mid-shoulder height, or where the goats rub on the fence. This weekend I will be running a strand on the bottom on the field fence, and a strand about midway up the fence. Which is better, half way up the fence, or about where the...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is a good field fence for chickens? I am about to pull my hair out trying to pick between goat fence and field fence. Field fence - http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/general-purpose-field-fence-6-in-vertical-stays-47-in-h-12-1-2-ga-filler-wire Goat fence -...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How much room does a goat need in a stall? My wife and I area getting ready to fence in a chicken / goat field. We currently have a 75 X 35 chicken yard, but with the new chicks there are going to be too many. The new field is going to be 200 X 100. This is in addition to the 7 - 9 acres I...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This spring I plan on fencing in a few acres to put cattle and maybe some goats and sheep on. The field is about 7 acres. I hope to only put a handful of cows at any one time, and maybe a horse later on. Lets start off at the gate: Should I go with a mesh gate, or a regular tubing gate? My...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone raising goats for meat? If so, what does goat meat taste like? Several years ago I used to work with some mexicans that brought goat meat for lunch. From the pieces they gave me, I found the taste pleasant. I am looking for an alternative to raising cattle. Within the next year my...
  7. Food and water
    Although I live in the city, I have a source for fresh goat meat, which my husband and I both love. There are not alot of recipes out there. Our favorite ways to cook it are in the pressure cooker with pearl onions, rosemary and new potatos or in a curry. Of course the ground meat is an easy...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Lets talk goats: I am going to buy a couple this weekend to keep as a food source and help keep the brush down. Anybody want to share some words of wisdom about goats?
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Some of you may remember my goat Pearl: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=94966&highlight=goat Well, yesterday, she started acting 'not normal'. Usually, she is a very active goat, especially since she now has a friend. But yesterday, she just started moping around. She will...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So yeah. Over the weekend, I got me one. It is pure bred New Zealand Kinko and is a solid white female. It's about a little more than a week old and is currently being bottle fed. I suppose this one is going to be a 'pet' since my wife named it (Pearl), bought it a collar, and gave it a bath...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Downloads: A new file has been added by jfountain2: Raising Milk Goats A pdf on raising goats for milk.
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Downloads: A new file has been added by jfountain2: Raising Meat Goats A pdf on raising goats for meat.
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