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    Fence Ignorant - Need Advice

    Alright. If I run electric inside the fence @ shoulder height, will is "discourage" the goats leaning on the fence? I hear tell that they'll push t-posts over. This is a small area - I'm thinking just a couple thousand square feet. I just don't want to have to build the thing twice. Know...
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    Fence Ignorant - Need Advice

    That's kinda what I figured about the holes. Thanks! Okie dokie! Gonna get started on that fence first thing in the morning. Shouldn't be too hard. This'll be their "home" paddock, so it won't be a huge job. We have plans to use them for weed control in a couple of trouble spots on the property.
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    Fence Ignorant - Need Advice

    I tend to overthink these things, so I could use some more experienced, less paranoid people to chime in. I currently have 4 doelings. They are in our chicken pasture now, but they are getting mighty big and the chickens are judgmental divas, so we're fencing off another area of the property...
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    Newbie to Goats

    I am also new at this, so I am intrested in hearing others' thoughts on this. I was planning 6ft woven wire with t-posts. I may even go 8' with hot wire up high and down low because of coyotes.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    I have read it, and I will ask her! I know others have it a lot worse than I do. I rarely complain, but it feels good to let off some steam! Haha!
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    I can imagine parents are frustrated! I would probably go crazy if I was in their situation! It's a bad situation for everyone. I just wish parents wouldn't take it out on me. I'm just doing what I'm told. I'd much rather be in the classroom. One district not far from ours reopened at the...
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    So New I Don't Even Have Herd Animals Yet

    That is also part of my plan. If I can learn how. Oh my goodness. There is so much to LEARN. I feel like a babe in the woods. Haha!
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Not a farmer by any stretch of the imagination, but COVID has affected me. I just recovered from being sick with it nearly a month. It was not like the regular flu for me. I never had a fever or the cough, but I lost my sense of smell and taste and ended up with a chest wall infection that had...
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    So New I Don't Even Have Herd Animals Yet

    *GASP* (that's me coming up for air) That's my plan. I'd get LGD, but hubby is dead set against it. Llamas are a compromise. I'm still toying with the idea of just getting goats. I'm still not sure, and I have a tendency to overthink things. Lol! Thank you for the response! Now back to...
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    So New I Don't Even Have Herd Animals Yet

    Thanks for the kind welcome! I'm reading like crazy. So much good, practical info here.
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    So New I Don't Even Have Herd Animals Yet

    Excellent advice about gates!!! Thank you! We are installing 6, maybe 8ft woven wire field fence with hotwire down low and up high. We will start construction once the weather is a little drier. We had a mountain lion kill 2 llamas about 10 miles from here back in 2016. It's rare, but it does...
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    Official BYH Poll: What Are Your Plans for 2021?

    How about starting a herd? Don't yet have one. That's what I'm planning for 2021! Goats and maybe llamas. We'll see...
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    Llama Love

    Hi, Cathy! Maybe I could pick your brain about llamas. I am considering adopting a couple. I'm in NorCal, too! Just joined BYH myself. Looking forward to this adventure!
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    So New I Don't Even Have Herd Animals Yet

    Hi, everyone! Total noob here, just trying to learn best practices for raising goats and possibly llamas. I really am clueless, so I'm here to learn! I live in Nevada County, CA. I have a very small 3-acre property that I am looking to homestead. I have a grad total of 9 gateway drugs...
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