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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    Here's the other one im looking at too.
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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    The above was just an example of the stats i couldn't read. Here's the stats of the doe im really interested in. She's a bit taller than the other does but she has a good body. Here's a picture of her udder too, i think it looks well attached. The owner says she's easy to milk and i think her...
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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    I'm glad to hear you say that, about buying the does. All the information I have is directly from the website, the owner has not had time to answer any of my questions directly. I feel badly for her because one of their fences malfunctioned and now they have to get everyone DNA tested because...
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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    Thank you for this explaination! I have read one book on raising dairy goats and have another for reference as well as other materials and none did quite the job of explaining these numbers as you did. I'm a bit nervous about commiting to a dam's offspring and putting down a deposit but there's...
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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    Yes i am, these are the numbers from a Nigerian dwarf. Also, thank you for responding and explaining it so thoroughly. :) I'm looking for a goat herd with decent milk numbers but higher butter fat content so i can make cheese. If you have any advice I`m all ears.
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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    I am buying my first goats and I do not understand what the `milk` numbers are. Are they pounds of milk per year? Some kind of ranking system? Do i want a high number or a low number? Any help would be appreciated. I also don`t quite understan `age fresh` fully. I realize it is each freshening...
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    How to be taken seriously when buying a goat.

    Thank you guys for the advice, and the interesting story. :) I will try inquiring about a specific goat(s) rather than the whole flock and see where that gets me.
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    How to be taken seriously when buying a goat.

    That's a good idea, maybe that will make me sound more interested. I decided to try calling them instead of the emails because who knows when they check their email.
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    How to be taken seriously when buying a goat.

    Ok, so I've tried to get into contact with three different farms, one of which claims to be open to tours and teaching new goat owners, and i cannot seem to get anyone to communicate with me. I have only emailed them at this point or Facebooked, but still it's been weeks and am surprised to have...
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    Assimilating Goats to New Home

    My understanding is that I would not be taking them home until 8 weeks old because the breeder does not bottle feed, they believe the baby should stay with mama. I agreed with that so I have no issue waiting. They wont be born until next year. How do you play with your goats? I've seen a lot...
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    Assimilating Goats to New Home

    How do you get your goats to assimilate to their new home? I know they can go through stress during a move which can be dangerous for their health. I know I need to just sit with them when I do finally bring them to my property and slowly build a relationship with them. I was planning on buying...
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    Rabbits and dog/cat questions

    I'm still looking through designs of indoor rabbit hutches but I really liked this one that had their cages up top with a little ramp downstairs. We have room to put a little play area in front of their hutch so that they can run around without us worrying about them eating the wood edging when...
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    Rabbits and dog/cat questions

    Hi everyone, I'm looking into getting some Angora rabbits and want to keep them inside. I have two cats and a dog (Teddy Bear Shih Tzu), so basically the cats are bigger than the dog. They're all really good with animals as I have raised several sets of chicks and ducklings around them without...
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    Angora fiber processing question

    I haven't purchased a rabbit yet but I'm hoping to soon or early next year. Thank you for the advice, i will take a look at those drop spindles.
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    Angora fiber processing question

    Hi all, I'm new to rabbits and fiber. My mom and i enjoy crocheting and so I've started to look into farming fiber. I thought starting small, such as a few angora rabbits, might be a good way to get our feet wet. However, as i did research i realized while the investment in rabbits is far less...
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    Trees and Goats

    I'm only going off a year of experience and what others tell me, but mainly we're super hot in the summer but rarely dry. We get a fair amount of rain so I know adequate shelter during heavy rains is a must. I was thinking about building them a type of porch too for those all-day rains we have...
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    Trees and Goats

    This seems like when you buy your kid a toy and they play with the box, only you're trying to keep them out and they'll do whatever they can to get in.
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    Trees and Goats

    Thank you for the responses! I just moved to the area last year so this is my first year seeing everything bloom and go through seasons. Trees line the property while a good portion of my 9.6 acres is tree-less. From what I can tell I have a few white pines, eastern red cedars(either that or...
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    How to find good goat breeders?

    Hey all, I want to add dairy goats to my homestead next year, maybe even start a business with them, but all I have is book knowledge. In theory, I know what to look for in a goat, what to ask the breeder, what's considered sketchy, but is there an easy way to find good breeders? If anyone has...
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    Trees and Goats

    I've been debating the willow tree. I read they can eat the leaves and willow bark tea works like asprin. I'll have to take a closer look at it.
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