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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...
  2. A

    New to horses, New job!

    Hi all, I just got a job mucking out stables in exchange for riding/horsemanship lessons. I lived in the city up until about 3 years ago, so although I have EXTENSIVE experience training and working with dogs, cats, and rabbits, ( I worked as a trainer in an animal shelter), I have zero...
  3. FinleyFarm

    New Goat Owner from Cache Valley Utah

    Hello fellow goat owners! I am so glad to find a forum where I can ask questions and share information. We have five goats; two Nigerian Dwarfs and three Pygmys. My oldest daughter is 24-years-old and has Autism. It has always been a dream of ours to have a small farm with animals that she...
  4. Angeliki Manouselis

    New twins!

    So this is my first time having goats kidding, It feels so surreal that they have finally arrived! I am disappointed that I was at work and I missed the birth, I came home to two dry sleeping twins. Today, I had to clean orange poop from the buckling's rear end, seems like his poo isn't dry...
  5. Angeliki Manouselis

    Here we go...

    Gosh, I love this site already! I received so much great information in my first post while searching for LGDs in Florida. I had not found an adult dog to take in that would protect my chickens duck and goats, I reached out to several rescues and groups but to n avail. So I have made the...
  6. GypsyG

    Hi!

    Hello all! My name is Gypsy. I have lived in Ozark Missouri for the the last year. I have a herd of meat mutt rabbits that consists of 12 does and 4 bucks. I also have 8 lovely laying hens, and a wonderful Jack Russell terrier named Gracie. I plan on adding quail, muscovy ducks, and...
  7. H

    hello from Minnesota!

    Hey! I'm new here, I'm going into college for Ag Education and I'm looking to find out as much as I can about horses and ranch living, as well as how to manage a teaching position, and farming, and what opportunities lie out there in the equine world! I have been obsessed with horses since i...
  8. Tracy Jones

    New Member from Harrisonville, MO area

    Hi all. I’ve been using your knowledge and tips and opinions for a while now. I really think I did sign up at some point in the near past, but it seems I can’t make any of my emails work so --- go figure. Anyway, so while not a complete newbie, I am new to being a registered “info” and...
  9. WeizenfelderGal

    Small Farm "DO I NEED Scrapie Tags?" (New Member)

    Hi, I am new here and fairly new to Goats and Sheep too! I just added two of my 1st Sheep. The lady handed me these two metal things. Said they were Scrapie tags? What even is that! Do I need them If I don't plan to eat my sheep? I now have 9 goats and 2 Sheep. Most are just pets, do I...
  10. First Time Goat.Mum

    New goat mom!

    Hi! I just adopted two Nigerian Dwarf wethers from, unfortunately, a less than trustworthy farm. The kids came with what we think is worms, lice and what we think was an eye infection. I finally decided to join a goat forum group to get some experts advice on them! My instagram where I will post...
  11. First Time Goat.Mum

    New goat mom!

    Hi! I just adopted two Nigerian Dwarf wethers from, unfortunately, a less than trustworthy farm. The kids came with what we think is worms, lice and what we think was an eye infection. I finally decided to join a goat forum group to get some experts advice on them! My instagram where I will post...
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    Hello Fellow Goat enthuisiasts

    Hello I'm New to this Forum and kind of new to keeping goats. At this time we have three lamancha goats 2 in heat that have been with a buck and one at our friends ranch on vacation to meet with a buck. All are registered with ADGA. I'm A 13 year old boy and enjoy working with goats and at this...
  13. W

    Hello from Alaska and BYC

    Hey everyone. I found this site through one of it's sister sites, Backyard chickens! I currently have chickens, ducks and quails. I am planning to get either goats or mini cows in the future. My family had goats when I was growing up, so I know and like goats. However I also really like cow...
  14. MiroslavZivic

    Hi

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this site. My name is Miroslav and I'm from Serbia. I look after nine rabbits, two pigs and a small flock of ten chickens.
  15. K

    New to me goat shaking

    Hi everyone, I'm kj and I just brought home two Nigerian Dwarf Does last night. They are about 4 years old. This morning one of the goats was shaking when I went out to check on them. I can't tell if she is afraid of me or ill. The other goat, Leia, is just fine, friendly, no shaking. Rey...
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    Questions about the care of backyard Nigerian Dwarf Goat wethers

    Hi! I'm Elise, I just joined. I'd like to introduce myself and ask a few questions. My family and I are looking into purchasing two or three young NDG wethers to have as companions/pets in our backyard (don't worry, there's space.) Since we will likely be bringing them home around mid-July...
  17. Deer Nightmare

    I AM A CURIOUS CRITTER!!

    I am SOOOOOOOOO excited about learning from you guys!!! :celebrateI want to know EVERYTHING about cows, pigs, sheep, goats, bees, horses, etc... :weee I have eight cows and two pigs on the way. Thanks so much for your time! Every Deer's Nightmare (That is my nickname) :ya
  18. The Curly girl

    Hi EVERYONE I'm new to the site and to the ranch life.

    Hi :) My name is Fernanda. I am 25 yrs old and from Mexico. I was born in Mexico and was raised both in Mexico and L.A California. Despite the fact that I always had a city life, my soul always knew I wanted to be around nature. When I was 20 I moved back to Mexico "for good". Little did I...
  19. raeleigh26

    It's been a tough year, could use some feedback

    Hi, I've only just joined, and this is both a query and a mild vent post. We're in north east oklahoma, we've got 5 horses (2 are boarded,not ours) 2 labs, 3 cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and cattle. This year, both of my best breeding new Zealand does have eaten 3 litters, both were due...
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    Newbie here....WA

    Hello!! Newbie here. Just decided we were going to start a homestead and embark in a new journey of acquiring some fainting goats and some chickens....to start off. Anyone have any good advice or pointers we'd be greatly appreciative. Decided the best thing to do was gather info before we take...
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