Chickens really- My adventure into Goats

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Hello, My name is Shannon and I don't know where to begin?
I am from central Alberta, Canada.
I'm married and have two Sons. They are adults and 30 and 25 this year. I have been with my husband since he was 19 and I was 15 years old.
Growing up I was always animal crazy. Didn't matter what type either. We had Arabian horses, Goats, chickens and a few cattle growing up. During the recession in the early 80s we moved back to town and sold all the animals. My family originated from Birch Hills Saskatchewan and Hagen. I spent summers at my Granny's where my Uncle had beef cattle, pigs and chickens. I was in heaven there.

Getting now into my adventure..👍
We bought our Acerage 6 years ago. I had horses out at my Moms boyfriends place for 4 years before we decided to jump into living on an Acerage. Free board but I did all the daily feeding and horse care. Emil got Parkinson's and we decided to buy our own place in the country. Sadly he passed away last spring. I have an Arabian gelding named Kupid. He was very green and full of himself at 7 years old. I retrained him myself with many, many miles under saddle. He is now 19 and my very best friend. We have a connection that is special. I don't ride much anymore but when I do he still responds to all my cues. He's a Prince. ❤

I bred Dogs for about 10 years. Pugs I started with. Clowns of the dog world. I love dogs and have 5 right now. A Border Collie/Aussie, Maremma , Golden Retriver/ Aussie, Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle. Three are trained with livestock. Awesome dogs.

I have been on BYC for a few years. I used to have Ducks and chickens. Sold them all. Not interested in them anymore. Too much effort without any recognition from the birds. Actually stressed me out.


Now the Goats...❤🤠🐐🐐🐐🐐
I got my first two kids in the fall of 2019. Ozzy and Fancy. He was 9 weeks old and her 5 months. Ozzy is a wether and ND/Fainting goat and Fancy a pure fainting goat. I absolutely fell in love with them. So silly and always love me.
Fancy was very skittish and shy. She then became too attached to me and couldn't confine her in the pen. She could escape anything.
Ozzy then began to act way too Bucky and it was a real issue. I finally found a guy that eased my worries and told me by the time he turns 8 months he will settle down. Almost like clockwork Ozzy isn't Bucky anymore.
I just bought myself a pure ND Buckling. He is 5 months old. Black and white with Ice blue eyes. What a sweet little goat he is. I then just bought a Pigmy cross Doeling too. She is only 8 weeks old and so adorable.
I definitely learning as I go with the goats. They can be a handful sometimes. 😂🤠
I just had the Vet out last week and got full exams and ivermectin injections done. Poor Fancy fainted and honestly I almost did too! She really is a Fainting goat. Yesterday we vaccinated the goats but Fancy never fainted. I think she was calmer though yesterday. Plus she likes my farrier that comes to help me with goats too.

Well that's my story so far and thanks for reading..😃
 

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Happy to read your adventure Shannon, I am also a lover of goats and dogs, ...six goats, two dogs, one cat, four ducks five breeder rabbits and 62 ( I believe) chickens.?..well enough to keep us busy anyhow how, lol.....happy to have you join the herd ...
Oops I forgot my Cat Alley my Manx cat. She loves goats too!
Thanks I hope to keep learning here. 👍
 

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I just moved Levi and Pearl to the shed today. Was my chickens coop but perfect for goats. 12X8 plus covered run the same size. Definitely expanding the run off the back once the rain stops. Perfect for little kids though.
My last chickens leave tonight. Levi and Pearl are very happy in a nice dry house and pen.
I plan to use the shed now to raise baby goats also. It’s fully insulated and awesome.
 
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