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considering getting goats

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Goats' started by chickens454, Jan 1, 2018.

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  1. Jan 8, 2018
    chickens454

    chickens454 Chillin' with the herd

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    Alaskan Loving the herd life

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    chickens454 Chillin' with the herd

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    well yes but last hope if I'm gonna get them sooner then march.
     
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    rachels.haven

    rachels.haven Exploring the pasture

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    Hi! Watching this thread. Was planning on getting goats, and they are allowed in the township where I live and a few other people have them, but since then the twp powers decided to start acting like a HOA and commissioned a "blight squad" and now if your neighbor doesn't like you and your yard has so much as a few blades of grass over 6" on a fence line, or your car breaks down in your driveway, or your garbage cans are visible from a street, or a weed they've undesirable sprouts in your yard they can fine you several thousand dollars and send you to jail for months at a time...NOT encouraging for future goat owners...so I'm just watching, learning, and dreaming of moving somewhere else. (the "law" probably won't last, probably only until they accidentally don't stick to harassing elderly people and section 8 people and get sued for trespassing and harassment but I may not be living here to see it change)

    So far, all this fence talk and pictures have been useful. Nice to know what to expect and see actual fence pictures on the scale I'd be leaning towards. CL,CAE, and Johnes testing is a no brainer. It's not worth even just the worry, trust me (learned via other beasts). I think next I'm going to do a search on Goat first Aid kits and medicine cabinets, including wormers. I'm kind of hoping this thread strays into that territory at some point someday as it meanders along.

    Anywho, thanks for starting the thread OP.
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Keep in mind that most people that post are selling "now"... and many will not hold a goat.
    Work on your shelter, fencing etc, get your supplies... you may be surprised at just how long that can take. By the time that is all done I think you will be closer to that March-ish time period anyway and you will have many goats to choose from. Go for quality and tested.

    If you are looking at mini nubians or Nubians you should be aware of G6S. Google it and read about G6S.
     
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