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Genipher's Journal - newbie on the loose!

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Genipher, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Jun 24, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Not logical at all....but may get husband motivated to move once neighbors start complaing about the buck in rut smell :lol::thumbsup
     
  2. Jun 24, 2019
    Baymule

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    I like that idea, just buy a new buckling every year and sell him after stud service. If all you want is babies, you could conceivably keep a buckling to breed the does. If you send them to freezer camp, it wouldn't be a problem for inbreeding. If you want to sell them or keep one, then buy a new buck every other year and use a "raise your own" every other year.

    Yes, you NEED a buck.....just for a little while.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2019
    Genipher

    Genipher True BYH Addict

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    The look on his face when I told him I found a buckling and was considering buying him...:gig

    As an aside, some family issues have come up where we might end up having my father-in-law and his wife move in with us (they are at the point of being unable to cook for themselves or drive). If they do, we WILL have to move to a bigger place. My husband and I were looking at homes recently and I found 2.5 acres with 2 manufactured homes on it... we'll see how it plays out.
     
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  4. Jun 26, 2019
    Genipher

    Genipher True BYH Addict

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    I like the idea, too!
     
  5. Jun 26, 2019
    Genipher

    Genipher True BYH Addict

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    That's a good idea. This buckling I'm eyeballing will be 6 months old by the time my does will be old enough to breed (I'm thinking December, when they're 10 months...but I'm not 100% certain that they'll be up to weight by then.:\ )
    I think my timing might be off...because if I bring him home in September (as the seller advertised), he could breed them too soon (he would be 3 months old). I don't have a way to keep them separated.

    Guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open and find a buck when it's closer to the time that I need him. it's just, the one I saw online was so pretty!
     
  6. Jun 26, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    If you can't keep the buck seperated, ....then when your does,....' have doe's, he will breed anything in sight. You will have very young pregnant kids....having kids.....formula for a nightmare
     
  7. Jun 26, 2019
    Bruce

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    Even through the fence.
     
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    Baymule

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    You know what enablers we are......build a pallet fence. You just pound T-posts through them to secure them and screw them together just so the little snot can't pry them apart. Hey! you could make it an art project and paint each board a different color! Kids just love stuff like that.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2019
    Genipher

    Genipher True BYH Addict

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    Pampered goats! They've got plenty of blackberries to eat in the backyard but, nooooooo, they want to eat the ones I cut for them from the front yard!

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    Also, they've learned how to get to the second shelf in their "barn".

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    My internet connection is pretty shoddy, of late. Makes it hard to check up on things here. sigh.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2019
    Bruce

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    Using the "boing, boing, boing" method? It's funny how much little goats like to jump.