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Also, does anyone have any experience with Nigerian/Nubian and Nigerian/Saanen hybrids? Or know the butterfat content of either's milk?
I can't tell you the butter fat content but we do have a mini nubian in with our Nigerians and I just love the mini nubians size and her grace. We will be breeding her to our nigerian buck this fall and hoping for a doe or two :)
 

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Thanks. Does anyone know how much goats cost? Like the dollar amount for hay, grain, shots...
 

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Or still how much space they need?
 

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Cost is all dependent on your location and the availability of hay any given year. Grain prices etc. Vet prices fluctuate too so you will need to phone around.
 

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Thanks. Would a 32 by 32 foot area work for two goats? Or would they need more?
 

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Thanks. Would a 32 by 32 foot area work for two goats? Or would they need more?
Definitely as a containment pen but hopefully you plan to let them out daily to explore and play. Mine are housed in an 10X10 dog run at night and the other two in a 8X12 shed with attached Run the same size. Although daily they get out weather permitting. Plus I have a huge yard built for them for daily use.
 

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Guess that's settled then. What fencing would you recommend? I was looking at sixteen foot livestock panels...
 

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You must mean 6 foot livestock panels? That should be high enough. My fence is really high because I have a Fainting Doe that can jump out of just about anything except for her 10 foot high goat yard.
 

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No, I mean it's sixteen feet long. It's only fifty inches tall. Rethinking things... :\
 
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