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How many do I need?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by HerbalMama, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Sep 17, 2019
    HerbalMama

    HerbalMama Just born

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    How many Nigerian Dwarfs do I need to milk to get about a gallon a day? I'm planning on a once a day morning milking. How long would it take to milk that many goats, and would a 4acre pasture handle them?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    I don't have goats. But reading your post, the title and knowing it was about goats, my first knee-jerk reaction is AS MANY AS YOU CAN GET! Warning; goats, chickens and sheep are addicting....and so are the LGDs that guard them. Can never have enough!
     
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Three to four goats, about 30 minuts to milk once you and they have your routine established and four acres is pleanty of pasture :thumbsup
     
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