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isra

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Hello, I’m new here- and new to goats- I live in a very urban area but lucky enough to have a good amount of land and no HOA :) I’ve had goats since May of last year.

I’ve always wanted goats and had one for about a year as a kid (until it “went back to the farm” after he got loose and ate the neighbors roses and garden). I love animals in general and have two cats as well. I’m looking into getting a dog (which would also be a first for me as well) just because of coyotes in our area becoming more and more prevalent.

I started looking for more resources and support this past weekend when I lost my pregnant doe, Luna, and her baby due to birthing complications. It was unexpected and im still finding it difficult to cope with what happened.

Grateful for the abdundance of information and experiences I’ve read thus far on this site.

I currently have a Nigerian dwarf wether, Dobby, and got a new doe yesterday as a companion for him because I couldn’t bear to leave him alone and crying all day. The new doe is a Sanaan/ Nubian - Nigerian mix. She also came with her 2 week doeling. Both are still unnamed at this point.

I just enjoy them as pets, no milking or breeding.

Look forward to meeting the rest of you/ your herds.

-Isra

This is my lovely Luna, who passed this weekend. She was a Pygmy and the gentlest little creature.

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This is Dobby, my wether, who was Luna’s baby-daddy.

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And these are the latest additions:

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Xerocles

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Welcome to BYH. Sorry to hear about your recent loss. I don't have goats yet,but hope to add them this spring...if I don't let the horror stories on here scare me away. Oh yes. There are people who can commiserate with your misfortune. We have recently had some tragedies and near tragedies here on BYH. I'm sure you will be hearing from some of them shortly. Wonderful people with wonderful advice. I'm sure you're gonna love it here. And if you keep pictures coming we'll love you too (well,even if you don't keep the pictures coming....but we're pushovers for pictures.)
@B&B Happy goats should definitely be greeting you soon.
 

isra

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Welcome to BYH. Sorry to hear about your recent loss. I don't have goats yet,but hope to add them this spring...if I don't let the horror stories on here scare me away. Oh yes. There are people who can commiserate with your misfortune. We have recently had some tragedies and near tragedies here on BYH. I'm sure you will be hearing from some of them shortly. Wonderful people with wonderful advice. I'm sure you're gonna love it here. And if you keep pictures coming we'll love you too (well,even if you don't keep the pictures coming....but we're pushovers for pictures.)
@B&B Happy goats should definitely be greeting you soon.
Aw thank you. I will take whatever support, advice, shared stories that I can get. I spoke to my vet at length this morning to better understand what happened so I can start to get some closure. Im a pretty logical and level headed person and understand death and nature and just plain bad luck - but I wish I could’ve taken some of her pain/ suffering away or that she could’ve gone peacefully. She gave me unconditional love and was so much more than “just” a goat or pet. And I cannot stand to see suffering or anything in pain. <3 thanks for the warm welcome!
 

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Hi there and welcome from another goat mom!! I’m sorry your first kidding experience went so badly for you. Hopefully, when your new doe is ready again, it’ll be a totally different story. I love the pictures! Once you get your feet wet, I’d love to show you my herd and my kids. Mine kidded 3weeks ago...5kids. 9goats in total. Are you going to have other animals on your farm? Lots of us have chickens, rabbits, etc....pigs!! Ducks! :lol: I can’t wait to hear more about your animals and you! You’re gonna love it here on BYH! Everyone is sooo nice and like a big family! :)
 

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Oh @isra , I so understand your loss and sorrow :hugs ...I have nigerian dwarf goats and have just lost a pregnant doe and her babies to a vaginal prolapse, then had a very wondeful kidding with her sister who had two bucklings on VALENTINE'S day (friday) ....sunday morning we found one of the bucklings accidentally hung himself upside down and long story short , I had to end his suffering also...
Opening yourself to having animals also opens a space for heartbreak....it dosen't happen often thankfully, but the heartache is deep.
BYH is the place that understands the Joy's of new life and the sorrow of loss, you have joined a wonderful community of caring and understanding people. ...We learn, share , teach, and support each other.....
Welcome to BYH, I am so sorry for your loss of your pregnant doe, but happy you found your way here :hugs
 

isra

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Hi there and welcome from another goat mom!! I’m sorry your first kidding experience went so badly for you. Hopefully, when your new doe is ready again, it’ll be a totally different story. I love the pictures! Once you get your feet wet, I’d love to show you my herd and my kids. Mine kidded 3weeks ago...5kids. 9goats in total. Are you going to have other animals on your farm? Lots of us have chickens, rabbits, etc....pigs!! Ducks! :lol: I can’t wait to hear more about your animals and you! You’re gonna love it here on BYH! Everyone is sooo nice and like a big family! :)
I’m not sure about other animals- not a huge fan of owning chickens personally, thought long and hard about a miniature cow until someone told me they still have full-size poop. :)
 

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