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Baby Goats Anyone?
« on: April 14, 2021, 02:31:07 pm »
My sister's goats kidded for the first time this spring.  Here are some pictures of our first ever babies! 







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Re: Baby Goats Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 02:52:01 pm »
Nothing Cuter Than A Baby Goat  :D
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 01:17:03 am »
Nothing Cuter Than A Baby Goat  :D

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Re: Baby Goats Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 03:29:26 pm »
Recently in the local news, a nearby city has hired someone with goats to clear invasive plants from a stream.  https://fox4kc.com/news/lenexa-enlists-goats-to-clear-weeds-brush-from-sar-ko-par-trails-park/  I think that's what I need here!  I might be pressing my luck with bees and goats.

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2021, 04:51:58 pm »
They are great for brush clearing!  Here are pictures of our pasture before and after we got goats. 





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Re: Baby Goats Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2021, 09:27:58 am »
Yes!  I need some goats.

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2021, 11:35:44 am »
Both does were rebred recently.  Maybe we can set you up with a couple.  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 03:17:51 pm »
Here's this year's first batch of baby goats!  Our black doe Bella had four kids last evening, 3 boys and 1 girl!  My sister went out to check on her around suppertime last night, and she was showing signs of pre-labor, so my sister came back into the house to get her kidding supplies, which only took a couple of minutes, and by the time she got back, two kids were already out!  Two more followed within a half hour.






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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2022, 11:26:34 pm »
Nice looking babies!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2022, 12:34:54 pm »
Nice looking babies!
Thanks!  Two of them just went to their forever home on Monday.  Their new owners named them Priscilla and Gideon. 



The other two boys, Zeb and Joseph, will stay and get big and then go to freezer camp in the fall. 

Our other doe, Prim, had 3 girls, who are waiting to go to their new home in Ohio. 



The doelings' future owners told us an amazing story when they came to see the babies about a month ago.  Their 14 year old daughter had a doe named Daisy who was her favorite.  Daisy was a show winner and had a great personality, and they sent Daisy to another farm to be bred to a particular buck.  The people at this farm didn't transition her onto their food slowly enough, and she died while she was there.  Apparently, the doeling in the last picture, who we call Mikaela, looks exactly like Daisy, so they bought her and the black doeling, Carol, for their daughter, and the brown doeling, Luthien, was purchased by the daughter's grandmother.  They'll be picking them up some time around Memorial Day.         


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Re: Baby Goats Anyone?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2022, 05:53:25 pm »
When sending males to freezer camp, keep in mind.

Eunuchs taste great. Studs taste like hades gone bad.
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2022, 06:46:15 pm »
Our neighbor raises pygmy goats. Agreed, they are super cute when new.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2022, 07:58:12 pm »
When sending males to freezer camp, keep in mind.

Eunuchs taste great. Studs taste like hades gone bad.
They have already been banded. 
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Re: Baby Goats Anyone?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2023, 11:40:17 am »
Here are our new babies!  We had Prim go first this year.  She had 1 boy and 2 girls.  The doelings are black and the buckling is the brown one.  My sister is going to be keeping the doe with white side patches.  She named her Halo, since she was born on 1/17 (video game people will get the joke).  The other doeling will be for sale, and the buckling will be wethered for the freezer. 






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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2023, 02:24:12 pm »
We have Halo and the buckling, who we are calling Issachar, in the house this afternoon.  My sister wants to supplementally bottle feed them, since Prim is shy and tends to teach her kids to be afraid of us, and feeding can really help to tame a kid.  They are too little to really know anything yet, so they are just chilling in the play pen.  We left the other doeling, who we named Nicola, with Prim so she wouldn't be upset that all her babies are gone.  She can't count very well, so if one is in the warming barrel, she just thinks they are all in there.  :D




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