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        08-20-2009, 12:04 AM
      #21
    Foal
    I have a sheep. :)
         
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        08-20-2009, 12:57 PM
      #22
    Showing
    I had thought of getting a sheep but I wasn't sure if the sheering was something I would be interested in doing. Only one sheeps wool would be hard to sell and I would have no use for it.
    I also wonder if the poop looks the same. I like the little "doodle berries" rather than a manure pile.
    I think I'll go with a polled type. My dad always kept polled cattle and they were much easier to handle. I didn't know goats could be polled
    I'm also thinking I will wait till spring so I have a long period of good weather and plenty of grass at first.
    This isn't my fence but this is the type
         
        08-20-2009, 02:33 PM
      #23
    Started
    I don't know how close you're neighbors are, but I found out the hard way that Nubians are the most vocal of the goat breeds, and was not informed of that by the breeder. I got him to actually be a companion to my horse, and even my horse got sick of hearing him lol. If you have a lot of land though, it won't be an issue. My goat was very friendly, and loved people, but I think he would have been a bit less noisy, and bit happier if he had actually had another goat buddy instead of just the horse. They do get into everything though, so you have to be careful, and make sure that there isn't anything that they can get into and eat that they shouldn't. I think my guy was much happier when I gave him to a home that had a huge pasture full of goats, because they bred goats for FFA. They are fun animals though, and you can take them on walks, though some people give you funny looks when they see you walking a goat lol.
         
        08-20-2009, 06:23 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Ahahahaha, funny stuff... to me anyways.

    Yeah, I only use horns with mine because they don't have any beards.. yet. Hehe
         
        08-20-2009, 08:17 PM
      #25
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dressagebelle    
    I don't know how close you're neighbors are, but I found out the hard way that Nubians are the most vocal of the goat breeds, and was not informed of that by the breeder. I got him to actually be a companion to my horse, and even my horse got sick of hearing him lol. If you have a lot of land though, it won't be an issue. My goat was very friendly, and loved people, but I think he would have been a bit less noisy, and bit happier if he had actually had another goat buddy instead of just the horse. They do get into everything though, so you have to be careful, and make sure that there isn't anything that they can get into and eat that they shouldn't. I think my guy was much happier when I gave him to a home that had a huge pasture full of goats, because they bred goats for FFA. They are fun animals though, and you can take them on walks, though some people give you funny looks when they see you walking a goat lol.
    Oh dear, that's pretty funny We are some distance from the closest neighbor, but my plan was to have it inside the yard around the house. Maybe I need to rethink this if its going to get into my garden and flower beds hmmmmm
         
        08-20-2009, 09:24 PM
      #26
    Trained
    FYI, I think a goat could climb that fence.
         
        08-20-2009, 09:34 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    I have a Nubian he never shutup.
         
        08-21-2009, 06:43 PM
      #28
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    Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
    I have a Nubian he never shutup.
    One of those things you never think about. I'm so glad I came here to ask all of your advise
         
        08-21-2009, 06:48 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Lol, but he's super sweet. :)
         
        08-21-2009, 09:25 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    Maybe I need to rethink this if its going to get into my garden and flower beds hmmmmm
    Oh yeah, we have virtually no type of foliage landscaping in our yard because of the goat. We planted a couple of small black locust trees this spring. Went out one morning and one was naked! My husband was ready to fix that goat over biscuits. I fenced it off and it came back and is doing well now.
         

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