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    10-31-2012, 11:34 AM
  #11
Weanling
Thanks!! If you have any questions just post them here and we will try to answer them ! :)
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    11-04-2012, 01:57 AM
  #12
Yearling
Since you said to ask....what is the general up keeping price for a mini goat like Nigerian or pygmy? And milk from these two breeds? How is it?
     
    11-04-2012, 10:13 AM
  #13
Foal
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since you said to ask....what is the general up keeping price for a mini goat like Nigerian or pygmy? And milk from these two breeds? How is it?
I have no knowledge of the small breeds, but upkeep price for my large goats are....$0.
I trim hooves every 8 weeks. When my horse gets trimmed, I walk out and do the goats.
That's it.
Oh, and worming.
     
    11-04-2012, 03:44 PM
  #14
Started
Goats are pretty easy and inexpensive to keep. Initial cost depends on the breed and quality. Mine was free, but I'm not sure what breed she is. I think she's just a mutt, actually. A really cute mutt. X)

I think they require less effort than a dog. They stay outside, keep on air, and the only time I brush Adelia is in the spring when she sheds. I just use a horse shedding blade. She loves it. Looks like I killed a rabbit when I'm done, though. It leaves fluffies all over the ground. Which is kind of good, because birds use it for their nests.
     
    11-05-2012, 01:13 AM
  #15
Yearling
When I read about goats they said it was important to give them grain. Especially if you are going to milk them.is this true?
     
    11-11-2012, 02:59 PM
  #16
Weanling
Yes because the grain helps them with milk production.
     
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