Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Elizabeth Parson
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  • Brooklin, ME
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acquiring does or wethers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Naomi D'Andrea 9 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi all,We're getting three goats in a few months - they will be about 4 months old when we get them. We're going to be using them primarily for clearing weeds ("goatscaping") on our property. (I know…Continue

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Naomi D'Andrea replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"Love it!"
9 hours ago
Elizabeth Parson replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"Start with a blog post perhaps? Talk about the particular needs of pet goats? I would be interested in hearing more about using goats for grazing the land. For instance, should you bring them back to their barn/shelter every night if their grazing…"
12 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"You would think that in 300+ pages, I'd cover everything, but there was so much more that I could have written! The publisher had set a limit on number of pages, so I had to stick with that.  This is something that I never think about…"
yesterday
Elizabeth Parson replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"This is the first time I've heard this and it's great advice. I didn't know does would go into heat every 21 days if not bred and that some have hormonal symptoms! I've read your book three times and didn't see any…"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"Wethers make better pets because they don't get hormonal. Does will be coming into heat every 21 days if they are not bred. Some does are quiet. Some does scream bloody murder for a day or two. It can also be really  hard to keep dry does…"
Saturday
Elizabeth Parson replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"Thanks for your responses - great advice!"
Jan 29
Aaron White replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"I am not sure about easier, but wethers are usually cheaper than does.  So if you don't think you will ever want to milk than you should be able to save money by getting some wethers.  On the other hand if you think there might be a…"
Jan 29
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Elizabeth Parson's discussion acquiring does or wethers?
"I would think it's all the same if you don't think you'll be interested in milking, and if they've all been living together already. There may be a sex-related dynamics difference if they aren't already friends with each…"
Jan 28
Elizabeth Parson posted a discussion

acquiring does or wethers?

Hi all,We're getting three goats in a few months - they will be about 4 months old when we get them. We're going to be using them primarily for clearing weeds ("goatscaping") on our property. (I know this is a dairy goat forum but we don't have plans (as of yet) to milk goats or breed them.)Is there any reason we should consider getting three wethers, or three does, or a mix of does and wethers? The family who we're getting the goats from have 7 wethers and 3 does available so it would be…See More
Jan 23
Elizabeth Parson left a comment for Janie Hynson
"Thanks for adding me to this group! We are just getting started and want to know as much as possible from experienced goat owners."
Jan 22
Janie Hynson left a comment for Elizabeth Parson
"Thanks for joining the group, Elizabeth! "
Jan 21
Elizabeth Parson is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Jan 21

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