Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 29, 2019. 5 Replies

Looking for advise please. We are preparing our 4 acre hobby farm for 4 registered NDs due here next month. I have cleared and prepared a 900 ft paddock fenced with 4 inch spaced woven wire fence 48…Continue

Appropriate style of fence question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garry Mellan Mar 13, 2019. 2 Replies

I am not one of those people who has to have the newest and the best fence out there. I do have to face the fact great fencing is expensive but there has to be a trade off as price is an issue given…Continue

New 'kids'on the block (gosh that has to be an old one here!).

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 21, 2019. 3 Replies

Thank you for adding us to the group; it is always handy to have a resource of knowledgeable people to ask questions, network with and just learn from. We have 4 acres in Rideau Lakes Township…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Garry Mellan's discussion Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock
"What a beautiful area! And I love the goat house. Good luck. I do hope the weather cooperates with you!"
May 29, 2019
Garry Mellan replied to Garry Mellan's discussion Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock
"I try and formulate a 'battle plan' for major projects but as usual soon as there is 'enemy contact' that plan is tossed out the window it seems! I think I can add 150 feet of woven wire at the back of this paddock then a line of…"
May 29, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Garry Mellan's discussion Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock
"It's awesome that you have such a big pasture for them and have done so much to improve it for the goats! You still want to sub-divide using the temporary fencing to prevent parasites and best utilize the pasture. Plus you can use that to avoid…"
May 29, 2019
Garry Mellan replied to Garry Mellan's discussion Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock
"Thanks for your pointers Deborah. This goat endeavour was to have happened last year but due to a failed septic system that had to be replaced it was put off until now. It has been a scramble to get everything in place so we don't lose another…"
May 29, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Garry Mellan's discussion Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock
"You absolutely need to keep the buck separate because you never know when the doe or doeling might come into heat. Nigerians sometimes cycles year round, and you just don't know if these does will or not. You also don't know when your…"
May 29, 2019
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Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock

Looking for advise please. We are preparing our 4 acre hobby farm for 4 registered NDs due here next month. I have cleared and prepared a 900 ft paddock fenced with 4 inch spaced woven wire fence 48 inches high with a shock wire on top of that to make it a 5 ft fence. We also have a very solid 120 sq ft shelter almost completed within that paddock. Our goats are comprised of a doe with a doeling and buckling wether plus a buck. Given the weather has been so atrocious for building its been a…See More
May 28, 2019

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