Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Rachelle Eaton
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  • Acworth, NH
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Ideal Goat "Pasture"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Garwood Jun 19. 4 Replies

Hey all!I don't have any goats yet, but dream of it someday when we get our own property. I'm wondering, if you could buy your property with goats in mind, what would be the ideal kind of landscape…Continue

 

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Michael Garwood replied to Rachelle Eaton's discussion Ideal Goat "Pasture"?
"We will be the first to admit that our goats are spoiled, but though they have lovely large paddocks with green grasses (and weeds) that many a sheep or cow would love, our girls and boys stand in one corner and then when hungry, wander back into…"
Jun 19
Jess Johnson replied to Rachelle Eaton's discussion Ideal Goat "Pasture"?
"I have my goats in the woods and it hasn't been ideal. The canopy is pretty tall and tightly spaced, so not much light penetrates through. There isn't much young/new growth for them to munch on so it's like a dry lot. Only it's…"
Jun 8
Rachelle Eaton replied to Rachelle Eaton's discussion Ideal Goat "Pasture"?
"Thank you, that's very helpful!"
Jun 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rachelle Eaton's discussion Ideal Goat "Pasture"?
"Overgrown brushy areas are ideal. They love bushes and young trees. Google "goat landscaping," and you'll see lots of examples of what goats love.  Goats have a higher tolerance for toxic plants than most livestock. I still have…"
Jun 7
Rachelle Eaton posted a discussion

Ideal Goat "Pasture"?

Hey all!I don't have any goats yet, but dream of it someday when we get our own property. I'm wondering, if you could buy your property with goats in mind, what would be the ideal kind of landscape for pasturing them? I'm assuming not open mown fields, since they are browers, not grazers--although that is the easiest thing to fence. On the other hand, overgrown pasture I've heard often has milkweed and other poisonous things for goats. What about woods? We have a lot of those here in New…See More
Jun 7
Rachelle Eaton replied to Will Harlan's discussion Pasture space
"Wow, thanks for the quick replies! I'm planning to milk, the only reason to get a wether instead of two does was not knowing if I had pasture to support two does in milk (I assume they eat more than a wether) and their kids, or enough barn…"
May 20, 2013
Rachelle Eaton replied to Will Harlan's discussion Pasture space
"Hi everybody, new member here. First of all, thank you all for lending your time and expertise to help others get started with goats. I hope my question isn't too redundant but I'm trying to figure this out for sure. I don't have…"
May 20, 2013
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