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New Member and New to Goats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Rogers on Monday. 5 Replies

Hello,My name is David and we just moved to NW Washington state a year ago from Utah.  As part of the move we wanted out of the suburbs and into the country for some land.  We got a little over an…Continue

Goat Bedding anyone used hemp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 17. 3 Replies

We are getting our first goats in a week and I've been reading alot about different bedding.  The seller uses pine shavings for all of their paddocks and I use to use pine shavings for our chicken…Continue

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Jane Rogers replied to david curtis's discussion New Member and New to Goats
"hi"
Monday
david curtis replied to david curtis's discussion New Member and New to Goats
"Thank you - that's what i was reading about last night is the ElectroNet.  I'll be getting some of that so I can subdivide and rotate.  Thank you for the clarification on digging, with all the post out there it's hard to…"
Feb 17
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to david curtis's discussion Goat Bedding anyone used hemp
"OMG! $58 per bag?! Now I know why I've never heard of anyone using this. It looks a lot like shavings in the picture, which means that one bag would not even be enough to bed a 10 x 10 stall. This might be okay for  a little rabbit cage,…"
Feb 17
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to david curtis's discussion New Member and New to Goats
"Goats do not dig, and neither do chickens. A goat may paw at the ground a couple of times before laying down, but that's it. Chickens scratch when looking for bugs and worms.  For rotational grazing with goats, the best option for…"
Feb 17
david curtis replied to david curtis's discussion Goat Bedding anyone used hemp
"This is the stuff I get off amazon and your right unless I order it online I have either straw or pine shavings…"
Feb 16
david curtis replied to david curtis's discussion New Member and New to Goats
"I was going for Ft. Knox lol.  I was new to the fencing so I went off the guide that 6 inches accounts for all sorts of animals, but your right I went overboard but gotta keep the kiddos safe. I was thinking on the poly tape to keep goats,…"
Feb 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to david curtis's discussion New Member and New to Goats
"Welcome to the group and the world of goat ownership!  Wow! You have the Ft. Knox of perimeter fencing there. I can't imagine any predator going over that fence. If you put up more perimeter fence, two strands of electric is plenty -- one…"
Feb 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to david curtis's discussion Goat Bedding anyone used hemp
"I've never heard of anyone using hemp for bedding. It's pretty rare, so probably not available in most areas. If it's like straw, that sounds like a good start. I am not a fan of shavings as bedding for goats. I very much prefer…"
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