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goats in swamps, possible?

 
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I am in a very marshy, swampy area of the ParanĂ¡ river delta in Argentina. Very, very wet, subtropical, very fertile, aluvial land.
My question is, for anyone that could know, preferebly by first hand experience: is it possible to raise goats in a land like that? what would you recommend. Thank you
 
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that's comun sense. I was asking for first hand practical knowledge or advise on how to overcome the obvious conundrum. But thanks for the input any way
 
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I've had up to 20 goats. I kept their bedding dry and a concrete pad clear of mud and manure. If they were allowed to browse in corridors of luceana or other woody material, pruning waste could become a dry mulch. This would help the feet. Scratchy walls of coarse hedging could give them a surface to rub against for insect control. Bantam hens and guinea fowl might control some insects.
 
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thanks
 
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Possible, yes. But you are several hardiness zones outside theirs.

A raised bedding area of concrete or even better, mesh. We used plastic pallets to make a raised self cleaning floor, high enough to get under to clean out if needed but the chickens kept it clean most of the time. Lots of rubble piles for them to climb on to get out of the wet and self-trim their hooves. A large roofed area for them to lounge in the rain.

And most important, hardy adapted stock from worse conditions than you will provide.
 
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thank you Scott
I know they breed goats in New Zealand, and that could be as wet as you can get... as for the heat... it's not bad down here, not so hot, it can go up to 35 C (95F), may be 40 C (104F) some days in summer, and the winter is short and not hard at all, so I hope it can be done and the goats can have a happy life. I have almost 80 acres of bush and wood, most of which is very marshy
 
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