R Ranson wrote:Something else to think about in regards to space: you don't have to kid every year unless you need the meet. A well cared for goat (girl goat) will provide milk for years before needing to be freshened again. My number one goat guru goes an average of 4 years between freshening, but has had girls provide milk for more than 8 years before she (my guru) decided that she (her goat) had reached retirement age and got moved to the extra-special-pampered-old-goat flock she has.
Kate Michaud wrote:I have had goats now for 16 years, and have learned a thing or two.
6. You don't need a Billy to keep the milk coming. I had two Nannies that I milked continuously for eight years without Kidding, this had much to do with husbandry practices I developed (if anyone wants to know what the practices are I'll happy to share).
paul wheaton wrote:I met a fella the other day that was excited to raise goats.
I think heaps of folks are charmed by goats and might not know the downsides. So I thought I should start a list of the downsides so these folks can be aware
Anybody have anything else to add?