Whew... I had hoped that goats were easy... How in the world did people raise animals in the old days without all the things that we "HAVE" to do to/for them nowdays?
So you would'nt recomend a pygmy breed? Just thinking about it at this point, should I look at a full size breed rather than consider a pygmy?
paul wheaton wrote:1) Your fencing is gonna be more expensive and the goats are gonna test it. A lot. Chicken fencing can be expensive, but the chickens don't test it as much - so it ends up cheaper and easier.
2) Goats eat trees. If you have little baby trees, goats will kill them. They will also eat all the bark off of medium size trees and kill them.
3) If you give goats pasture, then in my area they eat the buckbrush - which makes the meat taste gamey and the milk taste gamey.
4) Selenium shots. Many areas have no selenium. If you don't supplement, then your baby goats will die within a day or two.
Leah Sattler wrote:
3 years. thats the average time someone has goats and then gets frustrated and gets rid of them. often because of high mortality rates.
Dale Hodgins wrote:deep down, many goats are very sneaky, two faced ass holes.