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Doug Mac

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Humboldt County, California [9b]
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I'm interested in planting so hazelnuts in our redwood forest. Would they do well as understory bushes?
7 years ago
Eighteen days of no feed bill! You're a genius. jk... I know how frustrating that is. So, are they all going to slaughter or just the ring leader? P.S. they look like nice stock.
8 years ago
I don't know what climate you live in or what type of goats you have (meat or dairy), but do you NEED a goat barn? I live in a very mild climate, rarely under 30F or over 85F. They live outdoors most of the time. I have places for them to get out of the rain that have dry bedding and keep their minerals dry. I keep Kikos.
If I were to build a goat barn, I'd leave it open and put up pens as needed.
8 years ago
It's toxic and shades out other plants.
8 years ago
Does anyone have any ideas for removing bracken fern from goat pastures?
8 years ago
Hopefully everyone is up and running around by now. If the little one hasn't been accepted by now, you'll have to bottle feed. Feed 4 times a day and put him back with the others in between so that the kid learns to be a goat. After 3 days go to three times a day. At two weeks go to twice a day and wean at 8 weeks.
8 years ago
Hows it going Justus? Hope things have gotten better.
8 years ago
Watch first. Many goats are capable of raising triplets. I have used Land o Lakes replacer, Kid Lac and a homemade formula (1 12 oz can of evaporated milk (not condensed) + 1 gallon of whole milk). If you have too, I had the best luck with the homemade formula.
8 years ago
I have Kikos and electric fence without any issues. Pick the breed that fits your need best.
8 years ago
I have mostly forest in a moderate climate - rarely over 85F rarely under 30F with 40 to60 inches of rain (usually, this is a drought year $%@&#$^%@*!) It's important to rotate but realize that the brush and trees may take a year to rebound completely whereas the grasses and forbs will rebound much faster. Here I plant a perennial rye and sub clover mix. If I lived in a warmer area I would plant AU Grazer, a grazing-tolerant sericea lespedeza in a mix.
8 years ago