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Old 01-08-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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You should be sorry Forest, you're lucky I don't give you a spanking for that one. lol
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:09 PM
 
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http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...s-cammy004.jpg
Meet Boomer, born January 4th at 4:20am. -10 degrees. 9lbs.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...s-cammy005.jpg
Meet Champ, born January 4th at 4:39am. -10 degrees. 8lbs.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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This past summer / fall our feeding was a circus.

If the chickens were fed first, the pig would dig under their fence and the goats would tear up the chicken coop.

If the pig was fed first, the chickens would go in there and the pig might step on them. We have had issues before with pigs eating chickens, you must keep chickens away from a pig's feed trough. As it turned out this summer, we did have two chickens that got into the pig's trough and the pig rolled them into the muck, I went into the muck and pulled both out, one made it the other died.

If the goats were fed first, the chickens would go in the goat feeders and would eat the goat feed. Then the chickens would never leave the goat pen afterwards.

So I had to go into the goat pen rattling a grain bucket, the goats and chickens would follow me in and I would lock the gate. Then with the goats penned up, I would keep shaking a grain bucket and the chickens would follow me as I went to go feed the chickens in their coop and pen them up.

Then I could feed the pig, once the pig could hear the chickens being fed then he would start getting very rough with his pen and after a while he would get out. So I needed to feed him in the same motion as I fed the chickens.

Lastly I fed goats.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Quite an act to follow forest! thank you for the pics KAF, they're adorable.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh how cute! Guess they're not having trouble staying warm this week!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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They look like very pretty little Nubians! Congratulation all round, to goat-mama and human goat-mama too!
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...s-cammy004.jpg
Meet Boomer, born January 4th at 4:20am. -10 degrees. 9lbs.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...s-cammy005.jpg
Meet Champ, born January 4th at 4:39am. -10 degrees. 8lbs.
OMG they are so cute! I want em!!! That was a cold cold night they were born on. Sturdy little babies. Thank you for posting these!
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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CapeCodder, you asked about chore time. Two does will take you probably ten minutes tops. We currently are feeding and watering the 10 adult goats we have, the 15 rabbits, scratch that, 14 rabbits, as I butchered one the other day, and 18 chickens in about 30 minutes. Oh yeah, and the 5 barn cats are in there as well. That includes lugging water from the house, feeding, haying the goats, collecting the eggs, and replacing the rabbit's water as it is frozen when we do our chores morning and night. On top of this we are currently milking, so add another 10 minutes or so, she's giving about a quarter gallon day and night, she's a meat goat, so milk production isn't high anyway. And then bottle feeding the boys who live inside now, so add 20 minutes for that. So total time is less than an hour, including barn animals, house animals, and milking. And cleaning equipment. You'll get it down to a science, and an order, and it will go fast! Ask Forest about the ORDER he has to follow in the summer in order to avoid trouble. lol

LOL I just read Forest's routine! My mother said it's really sayin something if you can out smart a goat
She had a "pet" goat as a kid...although her parents didn't really agree on the "pet" part. It would wait for her to get off the bus and then run to her all excited...she loved that goat.

What is "haying the goats"?

All my life I've wanted a small farm. Just a couple of critters. An old horse that just wants to live out his days eating, a little donkey, some birds of some type, a couple of goats, a little barn.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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KAF thanks so much for the photos!! congratulations!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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All my life I've wanted a small farm. Just a couple of critters. An old horse that just wants to live out his days eating, a little donkey, some birds of some type, a couple of goats, a little barn.
Last issue of Uncle Henry's has one or two ads where older horses are being given away, as in "free", to good homes.
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