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    We have not lost anything to bears, yet. They are here, but I have only seen their leavings around here.

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    Jacks in particular can be very cantankerous, we have a jenny, and most of the time she's like a 300lb dog
    She very loving and likes attention but like any equine if she's startled or scared....something is getting kicked.
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    This sure was an interesting thread. I think I'll stick with chickens. They seem a bit easier to care for.
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    Absolutely KK,and an instant return on investment, collect those eggs every day. We actually have chickens, Guineas, goats and a donkey as well as the domestics AKA the dogs and cats.
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    When one of our goats gets sick, my wife reminds me of the old saying, "Goats are born looking for a place to die." That certainly seems to be the case at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olfart View Post
    When one of our goats gets sick, my wife reminds me of the old saying, "Goats are born looking for a place to die." That certainly seems to be the case at times.
    I disagree, that saying was said to cover things that were forgotten to do to justify their mistakes.


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    I dunno, Vincent might agree. I never had any, so I can't put any weight on either side of that.
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    Parasites, coccidia, and silent pneumonia are our big killers locally. If we deal with those, you can have a healthy herd. Worms are huge in the south. Northern and dry climates have it much easier in that regard. We really want some Boers, but they are some of the worst with parasites. People have started switching to Savannah goats here since they are naturally more parasite resistant. A purebred Savannah will set you back a ton on money. Far more than we are willing to spend.

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    We added a set of twin doelings to the family yesterday. Snow White and Cinderella are currently incarcerated away from the rest of the group until we can see and evaluate their poop and general health. Don't be fooled by their innocent appearance. They're wild as March hares and are plotting to make a jail break.

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    They look wild. Saanen? I have never been around them. How are they compared to nubians for personality, milk production, etc.

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