Our Goats!

Thanks to some help from a family friend we have been able to purchase three Kiko/Boer doelings (3 month old females).  The previous owner is housing them for a bit longer until we can get our small pasture next to the barn fenced in.  The goats were a family project – the moms were raised for 4H – so they are very people friendly, and their owner is a strong proponent of the Kiko breed, confirming all the postive things I’ve heard about them.  He likes them so well he is phasing out his Boer goats and replacing them with all Kikos.  We spent nearly 3 hours with them and their breeder was full of helpful information about raising goats and the local markets for meat goats.They will be ready to breed next spring – giving us ample opportunity to become more experienced goat owners before any kids arrive in the fall.

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5 Responses to Our Goats!

  1. D Schaefer says:

    How is school going for your children? Did you get clothing for your daughter? And what happened with the school fees? Your goats and barn raising project sounds exciting. 4H might be a good option for your kids and animal projects.

  2. Lynn says:

    Kimber’s comment reminds me…we are in an area subject to wildfires and somebody rents groups of goats to come to people’s land and clear the weeds, reducing the fire risk. In fact I see one such company is running an ad on this blog! (headed “Goats for Brush Clearance”, or goatsrock.com, or Fire Grazers Inc.) We are in California so maybe people in your area don’t see the same ads I do. I don’t know if it is done where you are now but maybe one more source of profit come Spring.

  3. Kimber B says:

    Adorable! So glad you were able to buy them after all, and can’t wait to see them in your pasture and barn 🙂 You’ll have to let me know how you enjoy having goats – we have so much poison ivy, and they love the stuff, so I’m quite tempted to get one just for that.

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