hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts
Eeeeeeeee so cute!!!!
clementine / 955 posts
Omg!!! Too cute, my SIL's goat is about to have hers any day now I hope she has quads
grapefruit / 4028 posts
nectarine / 2085 posts
@Mrs. Turtle: I will be looking forward to it! I showed the photos to LO, too--he's a huge fan!
persimmon / 1447 posts
I love goats, and these babies are the cutest ever!
blogger / pear / 1509 posts
apricot / 256 posts
@Mrs. Turtle: goatie pile! Squee!
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
@Mrs. Turtle: Do they have names? When do you know the sex of each? Can we use our fantasy hellobee names on your goats?
pear / 1657 posts
Eeeeeep! So cute! Too cute!
@T.H.O.U.: no names yet! We are stumped. Any help you all want to give is welcome! They are three boys and one girl. You can tell easily at birth!
pomelo / 5220 posts
Oh! So cute! So what do you do with all these goats? I want one! I mean, I live in the middle of a big city so I'm not getting one, but they sure are cute!
@psw27: we sell the babies and milk the moms. I use the milk to make yogurt, goat cheese and soap!
@Mrs. Turtle: ah I love that! I wish I could have animals -- maybe someday!
@Mrs. Turtle: Hmmm, 3 boys and 1 girl,
Does the mom/dad have names that we could get a feel for what you're thinking?
Girl - Fontina (tina)
Boy - Monterey (monty), Manchego (Manny), Mettowee (Met)
@T.H.O.U.: so far we've used mostly food names but we aren't married to that idea. Our does are Basil and Parsley and our buck is Calypso but we call him Pork Chop! Last year the babies were Mango, Chutney, Cotton, Sassafras and Spicy.
Update: we had a scare with baby girl goat the other day but she's doing better now. We ate bottle feeding and she's sleeping in the house at night to stay warm. Otherwise all is well in goat land!
ETA: baby girl is the one on the right in the first two pics.
Still no names! We are thinking of using candy names because we probably will keep one as a mascot for our kids program and, well, kids love candy!
pear / 1558 posts
Omg how super CUTE are these guys?!? I missed this originally, but I can't wait for LO to wake up to show her pics of these sweet babies! Candy names would be cute! Twix, Skittles, Jujube... Lol!
nectarine / 2987 posts
Butterscotch, Toffee, Marshmallow, Caramel
@GoGoSnoGirl: @MrsSRS: thanks! That's what we've been thinking of. I'll let you all know the final verdict.
blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts
oh my gosh these babies are killing me! Tell me about having goats. How much care do they need? We are wavering between having property about 30 minutes away so we can have 4 acres, or staying in our town. We have chickens now, but I really want goats haha
@Mrs. Lion: Honestly You could probably talk me into giving up any of our animals before I would give up the goats. To me they are the perfect small farm animal. They are less smelly than chickens and more gentle than dogs. And cheaper than horses. They basically want to spend time with us as much as our dogs (but aren't as needy). They are 100% trustworthy around kids.
As far as care goes they're not really any more trouble than chickens. You do need decent fencing. They will jump. Our does have never really challenged our fencing but our buck jumps. We have a mix of 4' and 3'. The 3' probably isn't sufficient, we just have good girls. We have dwarf goats, so full sized would need much taller fencing. We live in an area with coyotes and possible mountain lions and even wolves, so we lock our goats in a small barn at night. Actually our buck gets locked in a 10 x 10 chain link dog kennel with two dog houses for shelter. But he's naughty.
We give them grass hay and alfalfa when they're pregnant or nursing and a little grain. They are pretty cheap to feed.
Anyway, happy to answer any other questions directly if you want. But I absolutely love having goats. They are the sweetest creatures we have and making cheese is a bonus.
persimmon / 1168 posts
Omg so cute! !!
bananas / 9118 posts
How exciting! One of the things I miss most from my childhood are baby goats! I grew up on a Nubian and La Mancha farm, so we always had babies. I hated goats milk though, much to the sadness of my parents who had a long drive into town regularly for cows milk
Glad the little girl is doing better, that was my first thought at reading quads, sometimes the littlest needs some supplementing. We've had more than our fair share of baby goats spending the nights in the bathtub!
@lemondrop: Yeah I was thinking that they'd only need supplementation if mom didn't have enough milk. She's such a good producer so I thought we were ok. But turns out baby girl has a terrible latch and is incredibly slow at nursing. Mom just doesn't stand still long enough foroom her to get much. Plus I think she aspirated (maybe because of her crappy nursing abilities) so she's fighting a respiratory infection. But she was only 2.2 lbs at birth and she's pushing 4 now so we are on the right track!
bananas / 9227 posts
@Mrs. Turtle: Thank you! I am convinced! haha
@Mrs. Lion: Yay! Wish I could somehow transport some of our babies to you!
@Mrs. Turtle: Me too! But we only have a quarter acre at our current house and I am pretty sure we can't have goats yet hehe
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