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Pigmy goats - quick question

 
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Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 13 6:39 pm    Post subject: Pigmy goats - quick question  Reply with quote    

Has anyone any experience with these, does the nanny produce milk in any quantity?
How much space do they need?

Thanks.

chicken feed



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 13 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mum used to breed them they are much the same as sheep they produce milk for the offspring then dry up. non starters for milk production.

they need shelter as goats do not like wind, rain etc fencing has to be secure they get through any small gaps !!!

did i mention she no longer keeps they she only breeds dairy goats now !!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 13 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ok thanks.

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 13 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I didn't find that they dried up any quicker than their bigger cousins. They didn't produce as much milk though, obviously.

Be warned, when pygmies escape they're much harder to catch again!

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 13 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andrea wrote:
I didn't find that they dried up any quicker than their bigger cousins. They didn't produce as much milk though, obviously.

Be warned, when pygmies escape they're much harder to catch again!

I second that.
A friend was given two & they managed to climb onto the roof of their two storey cottage.
Get some nice big dopey dairy goats instead.

kirstyfern



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Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 13 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Golden Guernseys are lovely and not too big

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