Featured Goats. ..

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Maryellen, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. robin416

    robin416 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Got it. In other words it will get done before Sept as long as you're just a spectator.
     
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  2. chickenqueen

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    They should be the size of a medium dog and come this winter,they might be happy in tight quarters.You get worse winter weather than I do and it can be brutal here.I was reading about deep litter for the geese this winter and found out it produces heat.Now I know why people do it but I don't think I will.
     

  3. Maryellen

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    I did the deep litter for the chickens, I didn't like it but it does work.

    He researched and found out they shoukd be 29 inches tall once mature, he said he can always add to one wall and remove the planks if need be.
    Yeah robin I just let him do his thing, it's better if I don't make suggestions.

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  4. chickenqueen

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    Dale is sooooo slow,too.His friends nick named him "Snail".I have to keep on him to get started on things but once he gets going,it's done right.I'm trying to get him to build the goose house now so I can get them out of the grow out pen before they turn it into a pond.Yesterday I made a slight change and told him we're leaving a bigger space between the coop and goose house for the goats next year.He had no comment.:D
     
  5. Maryellen

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    Bill is slow due to his TBI..it makes doing things slow and frustrating.



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  6. Maryellen

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    Lights, fan, electric.....and he is going to hand dig the trenches for the water and electric

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  7. robin416

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    OK, where's the AC? And heat?

    I did see one thing, a new toy. The pull string hanging down from the light fixture. If it's long enough I can guarantee one will be standing up against the wall grabbing it. I'm telling you, these guys are curious about everything.

    Mine watched the special access my dogs had to get to the enclosed porch into the house. It was setup in a way that no one would know it was there. Billie watched the dogs and one day I heard hooves on the wood floor. I have never figured out how he got his horns past the uprights on the handrail.
     
  8. Maryellen

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    The string for the light will be shortened, bill just left it long for now while he is working on the house. He is installing a fan that is on top of the closet for the A/C ..


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  9. Maryellen

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    Electric working , water next .
    The light on the side is motion sensored, and the one by the door goes on when it gets dark out automatically

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  10. chickenqueen

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    Water AND electric!You gotta let me borrow Bill one weekend.LOL Their house is looking nice.Is Bill going to put siding up or paint it?
     
  11. Maryellen

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    He is making it easy for me for food/water and night checks lol... he painted one side but doesn't like the paint .

    Lol everyone wants to borrow him for projects now.

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  12. chickenqueen

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    Are you getting excited about the goats?I would be....
     
  13. Maryellen

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    Yep I can't wait. We go visit them every weekend at friends house

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  14. chickenqueen

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    Have you named them?
     
  15. Maryellen

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    They have names but I'll probably change them... inky, dopey,moose

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  16. chickenqueen

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    I always liked naming animals.Sometimes a name pops up and fits,other times it's not so easy to find the perfect one.
     
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    I need to get cinder blocks and plywood(it will take multiple trips).Then start putting the goose house together and get them out of the grow-out pen.Water out there would be nice but the hose reaches out there.I have an extension cord running out there but real electric would be nice.Dale and I need to learn some new skills.