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    Thread: Help! Goats under attack!
Post: Help! Goats under attack!

Hi, all; I'm from Mississippi and I thought I understood mosquitoes, but here in California my goats are being assaulted by mosquitoes every evening. I probably swatted 20 or more tonight and I did...
AmyB Health and Wellness 3 5,837 04-15-2014, 08:06 PM
    Thread: Sierra Goat Noob & Q: Young Kids
Post: RE: Sierra Goat Noob & Q: Young Kids

Nanno Wrote: (03-20-2014, 08:55 AM) -- Hello and welcome! Glad you could join us! I don't see why a 3-month old kid can't tag along. Keep in mind that the mama will be in milk and carrying a "loa...
AmyB Introductions and Networking 5 12,278 03-21-2014, 12:59 PM
    Thread: Lost a bottle baby tonight
Post: RE: Lost a bottle baby tonight

I'm not sure if this would have helped, but a breeder I've bought several goats from taught me that if a goat seems a little down, injecting her with B vitamins can buy you time to figure out the prob...
AmyB Health and Wellness 12 19,517 03-18-2014, 06:06 PM
    Thread: Pack Goat Central T shirts???
Post: RE: Pack Goat Central T shirts???

Why not just do this? http://www.zazzle.com/sell
AmyB The Campfire 22 40,206 03-11-2014, 06:17 PM
    Thread: Goat playgrounds
Post: RE: Goat playgrounds

What is that they are jumping on? To the spool thing: I had a spool for my goats to play on once as well, and when it fell apart I realized there were really long metal bolts in it. I was horrified, ...
AmyB The Campfire 5 9,184 02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
    Thread: Hoof Trimmers
Post: RE: Hoof Trimmers

I ordered the kit from Hoegger, and I don't think the shears are the same. Mine have green handles and went dull pretty quickly, and the most goats I've ever had at one time was six.
AmyB Goats at Home 7 13,671 02-10-2014, 02:03 PM
    Thread: Hoof trimming
Post: RE: Hoof trimming

When I had places my goats could get up off the ground I almost never had to trim--they would actually bite their nails.
AmyB Health and Wellness 6 11,892 02-07-2014, 07:26 PM
    Thread: Spanish goats
Post: RE: Spanish goats

Dave-Trinity-Farms Wrote: (02-03-2014, 01:10 PM) -- Boers are short and muscular. Not exactly the body style one wants for packing. Not to mention stubborn and on the lower intelligence side. Yes I f...
AmyB The Campfire 18 28,339 02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
    Thread: Spanish goats
Post: RE: Spanish goats

Jake Levi Wrote: (02-03-2014, 07:00 AM) -- nebs Wrote: (01-22-2014, 10:21 PM) -- For the exact same reasons, I have been researching Kiko Alpine crosses. The thing with Kikos is there doesn't seem ...
AmyB The Campfire 18 28,339 02-03-2014, 11:17 AM
    Thread: Legion The Pack Goat
Post: RE: Legion The Pack Goat

Don't you worry that a goat named Legion will jump off a cliff? ;)
AmyB G.O.A.T. 26 73,912 01-21-2014, 10:18 AM
    Thread: Practical goat packing videos
Post: RE: Practical goat packing videos

Nanno Wrote: (01-18-2014, 05:37 PM) -- Great find! I hope you don't mind that I edited your post so the videos show up right here. I think I'll also move it to the "Goats on the Trail" section of the...
AmyB Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 4 11,128 01-19-2014, 12:51 PM
    Thread: Dave Suisse's Youtube video
Post: RE: Dave Suisse's Youtube video

vigilguy Wrote: (01-18-2014, 09:19 PM) -- "Why I pack with goats" by Dave Suisse. Dave is my primary goatpacking friend as we make annual trips to the Winds together. Fun video! :) http://yout...
AmyB Tales from the Trail 5 10,268 01-19-2014, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Practical goat packing videos
Post: Practical goat packing videos

I'm not a pro, but this guy looks like he is. Knows more than I do, anyhow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCojOwz6cv0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVF-h0wWUyc
AmyB Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 4 11,128 01-18-2014, 04:43 PM
    Thread: Goat more aggressive
Post: RE: Goat more aggressive

Nanno Wrote: (01-16-2014, 11:32 PM) -- You could try keeping him on a tether or a runner for a while so he has to stand apart and eat only his own hay. It might make him used to seeing the others eat...
AmyB Training at Home and On the Trail 6 15,001 01-17-2014, 08:30 AM
    Thread: Perfect Day for Sunning!
Post: RE: Perfect Day for Sunning!

It was almost in the 80's here, so I used the solar dryer :). The goats got so whiny at being ignored I trekked up the hill to make sure nothing was wrong :)
AmyB The Campfire 6 10,261 01-16-2014, 09:49 PM
    Thread: Cuzco's Glamour Shot o' the Day
Post: RE: Cuzco's Glamour Shot o' the Day

Most goat breeders I know are aiming to kidding about now, not breeding. What's the rationale behind your scheduling? Because you get snow about now?
AmyB G.O.A.T. 327 545,164 01-16-2014, 08:23 AM
    Thread: My goats are home!
Post: RE: My goats are home!

Nanno Wrote: (01-13-2014, 06:19 PM) -- No story with goats is boring! I'm so happy for you. Looks like everyone is really happy in their new home, and I know you love having them with you now. :) --...
AmyB The Campfire 8 13,224 01-13-2014, 07:18 PM
    Thread: Colors
Post: RE: Colors

Nanno Wrote: (01-13-2014, 06:17 PM) -- I've never heard that called peacock pattern before. With dairy goats it's called "cou clair", which is black on the back half and tan or brown on the front. It...
AmyB The Campfire 18 38,003 01-13-2014, 07:17 PM
    Thread: My goats are home!
Post: My goats are home!

This is a boring story compared to what everyone else is doing with their goats, but I'm excited. My goats are finally with me after being boarded for 3 months while we found a property and got it rea...
AmyB The Campfire 8 13,224 01-13-2014, 06:14 PM
    Thread: Colors
Post: RE: Colors

AmyB Wrote: (01-13-2014, 09:36 AM) -- Taffy Wrote: (01-12-2014, 06:00 PM) -- I'd like to see a photo of your peacock pattern goat. -- I finally got my goats from where they were boarded, so I'll t...
AmyB The Campfire 18 38,003 01-13-2014, 06:09 PM