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    Thread: Hunting with goats
Post: Hunting with goats

As the name of the thread implies, you must hunt with your goats. I have met 2 different packgoat people in the past month that leave their goats in camp while hunting. You can not do this. I wa...
Stringinit The Hunter's Lodge 3 1,685 09-25-2023, 06:03 AM
    Thread: Cull or not to cull
Post: RE: Cull or not to cull

Those are very good things to keep in mind. Thank you Nanno. I also have one of her doelings, who’s not as loud as her mama but not too far off. The mama and doeling are also in the process of we...
Stringinit Goats at Home 3 1,485 06-24-2023, 02:33 PM
    Thread: Cull or not to cull
Post: Cull or not to cull

I am hoping to get some insight from fellow breeders on this matter. I recently acquired a beautiful goat that is a Dwite Sharp doe. She has the pedigree but has a horrendous bellow in the pasture....
Stringinit Goats at Home 3 1,485 06-20-2023, 02:12 PM
    Thread: Transporting through state lines
Post: RE: Transporting through state lines

Awesome thank you for the information! That’s a big help! My boys were never microchipped. I’ll report back and let everyone know how it goes. Thanks
Stringinit Goats at Home 2 965 06-02-2023, 01:38 PM
    Thread: Transporting through state lines
Post: Transporting through state lines

So, I’m finally at a point where I can take my packers on my out of state hunts. I have never taken them out of California and I was wondering if someone can let me know what their experience has be...
Stringinit Goats at Home 2 965 06-02-2023, 06:30 AM
    Thread: Opinions on RustPack?
Post: RE: Opinions on RustPack?

Here is my take on saddle brands. If you are not going off trail you do not need expensive saddles. Northwest Packgoat gear will work perfectly for you, or Rustpack whoever owns the company now. Try l...
Stringinit The Campfire 16 6,201 04-01-2023, 11:47 AM
    Thread: Favorite breeds for packing?
Post: RE: Favorite breeds for packing?

My Saanen is amazing, you couldn’t buy him from me for any amount of money. I live in Northern California and he does great under 85 degrees anything over he starts to show heat stress, but so do my...
Stringinit The Campfire 7 2,448 03-13-2023, 05:18 PM
    Thread: Goats and water
Post: Goats and water

I just wanted to share what I have just recently found out. Goats, at least mine don't like drinking from running water. The noise puts them on edge. I have had goats for 5 years now and have hundr...
Stringinit Training at Home and On the Trail 1 1,157 10-06-2022, 01:12 PM
    Thread: Elk quarters
Post: RE: Elk quarters

Well, the hams were just to bulky to load and too risky. We carried out the hams and the boys carried out the rest. 1 ham (72lbs each) for my lady and 1 ham for me, Big Dipper carried both shoulders ...
Stringinit The Hunter's Lodge 4 3,968 09-23-2022, 07:02 AM
    Thread: Elk quarters
Post: RE: Elk quarters

I should have mentioned this is a cow tag, quarters most likely will be in the 60lb(pushing their limits)and 40lb(easy, all day long) range. I will safely load my boys to no more than 30%. Difficult...
Stringinit The Hunter's Lodge 4 3,968 08-19-2022, 10:34 PM
    Thread: Elk quarters
Post: Elk quarters

Hello fellow packgoat hunters. My string has reached the age where I can take full advantage of their strength.  I hunt for meat and have some preferences for processing meat. I am a deer hunter m...
Stringinit The Hunter's Lodge 4 3,968 08-19-2022, 06:34 PM
    Thread: Homemade goat trailer
Post: RE: Homemade goat trailer

I put the thick rubber stall mats down in my trailer. The wood can get a little slick when they urinate on the floor. I'd say your boys would be fine for at least a couple hours while in transit. 100...
Stringinit Goats at Home 4 3,696 08-15-2022, 04:48 AM
    Thread: Bonding goats dam raised and bottle babies
Post: RE: Bonding goats dam raised and bottle babies

I've had both bottle raised and dam raised. My experience was exactly like Nanno. My kids just preferred their momma over a rubber nipple. I now only have dam raised babies. They are everybit as attac...
Stringinit Training at Home and On the Trail 4 2,844 05-17-2022, 12:57 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well Nala developed a mild form of Mastitis. We noticed a very slight pink hue to the milk after we had hand milked her. We filter all of her milk and we had noticed small amounts of blood on the f...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 05-01-2022, 06:42 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

  Nala and her baby boy. She truly is an amazing goat. She's got the best udders and we can milk her without a stanchion. Such a great a mother as well. Her temperature has been normal at all t...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 04-16-2022, 12:31 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

So, Nala had a retained placenta. I was in contact with my local vet and had reached out to Nanno who has been so helpful. Thank you!!! Nala had given birth to the first baby boy relatively easily....
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 04-14-2022, 10:33 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Thank you for the very detailed response I will definitely keep these suggestions on standby the next time we have a pregnancy. Nala is our doe this year. Looks like our little boy is going to need a ...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 04-13-2022, 10:27 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well. It was bittersweet. First baby boy came out very quickly. I was beginning to think there was only going to be one because in her previous pregnancies she gave birth minutes apart. The last baby ...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 04-13-2022, 05:41 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well we're in-between thunderstorms and she's going into labor this evening. I took good notes last year and I'm pretty confident based on her condition. She has these 2 very large veins just in f...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 04-12-2022, 05:13 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well today is Nala's due date and there's not much change in her appearance just a little more filled out and her udders are still on the small side. Her lady area is starting to swell some so my gues...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 7,275 04-11-2022, 10:32 AM