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Ray goatman to be    Posted 06-16-2004 at 23:20:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Land located in southeasten PA. Now living in SC Planing to retire close to daughter who thinks I need her care & supervision when talking about goats. Can sheep be raised with goats on 21/2 ac of land?

screaminghollow    Posted 06-17-2004 at 09:44:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where in SE PA you looking? Taxes are very high on anything less than 10 acres. Ask your daughter to move to SC? If your serious, I'd suggest you check a web site for the newspaper called Lancaster Farming. It has several pages of classifieds for farms and farmettes every week in PA.
Too many municipalities are becoming "gentrified" and are zoning out livestock. Particuliarly Chester County, Montomery County, Delaware and Bucks Counties. So double check with the township or borough to make sure that you can even have livestock at your retirement home. (There's a case going on here in which a guy purchased a 5 acre "farmette" and after he fixed the fences, moved in and brought his animals, the zoning officer left him a citation of $50 per day for having livestock in a residential zone. Because the previous owners had not had livestock for over 15 yrs, the old use was not "grandfathered")
I expressly purchased land which is zoned "agricultural" so I could do normal farm operations without hassles from the harry homeowners nearby. In my township, agricultural activity is exempted from noise, odor and other ordinances. Better yrt, see if you can locate a lot in an area designated as "agricultural security." Protections for farm operations, from suits for nuisances etc are even higher.

Ray goatman to be    Posted 06-17-2004 at 12:40:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have found 2.5 ac in Perry county PA> Near the town of Loysville. Lots of hunting cabins around the area.

RN    Posted 06-17-2004 at 16:36:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sheep with goats? Yes, common practice. 2 1/2 acres PA- maybe 10 critters total, advise seperate paddock/pasture for rams/billys from the ewes/nannies, 2 at least rotating pasture lots for ewes/nannies. Check local Stock Keeping Unit/acre recomendation for pasture. RN

Ray goatman to be    Posted 06-17-2004 at 19:24:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks RN, are U a Nurse? I have worked as a RN for 30 yrs

RN    Posted 06-18-2004 at 01:05:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
RN= initials. Worked car dealer/auto parts, computer operator, farm work growing up. RN.

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