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WOMAN CARING FOR GOATS
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JENNY    Posted 04-08-2003 at 23:16:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YOU MAY THINK THIS IS DUMB QUESTION BUT TO ME IT IS IMPORTANT. I LIVE ON A SMALL 10 ACRE AREA. I USED TO HELP MY EX HUSBAND RAISE CATTLE BEFORE OUR DIVORCE . I SOLD THE COWS AND I AM RAISING GOATS AS THEY ARE SMALLER AND EASIER TO HANDLE. WHEN IT CAME TIME TO CASTRATE SOME BUCKS AND I TOLD MY MOTHER I WAS GOING TO DO IT MYSELF BECAUSE I HAD SEEN MY HUSBAND DO IT ON CATTEL, SHE BECAME UPSET AND SAID IT WAS NOT "LADY LIKE" AND I SHOULD SEE IF I CAN FIND A NEIGHBOR GUY TO COME HELP ME OUT. I THOUGHT I SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT. WHO IS RIGHT . ANY OF YOU GALS OUT THERE RAISE GOATS BY YOURSELF. PLEASE EMAIL ME AS I DON'T CHECK MESSAGE BOARD OFTEN THANKS. FUTURE INDENDENT GOAT FARMER.


natalie    Posted 06-25-2003 at 11:10:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have two Pigme Goats and two Alpine Goats. I live in North Carolina and today it is 90 degrees! I was just wondering how to care for them on a hot day?

please answer me when u can thanks,
natalie


JENNY    Posted 04-16-2003 at 21:48:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WELL WISH ME LUCK . SATURDAY I FIND OUT IF I AM CUT OUT RIGHT TO BE A GOAT FARMER AND IF MY BILLYS CAN GET CUT OUT RIGHT TO BE WETHERS. CATHY FROM OREGON PLEASE E MAIL ME AT HIDAHO2@AOL.COM THANKS


Cathy in Oregon    Posted 04-09-2003 at 20:09:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not Lady Like? Heck no!! When I castrated my first lamb my momma said "You can get married now"
I guess word got around that I know how 'coz I am still single!!
(Still looking for the man with a tractor that has a scoop and a backhoe. Think I am kidding about any of this???)


Catfish    Posted 04-09-2003 at 10:47:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just make sure your hands are warm........I say go for it Lady!!!! Catfish


Jimbob    Posted 04-09-2003 at 05:37:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tell mom you have experience with old goats (ex-hubby) & he did not treat you like a lady anyways.


Tom A    Posted 04-09-2003 at 02:48:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your Mom's opinion sounds just downright silly to me.

My wife and I do everything here together, except for playing on the computer (she sees no use for it!!).

Even our large-animal vet is a very petite, and feminine young lady who shies away from nothing, much less castrating anything on four legs.

Guess I don't understand where your Mom is coming from on this...I'd suggest you do whatever you want and feel comfortable with; she'll get used to it eventually.

As far as castrating the goats, I'd strongly suggest using the elastrator method as it is the least painful on the goats with the least likliehood for problems and "mistakes." Cost of the tool is about $15 and the little rubber donuts are maybe $5 for a couple hundred.

good luck. Don't listen to the naysayers, no matter who they are!

Tom A


Tooly    Posted 04-08-2003 at 23:36:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I cannot , for the life of me, imagine why a man would divorce a girl who is willing to even consider castrating goats!!.......lol


bob ny    Posted 04-09-2003 at 05:15:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
maybe he got out at the right time (before she learned how)


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