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Should You Get a Goat?
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, March 4, 2013 | Jennie P. Grant

Posted on 03/05/2013 11:57:33 AM PST by nickcarraway

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To: goat granny
Hi GG! Normally I would bow to your superior knowledge but I believe on this one we are both wrong. Beleive it or not a group of goats is called a "tribe" or a "trip". Who knew?

Hope you're doing well. :-)

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm

51 posted on 03/07/2013 6:53:11 PM PST by South40
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LOL!


52 posted on 03/07/2013 6:57:00 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Yosemitest; nickcarraway
Goats get wormed every 3-4 months and again 2 weeks later to get rid of the eggs that the wormer didn't kill...at the same time I would trim hoofs, deworm and delouse all at the same time. Goat lice do not live on humans, body temp too low (found this out from my professional shearer that showed up twice a year to shear)/ A good book helps in the beginning but by the first year your a pro. at taking care of goats...my angoras had different needs that other breeds, They can really be fun and a female can easily take care of all their needs, with big bucks and adult weathers it takes a man to help you take them down. (for the hoof trimming etc.) there are special hoof trimming shears. You can have a goat go lame with the feet are not taken care of....You will find that goat people are a great group of people.. You need a vet that deals with farm animals. Many are city vets and you end up knowing more about goats that the vet....they sometimes have to make house calls.Thats important....GG
53 posted on 03/07/2013 7:08:46 PM PST by goat granny
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To: South40
***** Who knew? *****

Never heard of that, need to look it up...Hope life has been treating you well......GG

54 posted on 03/07/2013 7:15:33 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I got them away from my apple trees before they did too much damage to them.

They sure like apples!


55 posted on 03/07/2013 7:54:12 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: goat granny; South40

I thought it was a swarm of goats?


56 posted on 03/07/2013 10:16:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; South40

LOL swarm are locust with 4 legs and fence your garden off but even according to scripture its a flock. Like shepards were out tending their flock. When I had a bottle baby, a gal around the corner from the farm had dairy goats I use to buy milk from her....One day when I went to get a gallon of milk, her big old billy was on the roof of one of her sheds....She didn’t know how he got there and she said she wasn’t going to help him get down. He was on his own...


57 posted on 03/08/2013 8:57:47 AM PST by goat granny
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The joke was on her. He ate the shed.


58 posted on 03/08/2013 11:08:13 AM PST by nickcarraway
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I just spent a couple of hours reading up on all kinds of goats, I guess we have to believe tribe/trip. I didnt find it in any of the articles and websites I went to..(you know how government lies about things big and little) Got on a British site and they called them herds (wrong) but you know the Brits are a bit weird.....LOL...

Found goat disease I didn't know about thank goodness, but saw some horrific hoofs where you wouldn't hardly know where to start in fixing them.... don't understand how someone would let them get that bad......GG

59 posted on 03/08/2013 4:18:36 PM PST by goat granny
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