Urban Goat Keeping 101

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  • 1. Sumner Street Farmpound  |  September 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Hello there.
    I’ve admired your animals from the road as I’ve bike past for the past year now. My house and our neighboring house are working on having goats together. We already keep bees, ducks, cats and a dog. We’re looking into a pygora wether for fiber and a nigerian dwarf doe for milk. There’s four of us who are involved and we’d love to come visit your place sometime this Fall if you’re having any open invites. Please keep us in mind for any goat related opportunities. Thanks so much!
    xoxo

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  • 2. tisha Carter  |  November 20, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Hi
    Do you have more photos/plans of your goat house and climbing shelter. We are going to be getting two goats, and your houses look great!
    Thanks
    Tish

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    • 3. goinggoaty  |  January 9, 2010 at 1:17 am

      Hi Tish,
      I don’t have any photos right now, but this spring we’ll work on adding more photos and information to this site. Thanks and keep a lookout!

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  • 4. Kelly Wood  |  January 3, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Hi: I’ve got a mini-la mancha, and was wondering if you know where yours was bred? I’m in Portland, up on West Burnside and am wanting to breed her next November, but to another mini, not a Nigerian Dwarf.

    Any pointers would be great.

    many thanks in advance…

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    • 5. jill serene  |  January 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      Here are a few contacts:

      Mini Mancha
      located in Elmira (E of Eugene)
      jennifer@cavescreekfarm.com

      They require CAE testing. We didn’t have the time (plus it’s spendy).

      Coleen
      503.380.0084

      Oregon City, Exit 10 off 205

      Nigerian Dwarf
      Raven’s Crest True Blue- Papered, gives good dairy kids,

      Tsumani
      Sparten
      Caspian
      (this is the stud we used this year)

      Fees: $75

      Olivia Marquez
      wannabacres@msn.com
      Nigerian Dwarf, also requires CAE testing
      They’re in N Portland

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  • 6. Kelly Wood  |  March 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the feedback– sorry it’s taken a while for me to respond. In December I began to try to dry her off, and cut back to once daily milking; at which point her milk has MORE than doubled. Whew!

    Again, many thanks.

    -kelly wood

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  • 7. Kelly Wood  |  March 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Naomi Montacre told me about one of the participants in this forum who gives her goats a natural dewormer? A woman over at Naomi’s yesterday was going on and on about how ALL goats have worms and SO many goats are dying and EVERYONE should be sure to deworm, yadda yadda. Yikes! I’ve never dewormed (or tested) and not sure if I need to worry about this, and most certainly don’t want to be giving them nasty stuff 1)since I’m milking and 2) since it’ll effect the life in my compost piles, no?

    Curious about others’ thoughts and experiences…

    Thanks!

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  • 8. Krista Arias  |  May 4, 2011 at 3:01 am

    De-wormer: Molly’s Herbal de-wormer from Fiasco Farms – google them! You can order it online and have on hand if you need it… Also, you are less likely to have worm issues if you do NOT feed grain.Stick to Alfalfa and pasture, greens etc…

    My two cents! Krista

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