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laurelrus

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Quainton,Buckinghamshire
  • Hobby farmer
How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« on: May 12, 2015, 08:05:03 am »
We have two pygmy goats (castrated males) who we've had for exactly a year now. I'm wondering how many is the right number for goats from the perspective of being happiest?
thanks very much :goat:
2 pygmy goats, 3 Ouessant sheep, 19 chickens, 2 donkeys, 2 Shetland ponies and 2 dogs

gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
  • Gillsta
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Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 08:31:05 am »
I have twelve wee pygmys and theres always room for more. Started with two girls and in a blink of an eye we gathered more from far and wide.  ;D Theres always the pecking order but thats to be expected.  :excited:
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 08:36:54 am »
As many as you can manage and makes YOU happy is just the right ammount ;) :goat:

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 02:07:47 pm »
You can never have too many goats.... :eyelashes:

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 03:02:13 pm »
The most I had at any one time was 34 pygmys  that was when 10 girls had 19 kids, now down to a manageable 14
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.

laurelrus

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Quainton,Buckinghamshire
  • Hobby farmer
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 08:07:12 am »
Thanks very much!
We're getting two kids soon so I hope four will be a happy group!
Any advice for when the two little ones arrive regarding bullying/establishing pecking order?
All advice is much appreciated   :)
2 pygmy goats, 3 Ouessant sheep, 19 chickens, 2 donkeys, 2 Shetland ponies and 2 dogs

Melmarsh

  • Joined May 2014
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 12:43:50 pm »
As long as you have more than one which is a sorry number and a big no no! I think whatever number you feel comfortable with. If you buy more to go with your two, you will have a bust up at first whilst a new pecking order is decided, worth thinking about if your two are happy as they are. :sunshine:

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2015, 02:10:10 pm »
hi
how many pigmys can you have on 1 acre
thanks
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cuckoo

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: How many pgymy goats make a happy group?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2015, 02:29:44 pm »
I work on 6 to an acre - but pygmies only small and depends if you feeding them all year round - could have more if gave hay etc.  Need careful pasture management. I would split into 2 half acre plots and alternate them every 4 weeks to try to break the worm cycle

 

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