Albuquerque Goat Keepers

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Albuquerque Goat Keepers

A group for those who keep goats in the city to share information and advice, or for those who are interested in learning more about keeping goats.

Location: Albuquerque
Members: 54
Latest Activity: May 6

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Renting out goats for weed control?

Does anyone rent out their goats to help with weed control? I've got a 1/4 acre backyard full of weeds that needs help. If so, please do shoot me an email at ildikomco@gmail.com with your contact…Continue

Started by ildi Mar 5.

goat milk 2 Replies

hello abq goat keepers,i am hoping to buy some goat milk.  please let me know if you have any available.thanks,carolynContinue

Started by Carolyn Thompson Hammack. Last reply by Carolyn Thompson Hammack Jul 17, 2013.

What about changing the laws to allow more goats in the city? Done in Seattle through goat justice league. 6 Replies

I think 2 or maybe even up to 7 little goats in a large albuquerque backyard makes sense for those who are interested.  Being vegans, their poop is fantastic fertilizer and odor free.  They eat…Continue

Started by amecus j. Last reply by Deanna Baca Jul 17, 2013.

Goat feed/grain? 2 Replies

I have a 9 month old wether goat. He is a Sable and big growing boy. I'm trying to find some recommendations on feed. He is currently on a high quality grass hay, and pasture. He has been eating a…Continue

Started by Danielle Ramsey. Last reply by Brian Steen Jul 14, 2013.

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Comment by Kellie Bellie on August 31, 2012 at 12:05pm

I'd be happy to Mindy.  I'm near Wyoming & I-40 (not far from UNM) just up Lomas if that's where you're going to school.

Comment by Mindy Cole on August 31, 2012 at 11:51am

Hi, I'm going to be making a short film through my college and a goat has a central part in it. Would anyone be interested in giving me a tour of your goats, giving me an idea about their behavior and possibly having your goat star in my film? I've made films before, but none of them had a goat :) I live in the Foothills area of Albuquerque and can come visit at your convenience. Thanks for your help, consideration and tips in advance. Mindy

Comment by Kellie Bellie on March 27, 2012 at 2:31pm

Yes, castrated males.  I have no specific questions... yet.  I just wanted to know if anyone has tips, advice, or anything to offer that we may not know about since we're completely new to this.  They are so friggin cute!  We love them and our toddlers do too.

Comment by SteveJ on March 27, 2012 at 1:48pm

That's great Kelli. What specific questions do you have? Are these castrated males?

Comment by Deanna Baca on March 27, 2012 at 1:22pm

Zuni1970 have you considered some of the mini breeds?  That's where folks take a standard goat(Nubian, Alpine, La Mancha, Oberhasli etc.) and breed to a Nigerian buck  to get a Mini.  They usually milk more like their full sized dams but are closer in size to and  eat more like their Nigerian side!   I personally don't breed them but have had several folks who have standard does use my Nigie buck to make mini's so I could point you in the right direction depending on which breed you want (I know 2 mini Nubian breeders, 2 Mini LaMancha, 1 Mini Ob here and one in Aztec)I do breed (and know about 4 other folks) Nigerians which are under about 2 ft tall for Milking stock.  I have milk records on some of my girls, their dams etc. and know several other folks who do also.

Comment by Kellie Bellie on March 27, 2012 at 10:12am

Yes, I think it's legal as long as you have 4000 square feel of open roaming space (fenced of course).  We are at the bottom of a cul-de-sac so we have an unusually large backyard (it even has a 2 car garage in the middle of it) so we *think* it's legal for us to have 2 small goats. 
We are going to have to fence off our gardens though.... LOL!

Comment by SteveJ on March 27, 2012 at 9:59am

Kellie, is that legal in the city?

Comment by Deanna Baca on March 27, 2012 at 9:51am

we just had our first babies of the year and have two adorable boys who will be for sale as wethers. They are brothers and are 1/2 bottle raised and 1/2 dam raised.  They are about 1 1/2 weeks old and we are looking for a good pet home for them. One is light chocolate with blue eyes and the other one is dark chocolate with brown eyes.  Both are curious, friendly, playful boys.  Asking $100 for the pair.  They will be ready to go in about 6 weeks unless you want to bottle feed them!!!!  IF you know of anyone looking for pet wethers they are welcome to email me at NMgoatgal@gmail.com

Comment by Kellie Bellie on March 27, 2012 at 9:30am

We just got 2 male baby pigmy/Nigerian mini-goats this past weekend from a place in Edgewood.  They are roaming in our backyard near Wyoming & I-40 as we speak.  If anyone has any tips or advice for us please let us know (we're pretty much CLUELESS about everything).  We'd also like to get chickens too.  Can they co-mingle?

Comment by Archangel Michael on December 10, 2011 at 4:45pm
My name is Michael and I'm the Youth urban farming Cooridinator for a program called Cycles of Life. I'm looking for some one in need of help in the ABQ area. Very very interested in learning about goats and helping any goat keepers. If you feel that you are someone that is in need of help, feel free to contact me. Thanks
 

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