Post by Joyousfarmgirl on Jul 27, 2014 21:17:20 GMT -5
We have ducks, geese and a pig now! Yesterday we went to Melissa Nonesuchfarm's house to pick up some new animals. Ma'am if you see this I just want to say thank you again! It was wonderful to meet you!
This is Polly she is a bred registered American Guinea Hog. She is very gentle already. This evening when I went to feed her she came right up to me and was sniffling and licking my boots.
Here are our new Muscovy ducklings.
We also have a pair of Cotton Patch geese, but I don't have a picture of them yet.
I would like to learn more about the new breeds we got and welcome any advice.
Mama To: Milk cows: Sadie Belle (midsize Jersey), Poppy (Jersey/Guernsey/Hereford) Milk cow in the Making:): Little Debbie (mini or midsize Jersey) 3 family beef cows: Misty (Murray Grey/Brangus), Mandy (Murray Grey/Brangus), Ruby (Hereford/Santa Gertrudis) We also raise Registered Idaho Pasture pigs, Registered Katahdin hair sheep, and a wide variety of poultry
I do really like the AGH piglets we have here. They're so friendly and seem very gentle and laid-back. And comical! They're making my pot belly pigs look bad, those are more standoffish unless you work to make friends with them, and they're a little more aggressive than the AGH's.
The one thing about the AGH's to prepare yourself for is, they tend to stand with their front feet up on the fences, so as they get bigger it can be hard on the fence if you didn't make it strong. The more you talk to them as you approach with food or get them excited, the more will get up to "greet" you. I saw some 300 lb adults doing it and realized I needed to discourage my little ones before they got big enough to just push the fence over!
With the muscovies, ours always slept on the ground by the pond and freaked out if we tried to shut them in at night. They did fine escaping into the water if something approached until the pond froze. Then one by one they were picked off on the ice at night. By then they were so big and strong they would have hurt themselves or us if we tried to shut them in (we did try). Might want to train them while they're little and manageable to sleep somewhere safe. They were really nice ducks, tho.
Proud momma to 2 great kids Eloise, Ivy, Teddy, Luna, and Murray - our fold of Scottish Highland cattle; Clarabelle, our Charolais baby & her son Clyde; Mac our mini hereford bull; ever changing number of mini meat pigs; around 60 chickens; 10 sheep; 4 dogs; 3 cats;
Post by donna12345 on Jan 30, 2017 15:52:04 GMT -5
we had a guinea pig about 25 yrs ago.Jazzy .she was a pet for my special needs daughter. she was gotten from vet school open house. mshe was litter box trained. just like any house pet. she slept in my daughters bed. said good night ,Jazzy would peek out of covers ,then pull them back over herself. she was a joy and a buddy. as she grew, started night walks to snack. cupboard would need be tied as everything smelled of food. she did not pick up after herself.She would run to door,oinking to go out as she matured. we feed her Masoury [spelling] pig food as it didn't put weight on. she only grazed cut lawn. she was loaded in back of car,with dogs ,to go on hicks. never had a problem on trails. she would rut around till we were just out of site,then come arunning! as you can tell ,we loved her. She got bigger[about beagle size] started sleeping in dog house in yard in good weather. My hubby and i went on over night trip. left 5 kids with uncle babysitting our house. Jazzy developed bowel obstruction??? VET treatment, then home so we could manage treatment. she did notbrecover. Still have pics on mantle with kids pics,and dogs. she was a character.
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