Goats in Alaska

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Renata Kramer, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Renata Kramer

    Renata Kramer New Member

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    Hello Everyone!
    I live in Nome, Alaska and next year I am planning on starting my goat herd. I have never owned goats before but have lots of farming experience.. that is in Kansas where there are no bears!

    So, I am planning on having an insulated container to lock them up in at night then put them in an electric fence through the day. I have two dogs that are great at keeping the pests out and plan to get a third to make the pack stronger. What other things can I do to keep these goats safe? The bears here are pretty good about staying away from people but are a pain when they come out of hibernation.

    I just want to make sure I am prepared!
     
  2. jdavenport

    jdavenport Member

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    We don't have bear issues here, but I hope someone can help. You certainly won't be able to leave any grain out or even mineral. You'll have to have that in a secure building and take away what they don't eat after 15 minutes or so. If you want to put a dog in with the goats to protect them you might want to think about a livestock guardian dog, like a Great Pyrenees or a Maremma. Maybe since I replied, more people will see this post. Good luck!