Trimming feet : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. My husband and I have had a 10 acre hobby farm for a few years now. We have raised Arabian horses and chickens. I have been reading everything that I can find about dairy goats. We would like to have a couple of does for milk for our own use. I think that I am most interested in Alpines at this time. As a teenager, I had friends who milked 50 nubian does so I do have a little experience helping them. My question is about trimming feet on goats can someone describe the basics. How often? What tools? etc. Also if anyone can direct me to a good internet site where I might be able to learn more that would be great. Jan

-- Jan Uldrych (, January 19, 2002


Hi Jan, Here's one website with text and illustration... should help you. :) patty Prairie Oak Miniatures visit our message board! moderator

-- Patty Putnam (, January 19, 2002.

Look at this website also, it has really nice pictures

-- Sharon in AL (, January 19, 2002.

Hi Jan, I use the Shear Majic trimmers in, they are made for small hands, but don't tell your husband that becaue he will love them also. If you keep the goats feet trimmed monthly it isn't a chore! You will be milking them anyway so they will be up on the milkstand! This will be some of the before and aftercare you should get from the folks you purchase from. If you aren't greeted with the kind of help you want, then don't purchase from them! is a great start, Alpine Talk, Nubian Talk (even if you don't want Nubians there are over a 1000 folks on that site) just put goats in the search engine! over at MSN.groups is The Goat Shed also, but just ask away here, several Alpine lovers here, and of course Bernice :) Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, January 19, 2002.

I like to use a plastic utility knife.

Some things I have found handy and helpful.

-- Rebekah (, January 20, 2002.

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