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Poosey Ridge Alpaca Farm is located in central Kentucky in Richmond, about 20 miles south of Lexington. It is a small production farm located on seven acres. Colors range from white to black and bay black including various shades of fawn, brown and grey. Two boys are not registered, but intact. The other five boys are herdsires and jr herdsires. Of the seven girls, one is a companion animal, and six are breeders, three of which have been bred and due in the Spring of 2013.
These animals are in their prime, and have been well taken care of. They can provide years of production for your farm, and if not into production, they can provide years of enjoyment.
They need to be sheared once a year, nails trimed if not monthly, a few times a year as they grow. They eat grain, and hay, and some supplements for fiber and nutrition. They need monthly shots to prevent parasites, similar to pets who get their heartguard and flea meds once a month.
My routine is about 45 min to an hour in the morning and the evening, making sure they all have grain, hay and fresh water. This is for 14 animals, so it would be different depending on how many animals you have.
I have enjoyed raising alpacas for the passed 4 years. Some of the most enjoyable times I have had with the alpacas have been when we have had a birth of a cria, or just sitting in a comfortable chair in the shade with a cold drink and listen to them hum, or graze the grass with Starr Bear, my livestock guard dog, sitting by my side. In the cold months they can get very lively and jump and run and pronk around the pasture chasing each other. In the Summer, they love to get sprinkled with the hose, and sip the cool water. For awhile I had a little wading pool for them, but their nails punctured the plastic. They each have different personalities and special food treats. Some love chopped apple and others bits of fig newton.
If interested in getting to know my animals better, please call. I'm always ready to talk "alpaca."