Bringing a new goat into our herd is not something that we take lightly. Moving an adult goat can be very stressful for them, and it takes effort to help them learn the ropes in their new environment. We decided to buy a milking goat that had been raised on a dry lot, and add […]
A doe will typically reach puberty by six months. This can vary slightly for some as they may reach fertility sooner. Although some goats may breed seasonally, some will be able to breed year round. This can be problematic if goats aren’t separated and pregnancies aren’t spaced. Back to back pregnancies can take a toll […]
It’s kidding season for us. This year we have 18 mama goats who are expecting and things can get a little hectic. We try to allow nature takes its course, allowing the mamas to kid on their own and only get involved or intervene when they need the help.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told that “goats will eat anything”. Perhaps this is true of some goats, but my paddock princesses are more finicky than Morris the cat. I needed some kind of feeder to keep the hay up off the ground……
Having a goat first aid kit set up in a cupboard ready to go reduces a lot of stress when you are dealing with a sick or injured animal as everything you need is there together. I suggest you assemble these things and create a kit and keep it somewhere handy. This isn’t just a […]
Be sure to have everything you need on hand for a successful kidding. A complete detailed list for all kidding situations and surprises.