Goat hoof care is a task you sign up for when you bring home cute baby goats. Goat hoof care begins early in life and is a regular part of a maintaining a healthy herd. The goat hoof is a cloven hoof like in cattle and other ruminants. The split hoof provides a space between the two halves where moisture, dirt, and manure can be trapped. A moist, warm environment is an ideal spot for bacterial and fungal growth. Add to this, overgrown hoof on the outer edges, folding under the hoof, and you have the perfect beginning of a hoof problem.
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- Jessica Lane
They said I couldn't do it. My property is too small. There are too many land restrictions living in town. I have trouble sewing in a straight line and I set off the smoke detector when I boil water. Well you know what? I'm figuring it out. I currently have a flock of ducks, quail, and chickens, as well as four Nigerian Dwarf goats. Between our livestock and our gardens (over half our 1/4 acre is edibles), we produce most of our food. I may not be the poster child of a domestic goddess, but I am definitely a homesteader. Find out how I overcome challenges. I believe that everyone can be a homesteader, no matter where they live. Visit me at The 104 Homestead
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