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 […]
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……
Recently my family and I had a field trip to a large, organic farm. I honestly do not know who was more excited…me or the kids! With a fresh litter of 13 Great Pyrenees puppies greeting us as soon as we walked into the yard, it was hard to find any motivation to play with […]
Could our farm animals being doing more for us in return? We need to look at “the pigness of the pig and the chickeness of the chicken” as Joel Salatin puts it. Instead of working against each farm animal’s natural instincts, why not have those instincts work for you instead?
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 […]
Breeding goats you want to make sure you make the right matches so that you get the best traits and qualities in your babies. Goat breeding planning can get complicated remembering who is related to who and what traits certain lines carry forward. We explain the one tool that can simplify your goat breeding planning.