As we researched and prepared to bring our goats home, two pieces of information stuck with me. One was the quote “if a fence can hold water it can hold a goat”. The other was that if a goat’s pasture has enough entertainment, they won’t try to escape. While we did invest in a good, […]
Before we got goats I knew there would be surprises, but I thought I was generally prepared. I had talked to goat breeders, read ebooks, websites, etc. I thought I was more or less in the know… Here are 4 things no one tells you about goats.
This week we have questions about hens crowing, raising goats, best starter breeds of chickens and keeping the chicken coop clean. How about if we join the Coffee Break and the Q&A together in one segment! You can grab your favorite beverage, take a short break and read through these questions and my ever so […]
Along with kidding season comes long nights checking the does in the wee hours in the morning, mad dashes to the barn when something changes on the barn cam, long waits, and fast paced action. In the wonderful chaos that ensues, it is incredibly helpful to have a pre-assembled “grab bag” that is ready for […]
The best diet for goats is one that consists primarily of fresh green browse when it’s available and good quality hay when browse is limited. There’s more to it than just sticking a couple of goats out in a field, though. I’m sharing a few tips to help you succeed in raising pasture-based goats.
There are many reasons to draw blood from your goats, including testing for major diseases and checking to see if a doe is pregnant. It seems like a daunting task, but it’s quick and easy when you get the hang of it! In addition to a video tutorial, I’m also sharing a few tips, advice […]