Goats are tricky creatures, and thanks to their unique anatomy they are can appear pregnant when they aren’t or hide a pregnancy until they deliver the kids! Thankfully there are several good options for determining with almost perfect accuracy whether or not your goats are pregnant. Knowing in advance allows you to prepare for kidding […]
What is Coccidiosis? How does it affect small ruminants on a homestead? What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis? Click over to find out the answers to these questions and what you can do to help prevent and treat this parasite in your animals.
Goats are popular additions to small farms and homesteading family’s back yards. Goats are a versatile animals that can provide, milk, meat, weed control, and fiber for spinning in some breeds. They are mostly easy to keep, friendly and comical additions to the family. And, goats can be a handful! After raising goats, breeding, and […]
We may know a lot about goats if we have them on our farm, but there are some facts about goats we may not know.
Here on our homestead, one of my chores is to care for our animals. We have chickens, meat rabbits and milk goats. Our two goats were expecting and the kids arrived this week. It was very very very very cool to see the girls that I cared for deliver their little babies. We started out […]
Oh Look how cute! Little baby farm animals, chicks, and ducklings are adorable. But before you jump into anything, carefully consider what is involved in taking care of the animal. From day one there are factors that will change your life.