Raise your own goats, DIY style. With advice on breed selection, feeding and health care, grooming, and more.
In the middle of an especially cold January eight years ago with temperatures falling below zero most nights, my bucks began losing large chunks of hair. There were bare patches of skin as large as two or three inches across in some spots. It looked like they had dandruff. I also started seeing foam collecting …
There are 13 (and many, many more) reasons you need to be reaising goats. Goat care will put a spark of fun into your life no matter if you are raising them in your backyard or on your farm. Or if you are raising them to grow your homestead, self-sufficiency or just for fun. Goats require you to learn some skills but there is a lot of information on this site for beginners and goat experts.
7 Signs Your Goat Is Pregnant. Determining if a goat is pregnant can be difficult. Here are 7 signs to look for if you are raising goats and wondering if they are pregnant. Whether you have two goats on your homestead or small farm or 10, there will be times when you are trying to interpret goat behavior. Changes in size, milk production, and goat behavior are all signs, here are the top things to look for when assesing your goat for pregnancy.
Are you searching for a dual purpose goat breed that you can raise on your farm, homestead or backyard? Gulabi goats are excellent meat and milk goats. These friendly goats are larger but are gentle enough to be kid and family friendly. These gorgeous and unique goats are wonderful goats to have as pets also. Look no further for your next backyard goat breed! Meat goats, dairy goats, dual purpose goats, goats as pets, pretty goat breeds, unique goat breed
If you are homeschooling or thinking about it, you might find this episode interesting. We homeschooled our children until they went to college, and the experience changed a lot when we moved from the Chicago suburbs to our farm in 2002. Our youngest daughter, Katherine, was nine years old when we moved out here, and she credits growing up on a farm for her becoming a science nerd. #homeschooling #science_on_the_farm
If you're raising goats, then you'll need to know when your does are kidding. And this goat gestation calculator will give you the date you need to write down on the calendar to be ready! #raisinggoats #homesteadingskills #goatcare
Do you raise backyard goats for meat, milk or pets? Selenium deficiency in goats is a common problem that you may find yourself dealing with. Selenium is a trace mineral that affects many parts of the goat's body and can cause problems when your goats aren't getting enough selenium. Learn what the signs of selenium deficiency in goats are, how to treat selenium deficiency in goats and how to prevent selenium deficiency. You'll also learn about white muscle disease in goats- a selenium illness
You are a goat owner and your main goal is to be raising goats who are healthy and happy. And knowing their vital signs will be really helpful to you when you have a sick goat. Your farm now feels complete with your goats and they are so happy with the goat care you are giving them. Let's keep it that way! #RaisingGoats #GoatCare #Homesteading
No self-respecting homesteader would leave their animals without the three essentials – water, food, and shelter. Whether it’s to get out of the baking sun, shelter from the rain, or get protection from the wind, your livestock needs adequate shelter whatever the climate.Many of us rely on rotational grazing to improve our farm’s sustainability. That means our goats need shelter in various different places which means creating something portable.
There are 9 possible reasons your goat is coughing. Is it normal for a goat to cough or should you be worried about your goat? A cough can mean nothing or it can mean that your goat is sick. Learn the symptoms of what to look for when raising goats on your homestead. #raisinggoats #selfsufficient #goats