Goats As Pets, Should I Get A Pet Goat?

After owning goats for many years now, I get asked “do goats make good pets?” on a regular basis. The answer to this question is a big “It Depends.” Keeping goats as pets can be a great experience, but having a pet goat could also end up disastrous. You need to consider many factors to raising goats as pets. If you are not set up correct, you may end up being miserable.  With the right[…]

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Chicken Running Away

Is your chicken running away? This can be frustrating, but do not worry we can help you. While looking into this topic I found that most people have one of two problems. The fist is that their chickens are running away from them when they try to pick them up. The second reason is their chickens are “running away” from home. This means they are going to far away, and making it difficult to gather[…]

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Bottle Feeding Baby Goats

Sometimes bottle feeding baby goats is a necessity, to insure that your goat gets all the nutrition needed. Other times you may want to bottle feed baby goats for convince. No matter what your reason you will need a few supplies and an understand of what you are doing. Bottle Feeding Baby Goats The first thing you will need to understand about bottle feeding baby goats is why. The number one reason that people bottle[…]

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When to Wean Goats

When you are breeding goats, one of the most important things is to make sure the babies are with the moms long enough. To ensure that you kids get all that they need it is ver important to know when to wean goats. When to Wean Goats Generally, the accepted practice is to wean goats at 8 weeks of age. Kid goats can nurse longer but will need to be slowly introduced to regular food.[…]

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Goat Feeders

If you keeps a goat, you will need to feed your goat. There are many types of goat feeders and today we are going to look at some of the options you will be faced with when selecting your goat feeder. We are also going to look at some pros, and cons of each style of Goat Feeder. Unless you have enough pasture to take car of all of your goats nutritional needs with out[…]

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Milking Goats

Many small farms or properties that have enough space for a few animals. This makes the perfect setting for milking goats. Goat’s milk offers several excellent attributes and taking care of goats is relatively low maintenance compared to cows. Of course, this will depend on getting the right breed of goat to start with so you can begin your adventure into proper goat milking. Milking Goats Breeds There are at least 18 breeds of goats that[…]

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Can You Freeze Goat Cheese?

Can You Freeze Goat Cheese? Goat cheese is becoming more popular every year thanks to its creamy texture and delicious taste. And while more people are now putting goat cheese in their sauces, appetizers, and pizza, one question that has been raised is how it can safely be stored. This is because fresh goat cheese goes so well with so many things, especially wines and beers. With the demand rising, keeping goat cheese fresh can[…]

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When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs?

When do chickens start laying eggs? If you keep chickens there is no doubt that you love the eggs they produce. There is nothing like the taste of a fresh egg right out of your backyard. The best way to get fresh eggs is to raise chickens of your own. Lets say you just got a new batch of peepers aka “baby chickens” and your goal is egg production. I am willing to bet that[…]

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How Much Space Dose a Goat Need?

How much space dose a goat need? When you decide it is the right time to take on goats, you will need to consider how much space is needed to keep a goat. This information will allow you to get the right number of goats, and keep from over crowding your property with animals. How Much Space Dose a Goat Need? This is a loaded question and I have been avoiding it for a while. Enough[…]

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What Do Chickens Need To Lay Eggs?

What Do Chickens Need To Lay Eggs? The Number one reason that people keep chickens, is to get fresh healthy eggs. In order to accomplish this you must understand what a Chicken needs to lay eggs.  What Do Chickens Need To Lay Eggs? While setting up your egg production, you will need to take in to account the chickens needs. If the needs o the chicken are not met you will be plagued with poor[…]

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