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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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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