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Everything You Should Know About Raising Goats

Yup. You can put your goat in a sweater :)

We need to start talking about baby goats wearing sweaters. We’ve seen dogs, cats, and even chickens in sweaters, but a newborn goat ?  “When the temp dropped below freezing on these kids’ first night we knew it was the perfect timing to pull out the amazing trio of sweaters which Stella, a farm follower from Tennessee sent us awhile back as a gift! They fit a Nigerian Dwarf newborn perfectly. So cozy and made of beautiful wool! It pretty much made my morning to see them out and about with GoGo in their amazing sweaters!” Learn more about this in the video below..

Goats can be messy eaters, so here's a handy feeding hack to keep things clean

We had a wire hay feeder that was causing (or allowing) the goats to waste an incredible amount of hay. Every week I'd pull up at least one big...

Goats are stinking cute, and these pictures are proof!

Baby animals are all adorable. If you think goats can't be cute, you better think again. Here's a list of the cutest mini goats you will ever see.

Here are some of the supplies you will need to start raising goats

Provides a goat starter list that those starting out with goats should consider having on hand - via Better Hens and Gardens

Hoof trimming is an important activity that you should do to ensure the health of your goats

One of the regular or routine maintenance things you will need to do in order to keep your goats happy and healthy is to trim your goats hooves.

There are many different breeds of goats -- here are some of the best for homesteaders

Looking for the best goat breeds for your homesteading needs? Here's different breeds of goats and why they'll benefit you and your backyard farm.

Not just for birds -- GOAT PERCH!

So "THEY" say, that if you give goats things to do and play with then goats won't get bored and try to escape." Not exactly sure who "THEY" are, but "THEY" make sense. So with a few 2x4's and some slats off a old pallet we made these platforms for the goats to climb on.…

Goats can become deficient in minerals, so here's how to keep those levels up

How do you give goats minerals? What minerals do they need and when? Here's your quick guide to giving essential minerals to your goaties.

Goats eat a lot, but there are things they shouldn't. Here's a handy guide on what to feed and what not to feed your ...

Planning to raise goats? Here's everything you need to know about feeding them: what do goats eat, best snacks or treats, and how to feed your goat.

They get sick, so to protect yours here are signs to look for

Goats can get diseases just like humans can. Here's how to detect the signs and symptoms, as well as how to test for them at home.

Apparently you can remove goat horns naturally with essential oils

It seemed impossible. Goat horns are tough little buggers. And the old method (which involves burning the newly formed buds) was working fine for us, though to be honest, it’s the worst part of our job here.

HOW TO EASILY TRAIN YOUR GOATS

Not only is it possible to train a goat, but it's easy and necessary if you want to have a trusting and successful relationship.

Goats are sly escape artists, so having the right fencing is crucial to keeping them in!

The following is a guest post by Liz Greene, all about building proper goat fencing.

Pygmy goats are popular because of their miniature size and fun temperament. Here's how to care for them.

A pygmy goat can bring your own personal petting zoo to your backyard when kept as a friendly, energetic pet. Tipping the scales at 40 to 70 pounds and measuring not quite 2 feet at their tallest point, these intelligent and lively creatures need an environment not just to exist but to thrive. Be sure to provide suitable housing, health and wellness checks and a nourishing diet for your pygmy.

Nigerian goats are a special breed that you may want to consider raising after reading this article

The Nigerian Dwarf goat breed is a great choice for any size homestead, but especially for folks who want to raise dairy animals, but are short on space.

Thinking about buying one but don't know where to start? This will help!

Buying your first goat seems hard, but I promise it's not. Here's my simple guide to doing it right!

Goat milk is actually quite good for you

While not very popular in the West, goat milk is one of the most widely consumed milk drinks in the world, tastes great and is full of nutrients.

Here's how to get used to drinking goat milk

If you milk goats, there’s no doubt you’ve heard it—”Eww! Goat’s milk! Gross!” To be perfectly honest, goat milk does taste different than cow milk. So? Different doesn’t necessarily mean bad.

Here's how to freeze goat milk for long term storage

Describes how milk can be frozen for long term storage and the best practices to use when freezing milk for storage.

Have a pregnant goats? Use this goat pregnancy calendar

A simple tool to find the due date of the goat pregnancy on your farm.

How to care for baby goats

Baby goats are fluffy and adorable. Here's how you can take care of them right from Day 1.

Identify whats wrong with your goat by looking in its eyes

Another alternative is to feed the goats pumpkin seeds. You might want to look into that. We had a puppy recently with worms and as I was researching that I came across information that said pumpkin seeds were and effective natural control for worms in humans and livestock. It might be costly, though... of course, wormer is not free, so you might compare and it would be natural. I found it very interesting. And your post is great information and something we should all be thinking of when we are deciding on what animals to raise and whether we have sufficient space for their health and quality of life.