NOTE: This post contains amazon affiliate links. A small commission will be earned from each purchase. So if you can, please purchase directly from those links, any and all support would be greatly appreciated. Have you ever been told, “goats can eat anything”? No, no they cannot. The rumors of goats being able to consume … Continue reading The Rumen Rumors: How Goat Stomachs Work (Troubleshooting and Treating Digestive Issues)
NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a small commission. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! Goat diets … probably the most varied way of care amongst all goat owners. Everyone has a different diet for their herd, and as you will learn later in this post, it is … Continue reading What to Feed Your Goats: A Detailed Diet Explanation!
It’s almost spring! You know what that means … worm season! Wet and warm weather brings all kinds of parasites into the systems of our goats. It’s our job to do our best to keep our goats happy, healthy, and parasite free! Let’s start with the basics! A frequently asked question on deworming: Why choose … Continue reading Forming a Comprehensive Natural Deworming Regimen: HOW TO, AND WHY!
NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a small commission. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! Let me guess, your first question is probably, “What the heck is plate training?” Well … let me explain. It all started when I was looking for creative ways to sneak garlic into … Continue reading Why we “Plate Train” Our Goats
For those of you who are constantly adding new goats to your herd, rescuing goats, or just wanting to know if your own goats are healthy, this is the blog post for you! There is a lot to look for to determine whether a goat is “healthy” or not. Along with looking at the physical … Continue reading Conducting an Overall Health Assessment for a Goat
These treats are natural, easy to make, and a delicious snack for goats! The ingredients are linked to amazon affiliates, from which a small commission will be earned to support future blog posts, videos, and our lovely goats (find more about them on Instagram). So if you can, please purchase directly from those links, any and … Continue reading DIY Natural Goat Treats
This is an herbal goat salve that promotes healing for wounds, cuts, scrapes, and more. We love this salve, as it is easy to make, and has many beneficial qualities! Read the full recipe below on how to make this wonderful salve! The ingredients are linked to amazon affiliates, from which a small commission will … Continue reading DIY Natural Salve for Goats
Kelp meal is an extremely healthy supplement for goats. We feed our goats kelp meal "semi-free choice"; which means the goats can eat it to the extent that they want, but we still fill the feeder with a flat amount per goat. I fill the feeder at about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup per goat … Continue reading Supplementing Goats With Kelp Meal
Goats, like most other creatures, are fairly well equipped to deal with cold winter weather. We, as owners, simply need to provide the necessities for them to survive. That includes... Adequate Shelter: Goats require the bare minimum of a place to be protected from wind, drafts, snow, rain, etc. A barn is ideal, but sheds … Continue reading Winter Care for Goats
I despise lice--those external parasites are extremely annoying for goats and owners! When my herd got a case of it, I decided to treat it naturally. This took a lot of trial and error--the title says it all, and wow, is it a saga! It all started when I saw one of my sweet goats … Continue reading The Goat Lice Saga: How we Finally Got Rid of Those Pesky Parasites