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Electric Fence for Chickens and Goats

Electric Fence for Chickens and Goats

We’ve all heard that “good fences make good neighbors,” and once you deal with animals, it makes a lot more sense! While you may have the courtesy not to wander onto your neighbor’s property and scatter their mulch, the same can’t be said for your chickens! Hoofstock is a whole other ballgame – particularly goats. […]

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Goat Diseases And Sickness: Pictures, Symptoms, and Treatments

Goat Diseases And Sickness

Keeping your goat herd healthy requires sanity, husbandry efforts and diligence. They may be pretty hardy animals, several goat health problems can happen, and it’s essential to be armed with proper education. Following proper worming and hoof trimming recommendations is a great start, but only a start, at the practices and routines you must follow […]

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Raising Goats vs. Chickens

chicken and goats

When considering goats vs. chickens for your farm, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the benefits of both.  Because they both have a lot to offer you and your family! Chickens are considered the gateway to farming animals, but goats aren’t too far behind.  Both critters are like chips. You can’t have just one. […]

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Male or Female Goat: What Should You Choose

male or female goat

A lot of people ask us if they should purchase a male or female goat. And usually, I just smile and say, “yes.” Because, when it comes to buying goats, the answer depends on the reason they’re purchasing a male or female goat, to begin with. If you’ve been wondering which goat gender to purchase, […]

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Raising Goats and Your Local Laws (3 Legal Aspects You Must Consider)

Raising Goats and Your Local Laws

Are you a newbie homesteader interested in keeping goats in your suburban home? We don’t want to break the bubble for you. But before you should do that, you need to face the reality that there will be challenges in raising goats and your local laws. But do not fret! We’ll help you navigate the […]

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Castrating A Goat

castrating a goat

If you have a male goat, at some point, you may be castrating a goat, and we want to help you through this process. You can do this using an elastrator, a tool that crushes the spermatic cord, cutting off blood flow to the testicles. It is a safe and relatively easy process if you […]

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How To Take Care of A Goat: Beginner Basics for New Goat Keepers

Knowing how to take care of a goat will directly impact the health of your herd. A hardy herd begins with the purchase of quality and healthy goats but it is the daily maintenance of the livestock that will create happy farm pets, brush clearers, milk producers, and a source of protein.  Learning the basics […]

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Listeriosis in Goats

listeriosis in goats

Did you know that listeriosis is a common disease in goats? Listeriosis is caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and can lead to serious health problems in goats, including death. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent and treat listeriosis in goats. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what listeriosis is, how to prevent it, […]

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Kidding Kits: What You Need Before Your Goat Gives Birth

kidding kit

Getting ready for your goats to kid is an exciting process, but do you have your goat kidding kit ready for the moment your doe goes into labor? Having these things on hand will help you head off any emergency situations.  They will prevent you from catching yourself in the middle of kidding (a screaming […]

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