This article is going to assume that you are planning to have your doe raise her kids. So your doe just kidded! Now what? First Steps (Immediate) The first thing we do is grab a clean towel and clear the nose and mouth of the kid. Your doe may be back on her feet and...
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There are three main aspects to caring for your new pets that you should consider. Hopefully you are reading this article before you have picked up your new goats so that you can be prepared; but if you haven’t this article should help you get started. The main...
Goat kidding kits vary a little depending on a farmer’s personality and the proximity of their vet to their farm. This is what we like to keep in our kidding kit and this is by no means an exhaustive list. By posting this here, I invite you to examine several...
When we began to consider goats for dairy, for the purpose of home milk and cheese production, it did not take too long for us to zero in on Nigerian Dwarf goats as being the breed that we wanted to try. Now, being a young family with small children, there were two things that stood out to us about the Nigerian Dwarf goat: their reputed sweet and creamy milk (due to high butterfat content) and the fact that they were small and would fit better size-wise with our young kids.
For both small properties and large acreages, Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a weed-munching match made in heaven. Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a great way to clear and control invasive blackberries and nibble on weeds all while providing aesthetic, entertainment, companionship and even milk to farm spaces.
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