For the Love of Goats
This episode includes a basic equipment list for goats, as well as what goats need for housing. You’ll learn what you need — and what you don’t. We’ll answer these questions:
- Why do you need a hay feeder?
- Why do you need a mineral feeder for loose minerals rather than just getting a mineral block?
- Why is a water bucket better than a water trough — and why are two 2-gallon buckets better than a 5-gallon bucket?
- What’s the best kind of feed pan to use?
- Why do you need hoof trimmers? (Who trims a goat’s hooves in nature?)
- Why do you need a thermometer?
- What can you use a milk stand for (other than milking a goat)?
- Why should your barn NOT be insulated or heated?
This is a must-listen episode for anyone new to goats. And if you breed goats, this is a good one to recommend to buyers so that you can be sure they have what they need before taking home your babies.
For more information
Episode 4: Getting Ready for Goat Birthing (includes equipment list for kidding)
The sponsor for today’s show is Standlee Premium Western Forage
Top photo below — three-sided pasture shelter that is available in all of our pastures so goats can get out of the wind, snow, or rain whenever needed.
Bottom photo below — A fenceline feeder that hooks onto the wall so goats are not facing each other while eating, so they can’t butt heads over the pan and run through it and flip it over, spilling the feed.
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