For the Love of Goats
I have recently heard that a lot of people are panic buying livestock right now. If you are one of those who are thinking of getting goats, this is the episode for you. I’m busting myths and telling you about things you need to think about before buying your first goats. And yes, that’s goats with an s at the end. Goats are herd animals, which means they need at least one other goat friend. You can’t have just one, and I explain why.
This is also a good episode for breeders to share with potential buyers!
I talk about the need for goats to give birth before making milk, as well as the need for them to give birth again to continue making milk.
I explain why you can’t just tie a goat out in the yard and why you need good fencing and housing to keep your goats safe and healthy. And if you were thinking about keeping a goat in your house, I’ll share some stories from my youngest daughter’s teen years when she thought she needed to have at least one baby goat in the house every spring.
If you live in an urban area, you’ll definitely need to hear about the unique challenges faced by people who keep goats in a city.
For more information check out the following episodes that I talk about during the show:
You can also learn more by reading my Beginner’s Guide to Goats.
Today’s episode was sponsored by Standlee Premium Western Forage.
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