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  1. Goat Management
    Can I use a salt block that I use on cows for the goats? If I do, I still will give loose minerals, but since its getting hot, I like for them to have extra minerals.I am currentley giving Wind and RainMinerals and Carrgil Onyx Minerals. And now to the flies. I have been spraying the cows and...
  2. Goat Management
    We have so many flies this year. They are all over everything. Not horseflies but the smaller biting flies. I have sticky tapes all over and they get filled . The minute I feed pellets or soaked cubes they're all over them. Does anyone have a suggestion that has worked for you for how to...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I brought new bottled baby goat today. And I noticed he kept shaking his head lot. Like his ears are bothering him. And I kinda have some flies in my barn. And it kinda out of control. But I see no flies on his ears but still shave his ears lot. Should I be concerned about it? Or it just flies...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am new to this forum and a new mom to three baby Nigerian Dwarf goats! I built them a goathouse (I went a little crazy but they love it!). My problem is flies! The flies have moved in to their goathouse! Will DE (diatomaceous earth) help with the flies in their house? Should I...
  5. Other Pets
    We're battling flies like crazy like everyone else out there, with the strange exception that our goats are hardly bothered at all. Its the poor alpacas that are just being swarmed constantly. We tried to spray them with an essential oil mix to ward off the mass of flies, with no luck. It wasn't...
  6. Other Pets
    We live in South Florida, and my boss decided to get alpacas. We've had them for about 2 years, but this is my first year working with them. The days are starting to get miserable, with 90+ degree temperatures and a ton of flies. We have fans set up in their barns, and they like to play in the...
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