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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello, two of my diary goats escaped and spent the last three nights in the wilderness behind our house. They are back now. Concerning health, what should I be looking out for? They are quite skinny after just a few days! Drinking and eating okay. A little scratched up. Should I be concerned...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello! So I know this is a potentially strange question - but do goats need unlimited access to some type of forage? My reason for asking is that we have been trying chaffhaye for our herd over the last few weeks and absolutely LOVE it (and so do the goats ;) ) but boy can they burn through a...
  3. Goat Frenzy
    A friend of mine gifted me an air potato and said her goats really like eating the vine. I looked online and can't get confirmation whether this vine is actually good for them. I've read it can be invasive and is considered inedible to most animals. On the other hand if it is good forage for...
  4. Goat Frenzy
    Has anyone heard of this plant? It's called Sainfoin and apparently it's a plant that doesn't cause bloat in ruminants and also it's a natural anthelmintic. Check out this link: http://legumeplus.eu/farming-sainfoin . I found out about it through my sister who keeps bees and she heard of it...
  5. Goat Management
    Sorry for the novel! From my research there is not set square feet per goat needed. It all depended on situation, type of goat and if the goats will be given hay or are needing to live completely off forage. I'm currently in the middle of fencing in my goat pen for my 3 ND does. The area I'm...
  6. Goat Management
    Hi Folks, This is a question about allowing forage to be as much of a goats diet as possible. We should be getting our first goats, wethers, in a few months and before they come home we're coming up with our game plan. We have a three acre farm that is mostly pasture with mixed scrub and...
  7. Goat Management
    We recently bought some grass hay and my goats aren't eating it. It is a lush green, smells good, not dusty and no mold. They only thing we can see is that it has some really fine grasses in it. After trying to identify it the closest thing we can think that it could possibly be is a type of...
  8. Goat Frenzy
    Our land is farmland (ugh). With this in mind, I would love to plant tons of goat-friendly stuff in the areas that aren't fenced in yet and do my best to get it 'ready' so when we do fence it in, hopefully we'll have some established forage! Things that grow good here: Mulberry Raspberry...
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