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Hmm I’ll have to think!!

PVC pipe mineral feeders?

Roofing shingles on platforms or cement blocks to file hooves?

One of those cool slings to trim hooves from!! I have a friend who made one DIY.

I have a recipe for a homemade salve and homemade goat treats that are fun - that’s DIY, check out my blog!! They are on my YouTube as well.

I’ve always wondered about that hack to use excess baling twine to saw through twine on bales instead of a scissors!!

I use the bottom of the largest size plastic dog kennel as a litter box, works great, kind of a hack!!

I’d test how well a pooper-scooper can pick up goat berries, that’ll be hilarious all around!!

DIY goat popsicles are fun and a good way to increase water intake on a hot day. Watermelon is fun, to freeze!!

Pallet platforms.

Those cable spools, transforming them into a playground, very fun!!

I don’t know if any of these are what you’re looking for but I’m just randomly coming up with some things!!
 

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Hmm I'll have to think!!

PVC pipe mineral feeders?

Roofing shingles on platforms or cement blocks to file hooves?

One of those cool slings to trim hooves from!! I have a friend who made one DIY.

I have a recipe for a homemade salve and homemade goat treats that are fun - that's DIY, check out my blog!! They are on my YouTube as well.

I've always wondered about that hack to use excess baling twine to saw through twine on bales instead of a scissors!!

I use the bottom of the largest size plastic dog kennel as a litter box, works great, kind of a hack!!

I'd test how well a pooper-scooper can pick up goat berries, that'll be hilarious all around!!

DIY goat popsicles are fun and a good way to increase water intake on a hot day. Watermelon is fun, to freeze!!

Pallet platforms.

Those cable spools, transforming them into a playground, very fun!!

I don't know if any of these are what you're looking for but I'm just randomly coming up with some things!!
Can i have permission to use your labels etc for the salve? I can mention that it belongs to you. Thanks, I just want be sure.
 

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You could try diy fly spray and diy goat treats. I’ve also made udder butter and udder wash from recipes on the internet.
 

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I have wanted to make a youtube for a while, but im 14 and i feel like people wouldnt take me seriously because i am a teenager and "i didnt know what i was talking about" So i am very excited to see yours! tell me when you post your first video and i will go watch and subscribe!!
 

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I didnt know you had a youtube! What is it?
@CottonwoodBoerGoats whats your youtube?

I use that all the time! It works!
Oh I don't really use it much it's just a place for me to store videos that I then link to my blog - i.e. recipes. I don't have the time to make a full-fledged channel on top of all my blog and mentorships - but we DO need more KNOWLEDGEABLE goat youtubers out there!!

Seriously. I did a sweep on YouTube to find good ones. Nothing. So then I started looking for the bad ones lol: I searched "our goat is sick" is a title..... oh boy, the amount of homesteader accounts that had these titled videos, and then watching, seeing incorrect diagnosis, incorrect treatment, and I didn't even have a way to contact these people because god knows a YouTube comment is hardly seen or taken seriously. I almost broke down crying seeing this misinformation. A goat that was acting "sleepy" and had no "appetite" was ruled as bloat?! She did survive, thankfully. I saw one, this is what really got to me, a goat with the most severe copper and zinc deficiencies I've ever seen, NO hair, scaly skin, skinny. Awful. I actually tracked the YouTuber down on instagram and offered to help. I know it's hit or miss - whether or not someone curses you out for trying to help, LOL, but I did it anyway. Luckily she was very kind and took all of my recommendations!!

Anyway, my YouTube channel is called The Giving Goat. May be tough to find as it's small!! :);)
 

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I have wanted to make a youtube for a while, but im 14 and i feel like people wouldnt take me seriously because i am a teenager and "i didnt know what i was talking about" So i am very excited to see yours! tell me when you post your first video and i will go watch and subscribe!!
Same, I'm around your age as well. I mostly want to do showing and and just random videos that include goats simply because I feel like people won't listen to a teenager about worming and diet changes etc.
 

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Hey, if your videos are well made and edited, there's no reason why people wouldn't watch you. I think sometimes younger people's videos don't get views because kids have a tendency to have unprofessional videos. A 7 year old kid earned 22 million dollars from his toy review channel in 2018. Parents help put it together, but still.

By the way I had no idea either of you were that young. You both seem way older. I just had no clue.
 

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By the way I had no idea either of you were that young. You both seem way older. I just had no clue.
me and my mom are the ones who come on here. My mom just looks and sometimes she will type stuff, like on the corona virus thread, because she doesnt know much about goats (she can barley milk HAHA!) and i usually give the info.
I have alot of people in town that i help, mostly market 4-H kids, but usually they dont like to take my advise,(especially when i say give garlic) but when something goes wrong, im the first one they call:shrug: The kids seem to take my advise, but the parents are always kind of rude, saying i don't know what i'm talking about, but then they call me at least once a month for advise, or when they need help hoof clipping, or shearing. i just kinda put up with it, even if i wanna yell at the top of my lungs!
 

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me and my mom are the ones who come on here. My mom just looks and sometimes she will type stuff, like on the corona virus thread, because she doesnt know much about goats (she can barley milk HAHA!) and i usually give the info.
I have alot of people in town that i help, mostly market 4-H kids, but usually they dont like to take my advise,(especially when i say give garlic) but when something goes wrong, im the first one they call:shrug: The kids seem to take my advise, but the parents are always kind of rude, saying i don't know what i'm talking about, but then they call me at least once a month for advise, or when they need help hoof clipping, or shearing. i just kinda put up with it, even if i wanna yell at the top of my lungs!
adults have more experience than kids/ teenagers but we learn From them. That's why I'm on the goat spot! I've gotten a lot of info off here!
 

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Yes!:up: But the ones i am helping have never dealt with a goat in their life, and assume its just like a cow or lamb... one person thought goats couldnt have copper! I am not saying they dont know how to take care of animals, just they dont realize goats are different!
 

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Yes!:up: But the ones i am helping have never dealt with a goat in their life, and assume its just like a cow or lamb... one person thought goats couldnt have copper! I am not saying they dont know how to take care of animals, just they dont realize goats are different!
That's a pet peeve of mine! Especially at the fair when people come up to me and compliment my "sheep" I do my best to educate the people about how goats don't eat tin cans and how they are extremely smart, etc.
 

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Have you had any luck making a YT channel yet?
 
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