I'm looking to keep goats as petsOnly consider well known and experienced breeders willing to offer you support.
I just put a nail in my own coffin, as i am just starting out myself.
Cheap goats are expensive problems.
Don't buy cheap goats.
Even expensive goats can be diseased.
Don't buy disease.
What are your long term goals with goats?
Pets? Breeding? Dairy? Meat?
These answers will spur more questions and then advice from the users here.
Thank you!Instead of milk replacer, it is better to feed regular red top whole cows milk from the grocery store. But, with all that is going on, milk may be in short if you go that route, put a pinch of baking soda in the first bottle of the day. (Not baking powder!)
We start offering hay the first week, but they really don't even look at it until 2-4 weeks old. You want clean, soft hay. Not "goat hay", usually people sell really crappy, moldy, dusty, stemmy hay and call it goat hay.