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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat

You may receive varied advice for how to deal with an aggressive goat, but there are definitely techniques you should and should not use, and these coincide with how goats see us as herd members.

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Goat Journal Coloring Pages 2018
September 20, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

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Backyard Goats FREE Shipping
September 13, 2019 · · Partner Perks

We are proud to announce that members get free shipping in our store! That’s right, every day, anywhere in the U.S., your order ships free to you.

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Training Brush Goats for Hire
September 10, 2019 · · Ownership

It makes sense to think about other ways (besides giving milk) that goats might contribute on your homestead, farm, or ranch. Brush control is one of those ways, and offering brush goats for hire can bring in a little cash.

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Goats Deliver a Good Time

If you want to snuggle a goat, Scout Raskin will deliver. Literally. Raskin started delivering goat grams two years ago. The 30-minute experience includes time to interact with one of her Nigerian Dwarf goats — snuggling and offering pre-approved treats are encouraged — for occasions ranging from birthdays, anniversaries and wedding proposals to “just because” interactions.

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Goat Guide Collection

Need some support with your goats? Take a look in one of our helpful caprine care guides!

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A Guide to Eye Problems and Eye Infections in Goats
September 1, 2019 · · Health

The most important part of owning goats is keeping them healthy, and the best way to do this is to examine them regularly and act fast when you see a problem developing. While eye infections in goats are common, they are generally easy to treat and, if caught early, leave no lasting problems.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk

There are many good reasons for raising dairy goats, and this article is the best place to start for more information about the best goats for milk.

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Training Goats to an Electric Netting Fence

An electric netting fence is the best fencing for goats in terms of portability. And it doesn’t take long to train your animals for the electric goat fence. Here’s how to do it.

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Mixing Breeds to Contain Meat Goats

Using barbed wire alone may contain the cattle but will not hold the goats. This study used two different breeds to determine if one particular breed had a higher fence crawling tendency then another breed.

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