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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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Building the Best Fence for Goats

Goats require specific fencing. The best fence for goats should typically be between four and five feet high. Here are some tips in selecting the best fence for goats. 

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Tube Feeding Baby Goats
February 28, 2022 · · Health

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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Pasture Management for Goats

Preferring variety in what they eat, goats are contented to eat different kinds of bushes, weeds, flowers, trees, and some grass. It seems that goats do better with this variety in their diets.

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Cuddling Goats

Using animals therapeutically is not a new concept, and adding caprines to that list of therapy animals is growing within the research literature. Science and psychology have proven that interacting with our animal companions has many physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health benefits that add to our wellness and happiness.

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The Importance of Exercise for Pregnant Does
February 19, 2022 · · Health

Exercise improves a doe’s muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory fitness. It gives her the strength and mobility to comfortably carry the growing fetuses, as well as endurance during labor and delivery.

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat
February 17, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora goat.

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
February 16, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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DIY Cheese Cave: An Affordable Option
January 26, 2022 · · Home Dairy

I’ve been making Parmesan cheese for two years and loving it. While my Parmesan was turning out fantastic, my biggest challenge was figuring out how to make a DIY cheese cave that wasn’t a mold machine.

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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
January 18, 2022 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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