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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
January 5, 2020 · · Health

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat
December 15, 2019 · · 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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Nursing Home Nannies
December 10, 2019 · · Ownership

In 2015, Angie Whitman was raising seven goats at her home in Knox County, Illinois, when she had the idea to take them to the Knox County Nursing Home where she worked.

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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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Pygora Pioneer
December 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Sonia Hall was among the first to breed Pygoras in the early ’80s. She was on the first Pygora Breeders Association committee in 1990 and bred the animals for five years.

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Why Goat Milk Benefits Matter
November 23, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Worldwide distribution and goat milk benefits was discussed, leading to the justifiable assumption that more people drink goat milk or eat their products than any other milk after weaning from human nursing.

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Olé Cajeta!
October 21, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Like magic, a simmering pot on the stove can transform a few simple ingredients into a rich and creamy caramelized concoction that has people clamoring for more.

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Recognizing and Treating Anemia in Goats
September 29, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Before calling your veterinarian, take note of all goat symptoms and get a temperature reading using a rectal digital thermometer.

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