Feed & Housing

Avoiding an Extension Cord Fire Hazard in Barns
November 27, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Barn fires are common in winter. Unfortunately, selecting a safer heat lamp will not always eliminate the danger. There is also an extension cord fire hazard.

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How to House Goats Harmoniously
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How to house goats with the minimum of conflict and stress, providing access for all to feed and resting places, while making the most of space. A goat-friendly perspective on barn design.

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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How much space do goats need in the barn and at the hay rack to avoid aggression and get their fill? How much land do they need for adequate grazing at pasture? Research reveals answers that vary according to individual goat needs.

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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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Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

While most goats are capable of keeping warm enough without being in an enclosed barn, just exactly what do they need for winter goat shelter accommodations?

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DIY Hoop House Field Shelter Structure Plan
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

A hoop house field shelter is ideal for those who utilize their herd to clear brush and land at a location away from the main barn.

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Beware Toxic Woes
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

A goat may not ingest much of a single toxin, but even small amounts can have negative impacts not immediately noticeable to the naked eye.

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Forages That Help, Forages That Harm
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Pasture management for goats is an ongoing process. Taking an active role, you can make the most of nutrients accessible to your herd.

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Trees to Plant (or Avoid) for Goats
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Over 700 plants in North America are considered toxic and can make goats sick. It’s worth noting what trees you might find regionally or specifically on your property.

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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office to find what else may be local.

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