Feed & Housing

Avoiding an Extension Cord Fire Hazard in Barns
November 18, 2021 · · 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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DIY Hoop House Field Shelter Structure Plan
September 18, 2021 · · 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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How to House Goats Harmoniously
August 25, 2021 · · 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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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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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
August 5, 2021 · · 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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What Is the Best Hay for Goats?
August 5, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Why should you approach goat feed with scientific precision? The answer is simple: To maximize the health of the animal. But what is the best hay for goats?

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Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
July 25, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites Having a goat shelter ready before winter arrives is part of good herd management. If you are facing your first winter with goats, you may be asking …

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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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Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
July 25, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay.

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Are You Feeding Straw or Hay for Goats?
July 17, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

If you dread choosing hay for goats, you are not alone … there is much to know about what to feed goats.

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