Livestock

B Vitamins and Your Goat’s Health

  B Vitamins, especially Vitamin B12 and B1 (or Thiamine), are extremely important to your goat's health. A healthy goat will produce all the necessary B Vitamins in its rumen and excrete any excess through the urine daily. If your goat is ill, particularly if it...

Chicken Eggs vs Duck Eggs: An Infographic

The number one question we get each week at our local tailgate market is: What's the difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs? A lot of people are hesitant to buy duck eggs because they are not as well known and maybe seem a little more exotic than the chicken...

Poultry Alternatives to Chickens

I love our chickens. They are entertaining to watch, great pets, give us lots of yummy eggs. That being said, chickens are not the only option for eggs (and meat) on your homestead. There are poultry alternatives that can meet your egg needs or even provide additional...

Quiz: Name That Breed!

Did you enjoy this quiz? Why not try Testing Your Goat Knowledge too?   Thank you to Better Hens and Gardens for allowing me to use one of her pictures for this quiz!...

Must-Have Goat Care Supplies

When it comes to goats you need to be ready for anything! This is the 3rd part in a series of posts about what supplies you should always keep at home- just in case! The following is a list of the top goat care supplies you should keep in your cabinet or barn, either...

How to Raise Coturnix Quail

Poultry is big here at our house. My kids love birds more than most other livestock. We started with chickens, then added ducks, and finally quail. We raise coturnix quail, which have a lot of pluses when it comes to poultry. They are small- perfect for urban...

How to Bottle Feed a Goat

On our farm we dam raise all of our kids. I think it is better for all parties involved and it is easier on me. But every so often we have a mother who rejects all or some of her kids and we end up with a bottle baby. When this happens you are the kids mother- it can...

8 Must Have Nutritional Supplements for Goats

n addition to the medications I shared on my 10 Must Have Goat Medications post, there are also a few supplements and nutritional support items you should always keep on hand if you are a goat owner. These are vitamins and other nutritional...

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