Hi everyone! I am new to the whole goat raising and homesteading but i find it extremely interesting and fun to learn about. Anyways my husband and i bought a goat whose roughly 4 months old give or…Continue
"We are new to goats as well and bought meadow grass hay, that was the only grass hay they feed store had. Is this going to be ok? Also what is the sea kelp for? We dont have that one and have not heard about that yet. Thank you for the help!"
"Glenna I only jumped in and added that info because I know as a newbie myself the whole hay thing confused me. I had to go to the farm store and act the total newb and ask the "dumb" questions to figure it all out. It also took…"
"BTW "grass hay" would be something like Timothy, Orchard, a mix of the two, or the like. This is different than legume hay and Alfalfa. As Glenna said a quality grass hay (I use a Timothy/Orchard mix) is all that is needed…"
"First: Do not give grain to boys. Only lactating does need grain. I also understand that alfalfa should be limited for them as well because of the calcium. Good quality grass hay should be the bulk of their diet besides their…"
Hi everyone! I am new to the whole goat raising and homesteading but i find it extremely interesting and fun to learn about. Anyways my husband and i bought a goat whose roughly 4 months old give or take and we were told by the lady we got him from to give him half a cup of grain 2x a day we went to a feed store and they had a sweet three way and alfalfa/hay mix. After awhile we noticed that his droppings were becoming more solid so i looked it up and got that maybe its too much grain or a…See More
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2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)