Is Hay Okay for Goats to Eat?

pygmy goats eating hay next to horse

For beginner and seasoned goat herders alike, choosing a staple food for your charges is a task that is often fraught with uncertainty. Goats can be surprisingly finicky eaters, and there is a lot to learn about the specific nutritional requirements of the species. Some people plan on letting goats forage full time, only to … Read more

11 Things to Have in a Goat’s Pen

pygmy goat in its pen

Goats can be some of the most rewarding livestock animals to keep. They can also be some of the most frustrating! They have peculiar diets, are prone to health issues compared to other animals and are legendary escape artists that are very hard on fencing. For many goat keepers, rounding up escapees is a constant … Read more

15 Goat Supplies to Always Have on Hand

four pygoras and two other goats free-ranging

However you might feel about goats, there is one thing for certain and that’s the fact that they are pesky creatures. I don’t know why this is. Maybe goats are just perfectly sized to be downright annoying, or maybe it has something to do with their inherent disposition. It seems like no matter what you … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Spinach?

a goat eating some spinach

Goats don’t need too many vegetables in their diet, but they definitely need some in order to get all of the nutrition their bodies require. However, some vegetables that you and I eat on a regular basis with no downsides might have drawbacks or even potential dangers for goods. These are things that owners will … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Pumpkin?

goat trying to eat a pumpkin slice

If you have goats, you already know that they are pretty enthusiastic, if surprisingly picky eaters. Sometimes your goats might pass on an item that they should like. Other times, they show much interest in surprising foods. How about pumpkins? Can goats eat pumpkins? Yes, goats can and will eat pumpkins. Pumpkins are packed with … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Maple Leaves?

two goats

Goats like eating all kinds of greenery, from hay and grass to leaves and even twigs off of trees. Lots of new owners get surprised when they see their goats stripping the bark, leaves, and branches right off of trees that they can reach. Believe it or not, such material actually makes up an important … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Nuts?

two goats eating peanuts

Most animal owners know that nuts are one food that you need to be really careful with when it comes to feeding it to your furry friends. Some nuts are safe to eat, while others can cause serious health problems. Most people, luckily can eat nuts but even then nut allergies are among the most … Read more

So, Why Do Goats Need to Wear Bells?

nigerian dwarf goat wearing a bell

Among all the kinds of animals you might keep as livestock, goats are often associated with being pesky and hard to control. Just ask any current or past owner and they will tell you! They’re known for escaping their pens, hopping over fences, getting lost, and generally getting into all sorts of trouble. It is … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Popcorn?

a goat having some popcorn

If you have goats, you already know they can eat all sorts of plant matter, but you have probably come upon an occasion where you’d like to share something you are snacking on with them. This is usually a bad idea since most animals can’t have people’s food, but every once in a while we … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Blueberries?

a goat eating some blueberries

Ounce per ounce, blueberries are one of the most nutritious fruits that we might eat on a daily basis. It makes perfect sense that we might want our animals to take advantage of those health benefits, assuming we can add them safely to their usual diet. So how about it? Can goats safely eat blueberries? … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Bread?

a goat eating a slice of white bread

When you live your life around animals, especially animals that get to know you, look forward to interacting with you, and have personalities of their own it is only natural that you want to share a little bit of your food with them. One of the most important foods known to mankind is bread, but … Read more