So, Can Goats Eat Broccoli?

goat eating a piece of broccoli

Goats, despite their reputation, are surprisingly picky eaters. Known as “browsers”, they are fairly notorious for only picking out the choicest bits of vegetation to eat while they roam. Some owners have been surprised to find their goats turn up their noses at produce they thought would be a sure winner. How about broccoli? Will … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Cucumbers?

a goat eating a cucumber

Cucumbers are one of the most popular veggies in the world. Used in all kinds of salads, appetizers, and cultural dishes, it is hard to imagine cuisine without these cool, crisp staples. But enough about us, how about our goats? Can goats enjoy all sorts of foods, but do they enjoy cucumbers as well? Yes, … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Carrots?

goat eating carrot slices

If you have goats, you already know that they can be enthusiastic if picky eaters. They may turn their noses up at choice hay one minute only to happily chow down on tree bark the next. It seems like there is no rhyme or reason to what they will or won’t eat sometimes! But some … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Bananas?

a goat eating a banana

Most goat owners already know that the members of their herd will eat all sorts of plant matter, from grasses and hay to leaves and vegetables, fruits, and seemingly everything in between. However, when it comes to more exotic offerings owners are justified in being cautious, even when it comes to items that we take … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Apples?

a goat eating a sliced apple

To those that don’t keep them, goats have a reputation for eating anything. This is not far from the truth! As herbivores, goats will nibble on just about any kind of vegetation they come across. This includes twigs, leaves, bark and yes, even fruit. How about apples? Can goats eat apples? Yes, goats can eat … Read more

How to Raise Happy Goats

four pygoras and two other goats free-ranging

Making the decision to officially become a goat farmer is an exciting moment for many homesteaders. A few seconds later reality sets in, and you have to actually get to work figuring out how to actually buy and raise the goat herd. Keeping goats, be they dairy, meat, fiber, or brush clearers is not rocket … Read more

Goat Fencing – Everything You Need to Know

goats eating grape vine

Goat fencing is the only downside to keeping goats – and it can be a huge one, fellow homesteaders. I thought I armed myself with enough knowledge to prepare myself for the escape artist antics of goats, but I was oh so wrong. Doing your due diligence when getting ready to keep goats will definitely … Read more

Raising Fiber Goats: Everything You Need to Know

four pygoras and two other goats free-ranging

Caring for fiber goats is a fun and profitable way to have a homestead. Not only do they produce high-quality fiber, but they’re also entertaining animals that can provide plenty of laughs. And let’s not forget how beautiful that fiber is! Not all fiber goats produce cashmere – some produce mohair – but cashmere in … Read more

Pregnant Goat: Everything You Need to Know

contractions starting in pregnant goat

Baby goats are about the cutest little things you will ever have romping about in the barnyard. They are bundles of energy and want to investigate every single new sight, sound, and smell. The days and weeks after the new kids arrive are full of fun, but getting them here isn’t always easy. Goat does … Read more

Goat Bloat: Quick Fixes and Prevention

It is one of the most dreaded things that every goat owner fears: bloat. Bloat is a dangerous condition that can affect goats of all ages where the rumen becomes bloated with trapped gas from the digestion of food. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but in most cases, if the affected goat … Read more