Equipment and Housing for Goats
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This episode includes a basic equipment list for goats, as well as what goats need for housing. You'll learn what you need -- and what you don't. We'll answer these questions:

  • Why do you need a hay feeder?
  • Why do you need a mineral feeder for loose minerals rather than just getting a mineral block?
  • Why is a water bucket is better than a water trough -- and why are two 2-gallon buckets better than a 5-gallon bucket?
  • What's the best kind of feed pan to use?
  • Why do you need hoof trimmers? (Who trims a goat's hooves in nature?)
  • Why do you need a thermometer?
  • What can you use a milk stand for (other than milking a goat)?
  • Why should your barn NOT be insulated or heated?

This is a must-listen episode for anyone new to goats. And if you breed goats, this is a good one to recommend to buyers so that you can be sure they have what they need before taking home your babies.

The full show notes include links to information on what goats eat and what minerals they need, as well as photos of housing, feeders, and other equipment and a hoof trimming video.

Full show notes here ---

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