Doe Short Cycling

Doe Short Cycling

Short cycling is when a doe comes in heat and then comes back in heat a few days later or any interval notably sooner than the normal 21-day cycle.  While not all cases are caused by minerals, my first stop is always iodine in cases of short cycling or in does who cycle normally but don’t…

5 Rules for Raising Healthy Buck Kids: A Lighthearted (Sort of) Look at Common Buck Kid Beliefs

5 Rules for Raising Healthy Buck Kids: A Lighthearted (Sort of) Look at Common Buck Kid Beliefs

Warning: strong opinions will be voiced in this article.  I am pretty passionately outspoken about my thoughts on how buck kids are treated but remember, you came here to this website to read and what you’re going to get here is me.  It’s also meant to be an exaggerated, humorous look at the way Internetland approaches…

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

This is what we look like every fire season in my area. And when it gets like this, if there’s no mullein for the goats to self medicate from in the pasture, I’ll add dried mullein leaf alongside their minerals. I like to mix it in kelp, roughly 1/2C to 1# of kelp. Nettle is…

Comfrey

Comfrey

Comfrey root is banned for oral use in many first world countries. At the same time, it is being trialed as a livestock feed with good results. I encourage you to do thorough research before deciding if you want to use this herb in your animal care regimens and I am including some research at…