It's always important to keep goat hooves trimmed, but particularly in wet and cold weather hoof care is important. In addition to improper alignment; when it's wet, poorly trimmed hooves can cause goats to slip or lose balance. And in cold weather, dirt and stones can collect and freeze in between the toes.
The wonderful thing about Goaties Is Goaties are wonderful things Their tops are made out of rubber Their bottoms are made out of springs They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about Goaties I've got more than one! I've got more than one!
And you want one! Holding squishy, soft, sleepy baby goats is pure joy. And if you're hoping for the some goaty, cuddly goodness in the future, here's where you'll learn how to care for them so they stay nice and fluffy and jumpy for ya.'
"Can I have a goat in my apartment?"... Is, believe it or not, one of the most common questions I get asked. The answer? Um, probably not, unless by 'apartment', you mean 'large backyard'. When we lived in a small condo with an even smaller backyard, I desperately wanted a goat...or two.
Note: Several readers have requested posts on topics that have already appeared here - this is one of those posts that has been updated and republished. It's hard to believe, but we've had Nigerian Dwarf goats for nearly five years. We started with two, and are trying to keep the herd down to a dozen today.