Synopses & Reviews
This book tells you everything that you need to know about raising goats, including how to choose, buy, raise, and show all types, from pets to pack goats. Along with friendly, experienced advice, you'll find important charts and checklists, so you will know just what to do and when to do it to take the very best care of your goat.
- How to choose the kind of goat to raise
- How to help your goats stay healthy
- What to feed your goats
- How to breed your goats
- How to raise goats for milk or for fiber
Suitable for farm work, as pets, and a source of fiber, goats are amazingly versatile animals. This informative and encouraging guide, designed for kids ages 9 and up, explains everything children need to know to safely and successfully raise and show their own goats. In age-appropriate language, Gail Damerow offers expert advice on selecting, purchasing, housing, and feeding goats, as well as important information on goat behavior and the basics of goat health care. Discover how fun and rewarding keeping goats can be.
Explores the fun of raising goats, discussing selection, purchase, housing, feeding, health, behavior, breeding, and showing.
This book tells you everything you need to know about raising goats, including how to choose, buy, raise, and show all types, from pets to pack goats.
About the Author
Author Gail Damerow lives in Gainesboro, Tennessee, and operates a small-scale farm raising chickens and other farm animals. She has raised chickens since 1970 when she bought her first home, which "came with chickens." Gail has been a creative writing instructor at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville since 1988. She is the editor of Rural Heritage magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, and the author of several Storey titles for adults and children alike which include Your Chickens, Fences for Pasture and Garden, and The Perfect Pumpkin. She has been published in many periodicals, including Acres U.S.A., Backyard Poultry, and Dairy Goat Jounal as well. Gail's book for adults, The Chicken Health Handbook, is considered "Flawless" by Booklist (April 1994). Likewise, Ron Macher from Small Farm Today magazine has said of Gail's A Guide to Raising Chickens: "If you want to raise chickens, you can go out and buy A Guide to Raising Chickens and have it all. This is the best single book on chicken raising I have seen--it has solid practical advice, good 'how-to' tips, and covers everything. Buy this book."
Table of Contents
1 Different Goats for Different Folks
2 How to Think Like a Goat
3 Housing Your Goats
4 Feed According to Need
5 Breeding Your Does
6 Caring for Newborn Kids
7 Keeping Your Goats Healthy
8 Your Milk Goats
9 Your Fiber Goats
10 Your Draft and Pack Goats
11 Showing Your Goats
12 Management Reminders