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i adopted a goat

NOW WHAT

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four2bmws

Asked by four2bmws at 4:01 PM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Pets

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  • Well, you should probably figure out where you are going to house it. You should find a grain store and buy some hay or straw for them to lay on and some grain for it to eat. You will have to buy at least two dishes for it. One to hold water and one for food. Good luck!

    Can I ask if you have no idea what to do with one, then why did you adopt it?
    MamaRoberts

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 4:06 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Goats love to climb. Prepare yourself to see your goat in the apple trees, on shed roofs, and even on your vehicle. They're very smart and need a lot of mental stimulation or they'll get into all sorts of trouble. Don't hang your clothes out to dry where your goat can get to them...seem to be very yummy to a goat's digestive tract.

    GOOD LUCK!
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 4:12 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Milk it?!?!?!
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 4:13 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • They will eat any thing too.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 4:14 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • awww...get him a salt block! They love to lick salt blocks....
    LuvMyMedic3ID

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 4:26 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • You should consider finding a second goat to keep it happy. Goats are herd animals and very lonely without some sort of companionship. You'll need to buy either goat chow or a mix from a feed store, as well as a good quality hay. You will also need to learn to trim it's hooves yourself, or pay someone else to do so (and good luck on finding someone because goat foot people are in short supply). I'd suggest ordering/buying a good book on goat care ~ Storey's guide to raising goats is a good starter book.

    As other people mentioned, housing (a walk in shed is ok if your winters aren't too bad, a sturdy water bucket, a feed pan, and something to keep hay off the ground. Also, you need baking soda. Asap. Goats who eat things they shouldn't, or who have their feed switched suddenly can 'bloat'. Plain baking soda should ALWAYS be available. They eat it like we eat tums ~ and know when they need it. You can msg me if you like.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:25 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Wonderful ! I love goats ! They're intelligent as dogs. Many will come when called and follow you around wanting affection... The goat will need a shed or barn and straw and hay. Goats are browsers rather than grazers. So,---keep her / him away from your bushes. But, they love to eat weeds. Get a good goat raising book from the bookstore or library. GOOD LUCK !!!
    IndigoRose

    Answer by IndigoRose at 2:55 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

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