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Your Goats: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Paperback – January 8, 1993
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From the Back Cover
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
About the Author
Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry, Countryside, and Rural Heritage magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.
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I must say I chose WELL. If you absolutely do not know anything about goats this book is a good intro into wetting the brain for more input. I didn't put it down once I picked it up feeling like all the fancy words people were using in the forums or websites now made complete sense. By no means is this a be all end all book-do get more books that go into greater detail like nutrition, breeds, housing, and the like. This book isn't thorough on all that has to do with goat owning. No book will have that kind of information but Your Goats is a great start for beginners.
My nitpicks are I would like to see it updated with nods to additional breeds including newer ones (like Kinder or Pygora ) along with a bigger breeder list (both on and off the web addresses included), a few more additional books specifically to nutrition and/or treating the goats naturally.
The last one isn't a must have but it is nice to know that you can treat them without reverting to powerful chemicals. Again great book for beginners, maybe even experienced people who left the goat world and now are coming back can benefit from some foundational brush up. This one will be well loved for a while.
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