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Fun Goat Facts
Did you know???
a baby goat is called a kid... and that when a goat gives birth, it's called kidding! haha! really it's true.
goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated
a goat will eat about 2-4 pounds of hay per day
a goat will drink about 2-3 gallons of water per day! of course that amount will depend on how much milk she is making
did you know that there are many diseases contractible from goats to humans? ... so be careful!
goat herds kept in confinement (particularly in barns without access to pasture) must be de-horned at birth. Why? if not de-horned, they have great capacity to hurt or kill each other, since they have no place to escape from each other as they would in the wild.
Kidding your goats is an exciting and busy time! since goats are seasonal breeders, they tend to have their babies all at the same time too. We've compiled some tips and articles to help you be succes…
GOAT EYES Did you know that goats can see what is behind them without turning around? Goats have strange rectangular pupils that allow them to see 320 degrees around them! This gives them the ability to see predators more easily, even while grazing. They can also rotate more than 50 degrees per eye, which is 10 times that of the human eye. Keeps them alive and out of predators' way! Pretty amazing isn't it?!