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Raising Goats for Dummies

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Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats.

Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for

Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set u
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 8th 2010 by Wiley Publishing (first published 2010)
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Mary Elizabeth Strate
Jun 21, 2012 Mary Elizabeth Strate rated it it was ok
This spring the boys spotted a miniature goat wandering round a carpark in St-Chrysostome. We all fell in love with her but sadly she was returned to her owner after almost a month. MadMummy immediately bought a herd of goats with the hopes that I would never again have to cut the grass. NannyGoat, Ziege, Cabreta, Thing One, and Thing Two are welcome additions for our family even if they are useless at keeping the garden trim. This book gave me some insight into why barking housewives should ...more
Jun 07, 2015 Lana rated it it was amazing
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This is a really a great book for a person thinking about raising goats. By the time I was done I realized a goat would not be a good pet for me. However, I think that reading such a good book can keep a person from having someone to rescue the goat when you realize the pet isn't for you.
Kathryn L. Chadwick
Very educational.

This is one of the most comprehensive and informative books I have read about raising goats I highly recommend this to anyone just getting started with goats. It was easy to read and well-written.

Keith Veeder
Mar 01, 2015 Keith Veeder rated it it was amazing
Only book I've seen so far that teaches you how to teach your goat and the people who will be around your goats how to behave.
May 04, 2016 Peggy rated it really liked it
Not necessarily the best "goat book," at least so say the reviews. As a new goat owner I'm collecting books and hurriedly reading everything I can get my hands on. I'm finding several different books are good in their own way, and perhaps just to reinforce what another book said, or remind you of something important - or line things up in a different format that's easier to scan through ... or whatever.

We are NOT raising our Boer goats as meat goats, and yes, I don't like reading about that. It
Overall, I liked the set-up of this book. I read it cover to cover rather than skipping around. This meant it was repetitive at times. I had some misconceptions about goats before. I didn't realize they weren't really grazers, nor did I understand that you really have to commit to more than 1 goat for companionship. I also didn't realize how much of the vegetation in my yard would be harmful to them. The work load, even for "just" a pet, is more than I am willing to commit to. This means in ...more
May 04, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
Very helpful reference. My family has had goats for about 9 months and we are learning as we go. We had our first live birth twins this week and they are doing great. We are better prepared for the next set thanks to this book and the advice of a few fellow goat farmers. This book is easily read as a whole, or skip to the chapter you need. When faced with a question, pull it up and find the answer. Well done!
Apr 02, 2012 Jeffrey rated it liked it
Very in depth book on all aspects of raising goats. I sure learned alot about goats that I didn't know.
Jul 19, 2016 Andy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of really good information, will definitely come back to this. I liked that the book also included plans to build various feeders, beds, etc.
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