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Keeping Pygmy Goats

Keeping Pygmy Goats

                            Christine Fuller from Kent Smallholders Group passes on her experiences of keeping pygmy goats, describing her first encounters as well as giving some valuable dos and don’ts for anyone considering keeping them. Our first goats were ‘pygoras’ – pygmy goats crossed with an angora goat. Their names were Lillie and Rosie, and they […]

Keeping Goats in the Garden

Keeping Goats in the Garden

With recent interest in keeping goats we asked reader Carmel Smith shares her experience of keeping goats in her suburban garden. The other day I caught a couple of dog-walking strangers peeping through a gap in my hedge and pointing. This happens to us all the time because we keep goats in our suburban garden. […]

Keeping Native Breeds

Keeping Native Breeds

Benjamin Crosby looks at why it might be wise to sacrifice a little production for the relative ease of keeping hardy native breeds which often thrive on foraging in the British environment. Native breeds are those created solely in Great Britain. There is a great, often overlooked, selection to choose from, and a breed for […]

Homeopathy for Animal Health

Homeopathy for Animal Health

Homeopathy is viewed with a degree of cynicism in some sectors of animal husbandry, but is practised mainly by keepers intent on high standards of welfare. Heidi M. Sands, herself a convert, investigates: See Also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/natural-medicines/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/old-cures-for-poultry-ailments/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/call-to-end-routine-farm-antibiotic-use/   Homeopathy is widely regarded as an alternative form of medicine understood to have been recognised and […]

Keeping Goats

Keeping Goats

Felicity Stockwell explains what is necessary for keeping goats on a small-scale. See also: Keeping Sheep Fostering a Donkey Companion Animals on the Home Farm       If you have a small plot of land or a largish garden there is no doubt that having your own dairy goat is one of the most […]

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