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Resources & Links

  • Mother Earth News
  • The Old Farmers’ Almanac
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension System
  • Madison County Cooperative
  • Alabama Farmers Cooperative
  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Homesteading Today / Forum
  • Off The Grid News
  • Goats

    Getting Your Goat(s)

  • 21 Things You Should Know About Goats Before You Start a Goat Farm
  • Debunking 9 Ill-conceived Notions about Pet Goats
  • Choosing a Dairy Goat Breed
  • Caring for Your Goats

  • Basic Goat Health and Husbandry
  • Raising Goats for Dummies Cheat Sheet
  • Goat Guide (.pdf)
  • Digestive System of Goats (.pdf)
  • Calculating Goat Body Weights
  • Goat Information, Care, Heath & Husbandry​​ @ Fias Co Farm
  • Dairy Goat Record (.pdf)
  • The Dairy Goat Digest
  • Hoof Trimming

  • Healthy Feet
  • How to Trim Your Goat's Hooves
  • Essential Goat Hoof Trimming Tips
  • Parasites

  • Internal Parasites in Goats: Preventing Infection
  • How to Wage War on Worms and Coccidia in Goats
  • Worms: Resistance, Tolerance, Susceptibility
  • Goat Parasites: Management and Control (.pdf)
  • Disease and Ailments

  • Common Diseases and Health Problems in Sheep and Goats (.pdf)
  • Caprine Arthritic Encephalitis (CAE) - The Silent Killer
  • Johnes Disease
  • Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL)
  • Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) in Goats & Sheep (.pdf)
  • Diarrhea A Symptom of a Problem, Not the Problem Itself
  • Coccidiosis
  • Urinary Calculi in Goats
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in Goats & More MUCH MORE
  • Foot Rot and Foot Scald in Goats & Sheep (.pdf)
  • Medications

  • FussBudget Farm's Goat Supply and Medication Check-List (.pdf)
  • Goat Medications and How to Use Them
  • Medications Commonly Used in Goats and Withdrawal Times
  • Vaccination Protocol for a Goat Herd .(pdf)
  • Health Record – Downloadable Template (.xls)
  • Vaccines (Toxoids) VS Anti-toxins

  • Toxoid or Anti-toxin?
  • Toxic Plants

  • Toxic Plants and the Common Caprine
  • Poisonous Plants to Goats TSC
  • Poisonous Plants of the Southeastern United States (.pdf)
  • Gestation Calculator

  • AGS Gestation Calculator
  • Milking

  • How to Milk a Goat - With Pictures
  • Milking Nigerian Dwarfs (YouTube)
  • Bottle Feeding

  • Bottle Feeding 101
  • Dairy Goat Body Condition

  • Dairy Goat Body Condition Scoring (YouTube)
  • Blood Draws

  • How To: Goat Blood Draws
  • How to Draw Blood on a Goat (YouTube)
  • BioTracking CGR Diagnostic Laboratory (Alabama)
  • Disbudding

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Disbudding
  • Disbudding - Nigerian Dwarf Goats
  • How to Disbud & Dehorn A Baby Goat
  • Tattooing

  • ADGA Tattoo Policy & How to Tattoo a Dairy Goat
  • Tattooing a Goat (YouTube)
  • Goat Registry Tattoos Approved for Use in the he Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program
  • Colors & Coat Patterns

  • Common Nigerian Dwarf Goat Coat Patterns
  • ND Suggested Colors & Patterns
  • Livestock Guardian Animals

  • Livestock Guardian Animals (.pdf)
  • Supplies

  • Jeffers Livestock
  • Breeders

  • Lil' Hill Farm - Hillsboro, Alabama
  • Creekbend Meadows - Pisgah, Alabama
  • LNL MiniFarm - Henagar, Alabama
  • Dixie Dairy Nigerians - Como, Mississippi
  • Associations

  • ADGA American Dairy Goat Association
  • AGS American Goat Society
  • ANDDA Explaination of Pedigree - Letters, Numbers and Symbols
  • Forums

  • The Goat Spot
  • Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
  • Chickens

  • Backyard Chickens
  • Backyard Chickens / Forum
  • Housing Backyard Chickens (.pdf)
  • Chickens In the Road
  • Fresh Eggs Daily
  • Quail

  • That Quail Place
  • Backyard Quail
  • Raising Coturnix Quail
  • Raising Gamebirds .pdf
  • Incubating Eggs In Small Quantities (.pdf)
  • Gamebird Breeder Directory (@BYC)
  • That Quail Place / Forum
  • Bees

  • How to set up your first beehive
  • Bee Source
  • Food Preserving

  • PickYourOwn.org
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation
  • Soap Recipes & Tutorials

  • How to make cold processed (castile) soap in 13 steps; a tutorial
  • Making Castile Soap
  • Cold Process Soap
  • Cold Process Soapmaking Series by Soap Queen TV
  • Oatmeal Goat's Milk Soap
  • How To Make Your Own Soap
  • Cold Process/then Oven Processing
  • Lining Wooden Soap Molds
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