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Breeds Size Comparison Chart
Pygmies are the smallest goat.
Goat FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Answers to questions people ask about Pygmy goats.
Goat Keeper's Library
Helpful and informative books that should be on every
goat keeper's shelves.
With patience and perseverance nearly all goats can
Happened to Elmer?
Doing right by your kids.
To Buy A Pygmy Goat
Questions you should ask
Peaceable Kingdom Does Not Exist
Keeping species separated is important for both animals and
(To Live) In A Barn
The story of Georgia, a lesson about the hazards of spoiling a bottle
Why being just a pet makes a goat so valuable.
Excerpts from Helpful Hints For Your Herd, a booklet for
new members of the North
Carolina Pygmy Goat Club.
Herbicides can linger in your barn waste. A warning from
our fellow goatkeeper and gardener, Laurie Getzandanner
Tips page for more helpful hints for around the farm.
There's a lot of new information about controlling
worms, you need to know this!
Let's take a quick look
Your Goat's Temperature
This is probably your most important health-related
Are your goats fat, thin or just right?
Hunting: How to Find A Vet
Your herd needs a vet, here's how to find one
A well stocked medicine chest makes goat keeping much
What they are and how to give them, by Laurie Getzandanner
An article by Laurie Getzendanner, this is a must read for
any animal lover.
The Link Between Calcium and Phosphorus in the Diet
An article by Sue Reith, this has a recipe for homemade CMPK
a Pregnancy Toxemia/Milk Fever remedy
Keeping it simple and routine is the key to a happy herd.
All you ever wanted to know about hay, the most important part
of any goat's diet.
The hazards of feeding fescue to goats.
to Know When
Recognizing the signs of impending birth.
the Tail Ligaments NEW
Best video showing this technique to know when a doe
is Not an Option
Normal kiddings happen fast, don't hesitate to check or
Caring for newborns kids.
Slip and a Miss
Causes of abortion in does and what you might do to prevent it.
Other Pygmy Goats, Kinders and Pygoras
Pygmies have helped create other breeds.
The World's Happiest Buck
Here is the story of our Sandman. He was our marker
buck, a buck that has been given a vasectomy and used to detect
does in heat. In his 10 years on duty he taught us a lot
about normal herd dynamics and the role bucks play in the free
roaming herds in Africa.
Development in Pygmy Goats
Fetuses do most of their growing the last 4 weeks of
gestation. This article is by Maxine Kinne, former NPGA
A simple lifesaving technique that any goat breeder needs to
Three articles about milking pygmies by the former NPGA HER
Chair, Maxine Kinne.
You Got 'Em, Milk 'Em
Really! You should!
Magnificent Milking Minis
Singing the praises of milking my pygmies.
To Hand Milk
Even if you don't intend to milk your pygmies for your
own consumption, you need to know how to do this! A
newborn kid's life may depend on it. This
is an excerpt from the book Starting Right With Milk Goats
by Helen Walsh.
How I do it.
Goat Wipes and Teat Dip
Great recipes from the Fiasco
Farm Website. Even if you don't milk the Goat Wipes are sure
our Milking Pygmies page for
Be The Judge
What is the judge looking for?
On the Road
Traveling tips for goats and goat shows.
This is our checklist for going to shows.
Whole New Kind of Show Goat
Our goats were the stars at a Southern Ideal Home Show.
I Had Goats
A poem by our friend Laurie Getzendanner
Our vet writes poetry. This was for Exceptional Detail
after Ellen assisted in her doeling's birth.
These links will open in a new window so you
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Clubs and Associations
Pygmy Goat Association
Carolina Pygmy Goat Club
Minis Great site for pygmy goat information, see the
Fias Co Farm This site has a lot of "how to's"
with great photos, great place for holistic goat supplies
Goat Info Lots of good articles, look under Dairy Goat
Info and Health and Wellness.
Huge site with lots of links, goat care articles
The American Consortium
for Small Ruminant
Parasite Control FAMACHA parasite control program
of Maryland Small Ruminant Site Extensive articles and
The Biology of
the Goat The website is great and the CD is a must-have
Carolina Agricultural Review A free online classified
newsletter for NC farmers