One of the things I don’t love about the herbal supplement powders I provide to my goats is that they often sift through the feed and end up an uneaten powder at the bottom of the dishes. My goats love when I made herbal balls for them, but I don’t want to have to make them for the daily supplements, like the Kop-Sel. I’ve been making the herbal balls weekly when I give them DWorm, but it seemed like there must be an easier way. Like maybe in some sort of goat treat.
Imagine if your breakfast came right from your backyard homestead? With the help of some livestock, that dream could easily become a reality. I start every day milking the goats and, on my way back from the milking parlor, I swing by the coop for some fresh duck, chicken, and quail eggs. Throw in some homemade bread and bacon from a local farmer and I am able to serve my family a breakfast for champions.
Animals are an integral part of the homestead. Regardless of the size of your homestead, there are probably animals you can keep that will help you live more self-sufficiently. If you are just getting started or you have a smaller backyard homestead, quail, chickens, and rabbits are a great start. If you have some experience under your belt or you have more land to spread out on, goats and ducks are great options.
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Funk Fixer is a blend of very nutritive herbs in a treat form. It’s perfect for ill, senior, failing to thrive, or recovering goats. Many people give it to rescue goats and goats under stress. We give it when we can’t quite figure out what’s up, but we know something isn’t right. That isn’t to say we give it as a bandaid. When something is wrong with your goat, it’s important to diagnose what the problem is. Better Daze is just to help while you figure out what’s going on.
You may have heard all sorts of talk about rotating wormers and wormers loosing effectiveness over time. You may also be concerned about withdrawal times and chemicals leaching into the goat’s milk and/or meat. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you didn’t have to worry about that? A natural herbal wormer might be just what you’re looking for.
This is just my opinion, but the way I see it, chemical wormers are essentially just poisons. You’re poisoning the parasites and hopefully not poisoning your goat.
This was a year of triplets for our dairy goats. One set was bottle raised, but the other set stayed with mama to be dam raised. Sadie, the mama of the dam raised kids, had a healthy appetite, but the herbal goat treat, Milk Money, gave her that pep she needed to keep her supply where the demand was. Abby, the other mama, was a different story. See, I got her as a new first freshener. Neither she nor I had any clue what we were doing. To say there were bumps along the way would be a serious understatement.
You may have heard that your goats need a selenium supplement and/or copper supplement and for many goat owners that’s true. This is because the soil across most of North America is deficient, therefore growing deficient plants. Living in a deficient area myself, I offer my goats a natural selenium supplement involving herbs.
Selenium deficiency is mostly noted during and after pregnancy both in the doe and any resulting kids.
There are plenty of lists of toxic and unsafe plants for chickens, but it is very hard to find plant options that can be used in your chicken area. I have compiled a list of plants that are deemed chicken-safe. The following plants are appropriate and worry-free for the areas chickens roam. The list tells you the zone said plant grows in as well as if the plant is an annual or perennial.