Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bramble Patch Kinder Mi Pippin

BPK Mi Pippin

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Kinder Goats

The Kinder goat has been in existence for over 20 years but there are still many that have never heard of this wonderful little goat. This is my main reason for starting this blog.

The Kinder goat is a mid-size dual purpose animal that gives such wonderful sweet tasting milk and will also provide a very good meat carcass. This little goat can be kept in a small amount of space. A couple of little does could be kept in a large back yard that provides shelter from the elements and good high fencing so the goat can be kept in. I say a couple of does because goats are a very social animal and like company of their own kind.

Good hay and clean water should be provided at all times. They will need their feet trimmed on a regular basis. All feed needs to be kept up off the ground, this will cut down on the internal parasite problem that all goats are effected by.

If you plan on milking the does then you are going to need a milk stanchion. One kept just off of the main housing for your goats would be ideal. This is where we keep our grain supply that we feed to our goats each day. A good latch is advised for the door going into this area because goats are very curious and they are going to want to see what is being kept here. Over eating of grain can cause sickness and sometimes death.

Goats are wonderful companions and love affection. Not only will they provide milk, milk products and meat but they will provide much love to their owner or owners.