Pygmy Goat Breed Overview
Origin & History of the Pygmy Goat
Wethers: A male goat that can no longer reproduce
Milking Does: Females that are in milk
Pregnant Does: Females that are pregnant
The Lifespan Of A Pygmy Goat
Pygmy Goat Colors
How to Care For a Pygmy Goat
Housing a Pygmy Goat
Bedding: Pine Vs. Straw
Tip: Use spilled hay as a substrate.
Feeding a Pygmy Goats
Wethers: Wether can develop urinary stones very easily. Feed them carefully. They need balanced amounts of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and protein.
Bucks: Bucks also develop urinary stones frequently. They need the same balanced amount as wethers. If you are using your bucks for breeding, they will need extra food. Depending on their size, breeding bucks will need about 2 cups of alfalfa pellets a day.
Dry doe’s: You can give them the same amount of food as your wethers and bucks. Though they probably don’t need as much food as the bucks. You can start with about 2 cups a day and adjust as needed. Overweight does may have difficulty delivering kids and getting pregnant.
Pregnant doe’s: Pregnant does need more food than dry does, but be careful not to overfeed them. It is recommended that their feed is approximately 16% protein.
Milking doe’s: Milking does need twice the amount of feed than pregnant does. They also need an increased amount of water at all times.
Kids: Kids get most of their nutrition from their mothers for about the first 2 years. They will start to graze on grain and hay at about 1 week old. At 10 weeks old, you can start to wean kids from their mothers.
Feeding Minerals To Your Pygmy Goat
Clean, freshwater must be accessible 24/7. Goats need a lot of water. Scrub out the water buckets or trough frequently or as needed to keep the buckets in good shape.
Breeding A Pygmy Goat
When is it time to breed a doe?
How long is a pygmy goat pregnant?
Anatomy of the hoof:
How to tell spot an overgrown hoof:
Where to trim the hoof:
Mastitis (milking does)
White muscle disease
How Do You Dehorn A Pygmy Goat?
Questions About Pygmy Goats
Can you milk a pygmy goat?
Do pygmy goats make good pets?
How big is a full-grown pygmy goat?
Do pygmy goats stay small?
Do pygmy goats get lonely?
Are they used for meat?
What are pygmy goats like?
Final Thoughts About The Pygmy Goat