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  1. HomesteaderWife

    (RESOLVED) Lump On Goat's Bottom Jaw Area?

    July 1st, 2022 - We resolved the problem by observing his lump and the swelling went down on its own. Shortly after when cleaning their stall, I found a wasp nest with a few wasps at just about face level on the wall and have since taken care of it. We belive that he went near the wasp nest and...
  2. HomesteaderWife

    Anyone Work at Processors?

    Hey folks, a quick question. Anyone here work at a deer processors or have you in the past? I'm in the process of working with a new place here closer to home and I want to start picking up hides to tan from them this year. He told me that getting them to not hack the hides up would be the fun...
  3. HomesteaderWife

    Deworming Schedule

    Hi all, so we had issues with a new goat brought in a few months back and she ended up with Prohibit, Ivomec, and the booster supplement. She's a fight to give liquid to but will eat over food. Had her fecal reviewed about three months later, Coccidia (I had Corid) and they then gave her...
  4. HomesteaderWife

    Goat Emergency - Fine to Can't Stand Overnight

    EDIT: 1/20/2022 We sadly update that she passed away. For future reference - - Please scroll down to read the results of her veterinary visit. We will update and make posts with any progression updates good or bad. Hi everyone, I have a young female goat we have had for quite a few months who...
  5. HomesteaderWife

    Clicker Training Goats

    I am curious to see if anyone else here has ever used clicker training with their goat friends? If so, what have you trained them to do? Our two new additions are finally comfortable enough in their home and well socialized, and I want to begin clicker training with them. Something simple like...
  6. HomesteaderWife

    [Wanted] Young Goats in Alabama

    Hi folks, we are currently looking for someone around central Alabama range that has young goats for sale. No prefered breed! Please let us know what goats you have, breed and gender, and asking price. Thank you! Searching as of 10/16/2021
  7. HomesteaderWife

    Getting Started - Plans for Cattle in 2022 - Questions

    So I have not been terribly active here as of late, my apologies. But our plans are set to get a set of calves next year to raise and train as working oxen. Our hearts are set on Herefords for our pair. 2022 is our goal to get ready for our pair. As this will be the first time we've had cattle...
  8. HomesteaderWife

    Rabbit Breeds - Your Suggestions?

    So we're looking into rabbits again, and I want to do more research into the breeds and particularly their temperament. In the past, we've had New Zealand Whites in the past and did not have the best experience with them, and a mixed Lionhead who was alright but still not the best pal. Our...
  9. HomesteaderWife

    In Your Opinion

    So, I am not a goat expert, and I have only had a few over the years. But someone please tell me in your opinion, am I wrong in thinking this goat is in rough shape (to say it lightly) and probably not 2 years old? I can't believe these people asking $150 or trade...thumbnail (click to enlarge)....
  10. HomesteaderWife

    Happy Easter, BYH!

    Happy Easter, BYH friends! Hoping that today, you may be able to spend time with those you love in some way. Go show your herd animals a little extra care and affection too! If you're a believer, take some time to meditate on the true significance of today and take to heart what it really means...
  11. HomesteaderWife

    Merry Christmas

    Thanks everyone here at BackYard Herds for all you do to help others learn more about the care of their herd critters, the information you share, and all in all just thanks for being you. Happy Holidays everyone, and have a great New Year!
  12. HomesteaderWife

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving, BYH! Wishing everyone safe holiday travel and quality time with everyone you love including family, friends, and critter companions. May we be thankful for all the good things in life, and pray for those less fortunate and for our men and women overseas. Have a happy...
  13. HomesteaderWife

    Wooden Ornaments

    I wanted to go ahead and open a new version of my thread from last year again to see if there would be interest in our handmade, wood-burned ornaments featuring your breed of cattle, sheep, goat, chicken, duck, or any animal in a simple design. They make great Christmas gifts, and unique pieces...
  14. HomesteaderWife

    Homestead/Herder Vocabulary

    I’m working on a little something similar to a homesteader’s dictionary of sorts that simplifies common terms and breaks them down into examples maybe. That being said, I’d love some input of words you may commonly say about the homestead/farm/herd/flock but that other folks outside the realm...
  15. HomesteaderWife

    Tanning Game & Domestic Hides

    I talked a little bit in this thread called "Processing hides" about how we tan hides, and wanted to open an actual discussion, so people with questions could stop by and get answers from others who may tan themselves. I'll post some of my text from the other thread here, and also answer some of...
  16. HomesteaderWife

    Merry Christmas

    Wishing everyone a safe, warm, and joyous day with their loved ones. Hug your little ones, kiss your significant other, treat those wonderful little farm animals, and enjoy life. Merry Christmas!
  17. HomesteaderWife

    Wood-Burned Ornaments - ANY - $3

    Hello Backyard Herds! I have a similar post over on BYC for the chicken lovers, as I originally started off making ornaments with chicken designs, however I am here to see if there is interest in our handmade, wood-burned ornaments. While we started off with chickens and ducks as mentioned, I'd...
  18. HomesteaderWife

    Lethargic Doe

    I have a female goat who is around 4 months pregnant that on a normal day is loud, extremely active, and eating healthy. She has started to become very lethargic- laying around with her head tucked most of the day. She is rarely vocal, and her appetite has declined ALOT. Poop still looks good...
  19. HomesteaderWife

    Thoughts on Breed?

    So, we have had "Linda" now for over a year and I realized I have never posted here to ask for input on what breed she may be. She's about medium-sized height. Horns have stayed this short and not grown out much. About a year and a half old. The people that bred her said they come from distant...
  20. HomesteaderWife

    Wanted: Rabbit Hides

    I have updated this as of November 28th, 2017. I am looking to barter for rabbit hides, as I know there are a few folks on here that raise and process rabbits. I have a project in mind that I could use several for, with no particular colors or size in mind. I would like to barter with seed...