Some time ago I shared with you the ten items I think are must-haves for goat owners. Those items were "equipment" rather than "consumables". In other words, equipment is something that you buy once (unless it gets lost or broken or you want more than one) and consumables are things that you use up and must buy again.
So here, in no particular order, are my top five must-have-on-hand consumables for goats:
2. Herbal wormer - There are also several sources of herbal wormers such as Fir Meadow and Molly's Herbals; I use one from Hoegger Goat Supply but as I write this it is temporarily unavailable. If you don't use an herbal wormer, you will want to have commercial (chemical) wormers on hand.
3. Molasses - I mix the herbal wormer powder with molasses to make wormer balls. Molasses mixed in warm water is a treat for a cold goat in the winter and provides energy to a tired doe that has just kidded.
There are, of course, many items in my animal first-aid kit that I consider pretty essential too, but we can take a look inside that on another day.
Some of these items can be purchased from online sources such as Amazon, Hoegger Farmyard or Jeffer's Livestock, and you might find them at your local feed store or a farm store such as Tractor Supply. Others can be purchased at the grocery store.
What consumable items are on your must-have list?
Ten Must-Have Items for Goat Keepers
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