Today's post is also my 2,000th published post. What a coincidence, and very timely since I'm already celebrating, don't you think?
Medical Record - I use this one to note the date kids were disbudded and by whom, when vaccines were given, when the goat was wormed, and any injuries or illnesses and how they were treated. It isn't really goat-specific so you can use it for dogs, cats, horses or whatever animal you might have.
I also print out a weight chart such as this one from Goat Connection for each goat. When I use my dressmaker's tape to measure the goat, I circle the corresponding weight on the chart and jot down the date next to it. It's important to know approximately how much your goat weighs so you can give the correct dose of medication or wormer when needed. It can be helpful to weigh even adult goats several times a year, as their weight will fluctuate with the seasons, kidding, and lactation.
Here is an article describing how, and a diagram showing where to give injections to goats, from Raising Goats for Dummies (affiliate link).
Thank you for celebrating Oak Hill Homestead blog's eighth birthday with me! I hope you've enjoyed the past week of "eights". I'm thankful for all of you who join me here each day.
Recordkeeping on the Homestead, Part One
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a