How to Get Started Raising Goats
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How to Get Started Raising Goats

from choosing the breed to daily care
3.2 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Kristin Duke
Last updated 11/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the breed of goat best suited to their goals and situation.
  • Choose which specific goats they want to get.
  • Provide daily care and routine maintenance for their goats to keep them happy and healthy.
  • Deal with worm and parasite issues in their goats.
  • Gather all of the required supplies for housing, fencing, feeding and medical care for their goats.
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  • Students need to only bring their desire to learn about goats and their questions.

Raising goats can be a fun and rewarding experience.  Not only can goats be wonderful pets (they are quite like dogs in many aspects), they can also give back or contribute to your household (or homestead) by way of milk and dairy products.

Learn How to Successfully Raise Goats:

  • Become familiar with common goat terminology.
  • Figure out what goat breed is best for your goals, resources & situation.
  • Make a smart decision on where to purchase your first goats from.
  • Decide what qualities are most important for the specific goats you are going to get.
  • Prepare their housing and outside area all within your time, budget and resource constraints.
  • Gather all of the supplies necessary to take care of your new goats.
  • Learn what daily care and routine maintenance your new goats will need.

Getting started raising goats can seem overwhelming.  There is so much information, spread out in so many places. Many resources have conflicting information because different situations call for different herd management techniques.  It can be time-consuming and confusing trying to find what the right ways to get started are.  This course has compiled all of the essential information you will need to make the RIGHT decisions for YOUR situation as you first get started with your new goats.  

The course is broken down into 6 sections with a total of 14 video and PPT lectures to make getting started raising goats as easy as 1-2-3.  

If you are interested in learning about how to raise goats, this course will help you master the information needed to do so, quickly and easily.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students thinking about getting started raising goats.
  • This course is for students who are overwhelmed and unsure of where to start with new goats.
  • This course if for students who are unsure what supplies and daily care goats will need.
  • This course is NOT for students who are advanced goat keepers and have basic goat raising knowledge.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Introduction to Getting Started Raising Goats
1 Lecture 02:22

Welcome to Raising Goats:  From choosing the breed to daily care.  This course is broken down into 4 sections which have been developed to give you a solid foundation for choosing your first goats through caring from them each day.

Preview 02:22
Basic Goat Terminology
1 Lecture 07:38

You will learn common terms for goats:

  • anatomy
  • gender
  • health
  • and more!
Goat Terms
How to Choose Your First Goats
2 Lectures 12:38

After watching, you will be able to choose the right breed for your situation.

Preview 03:49

This lecture will allow you to choose the specific new goats you want go get.  You will be able to:

  • Identify good breeders to buy from
  • Identify qualities you want in a specific goat
  • Decide if you want registered or unregistered goat
  • and much more!
Factors to Consider When Choosing Your First Goat
Essential Goat Supplies
6 Lectures 33:56

You will be able to decide what type of housing you will keep your goats in taking into account:

  • time
  • money
  • size
  • your capabilities & resources
Goat Housing Options

You will be learn how much pasture space you need for your new goats.

How Much Pasture do Goats Need?

You will be able to:

  • Define & identify different types of fencing options
  • Decide on the best fencing for your situation, taking into account:
    • time
    • budget
    • resources
Goat Fencing Options

Feed & Feeding Supplies

Additional Goat Supplies

After watching this lecture, you will know what essential medical supplies you need to keep your goats healthy.

Preview 03:57
Daily Care & Routine Maintence
3 Lectures 13:19
Daily Care Needs

This video will teach you how to properly trim and maintain your goats hooves.

Hoof Trimming

You will be able to:

  • Define what worms & parasites are
  • Identify signs your goat may have a worm overload
  • Treat your goat for worms
  • Decrease chances of worms in your herd
1 Lecture 01:13
About the Instructor
Kristin Duke
3.8 Average rating
5 Reviews
32 Students
2 Courses
Homesteader/Farmer at MrAnimal Farm

I am a co-owner, alongside my husband Justin, of MrAnimal Farm, LLC.  

MrAnimal Farm is a mini-farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  We raise Nigerian Dwarf goats and several breeds of chickens (including Silkies, Orpingtons and Marans).  We are avid gardeners and homesteaders.  

Our goal is to provide quality animals to customers as well as to help educate and inform those wanting to take part in homesteading endeavors.  In our "city life"  (before we move to the farm) we both held roles that involved teaching and training others.  We are now melding that teaching expertise with our homesteading knowledge to help simplify things for others just getting started.  To this end, we published an eBook line on Kindle "Homesteading Made Easy as 1-2-3" in 2015 to which we add new books regularly.