Nigerian Dwarf Goats 201 is the second book in a series of four on the breed and it describes the decisions to consider when choosing your first goats, how to select good goats, how to prepare for them, and the basics on how to care for your first Nigerian Dwarf goats. It also includes appendices with a downloadable goat health record form, downloadable shopping lists, and a glossary of common goat definitions.
Nigerian Dwarf goats are increasingly popular because they’re small, low maintenance, adorable, useful, and incredibly productive for their size. They don’t require pastures, are easily handled and housed, and can provide milk, meat, companionship, weed control, and fertilizer.
Goat’s milk is preferred over cow’s milk in most of the world, and folks here are starting to catch on in a big way. There’s a growing population segment that desires greater control over the food they eat, and they find that Nigerian Dwarf goats help them accomplish that goal. And since Nigerian Dwarves are about the size of a medium to large dog, they’re an easy homestead addition — no matter if the homestead is large, small, rural, suburban, or urban.
But, there hasn’t been much written on the specifics of how to get started and succeed with these smaller dairy goats. So, this series of books on Nigerian Dwarf goats is intended to help goat owners at various stages of knowledge find reliable answers to their questions. The information is presented in several smaller books so that you can purchase only the portion applicable to your needs.
In this second book you’ll learn:
• How to find and choose the best goats (and right number) for your individual situation
• How to prepare for housing and feeding them as well as the supplies you’ll need
• What’s needed for routine daily care and how to do it
• What’s needed for basic goat health care and how to care for them
Other books in the series include:
Nigerian Dwarf Goats 301: Bucks, Breeding & Kidding
Nigerian Dwarf Goats 401: Herd Credentials & Income Sources