So I have this running joke. I keep telling my Mom that someday, a few years after college and I find a good husband(hopefully) that she and Dad are going to come visit "The Zoo". I love animals! I want chickens, Horses, Barn cats, a few dogs and GOATS! I've already got the horse part taken care of, Cats and dogs.. well they aren't too hard to find. But.. I don't know a darn thing about goats!
They are herbivores, correct? So a bit of yard, and some hay? What about grain? Are they the type of animal that can survive off of anything, or do they need a complete and balanced diet? Are there certain things they should never eat?
Can they be taught to lead, tie.. what about bathing?
I don't really want the "Backyard" bred type. If you know what I mean. What are the good blood lines? What makes a good quality goat?
What about common ailments? What health problems to look out for?
And anything else you think I should know!!