The majority of the time, your goat doesn’t need you and will kid during the one moment you turn your back. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen that way 100% of the time. No matter how seasoned you are with goats, you probably live in fear of the time where the doe really does need your help when she gives birth.
I heard that goats were a great addition to the homestead because they practically pay for themselves. Between milk savings and the money you get from selling goat kids, we would hardly shell out anything to keep these goats. Ha! I’m glad I had heard the same information about chickens several years before and debunked it, so I knew to take this wisdom with a grain of salt. Honestly, the idea that raising goats will “break even” is laughable.
Let’s face it. Our goats are more than just livestock. They’re spoiled rotten. Often the TLC we provide does more than spoil the goats, though, it offers health benefits as well. It’s it awesome when it happens that way? That happens to be the case with a sleeping shelf. Joint support and foot rot prevention are just a couple of the reasons why your goats will benefit from a shelf.