FAQs Are Posted!

Check out the chicken FAQs on my new FAQ page.

Hey! What about writing about goats?


Sorry, Caper, but I’m a beginner at goat care. You boys are still tricking teaching me.


  1. You can just see “trouble” in those eyes.
    Terry can you keep yourself from kissing that nose?

  2. I can’t get enough of those cute fluffy bodies and that rabbit hopping in the snow….WAY too cute! Terry..is there a link to the FAQ page?

    • We didn’t put a side-bar link, but anywhere you see “FAQ” and it’s underlined, is a link. Is that enough? We’ve debated what to do. Don’t want the main page to get too cluttered, but also want people to be able to navigate easily.

  3. Thanks so much, this a just wonderful and much appreciated for us newbies. And I have to also agree that Caper has that sinister look of trouble or how can I get into trouble look about him. We so love watching your gang that’s quickly become part of our family.

  4. Already had a look and I know I will have much fun reading all. Terry Thank you and Happy New Year to you All family hencam

  5. Going to have to find some caprine models – one of the gallery where I sell my work asks me if I did goats! There has been a lot of enquiries for goat pictures this Christmas and there were none in the gallery!

    I’ll have to track down some local goats, meanwhile I’ll tune in to goat-cam more often ;-)

    Must strike while the iron’s hot … and all that!


  6. Terry I thank you so much for this website and also for your FAQ’s page. You have helped me remember a lot about raising chickens. I raised chickens when I was a teenager and my parents raised chickens and sold eggs when I was very young. I am interested in the goats. We have a large place here and I sometimes think about getting at least one to help me with the grass but I’m not really sure when kind I would get or if I really want to do that. Like you I am an animal lover. RIght now I have 2 chickens, 2 dogs and 3 cats. In the end, I look forward to seeing more info on your FAQ’s page be it about chickens or goats.

    • To cut the grass you need sheep! My goats don’t eat grass – but they’ll eat the roses, the poison ivy, the trees, the goldenrod…

      • If they eat the poison ivy I would greatly appreciate that. Along the edge of our large field it’s loaded with it. People have told me to use round up on it but the roots are way up in the woods. It’s suppose to work even better if you spray in on the roots. I’d rather a more enviromentally safe way—a goat would be nice. Plus we have a lot of brush that I think they might like as well.

        • You have to want goats just to want goats too:) I couldn’t believe how fast my boys cleared the back scrub. They’ll be here long after the invasive buckthorn is gone. BTW, you can’t keep one lonely goat. Must have at least two!

          • Thanks for the information. I could keep two. I have enough space. We have about 13 or 14 acres here.

    • Eggers was fine. She was sulking that she was molting. If she was one of the Snow White’s Seven Dwarves, she’d be Grumpy.

  7. The hen’s nest boxes sure are empty real estate these days; I’ll be watching to see when the egg-laying resumes. Thanks to your blog, I’m now conscious of how the hens pair-up on the roost. I can see how the hens fluff up their feathers for better insulation. I still have some old feather pillows; I’m sure they are filled with chicken feathers – not the more expensive but softer goose down.

    • They’ll start laying again at the end of February. But, I’ve got a number of 7-year old chickens. They’re in retirement. I don’t know how many eggs I’ll be getting this year.