You’ve been doing great taking care of your new goats, and now it’s time to learn how to trim goat hooves!
(yay!) Welcome to farm life.
If you’re new to goat world, then you’ve come to the right place! Caring for goats just happens to be one of my specialties. About 6 years ago, we made the switch to raw goat’s milk and have never looked back. My kids (ages 9 & 11) milk our 3 family goats morning and night, and I jump in when it’s time to care for their other needs such as blood testing, herbal de-worming, breeding, trimming goat hooves, etc.
It’s important to trim your goat’s hooves every 3-4 months to help avoid hoof rot (a buildup of manure & dirt that breaks down the hoof), and help your goat’s legs stay aligned.
Supplies needed for Trimming Goat Hooves:
- Stanchion to hold goat
- Goat Hoof Trimming Shears
- a helper