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Subject: Looking for books on farm animal care
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 6:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I am thinking about getting a couple of animals as pets, and am looking for books to help me decide which animals would be appropriate.  Does anyone have any books about caring for:

  • goats
  • sheep
  • laying hens
  • mini horses?

I tried to search for them here at PBS, but ended up with a bunch of kids books ("Barney's Favorite Farm Animals.")  :-/  I'm not looking for a deal, just some help with finding good books.  Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 10:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2008
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If all else fails your public library may have some good books.

I have a little website with a page devoted to Country Life.  I have links to several websites with info on raising animals and other country living skills.  Here are a couple of links:







 I have a good book called "Raising Milk Goats the Modern Way" by Jerry Belanger.  I think he wrote several books on the subject. 

You'll probably have better luck buying books or finding them at the library.  This sort of thing doesn't seem to be as readily available here at PBS, IMO.

Good luck in your search!

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 9:39 AM ET
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I sure wish there was a way to retrieve our post when it disappears before we've finished typing it! 

Anyway, I won't retype it all, but I want to add, that book, or anything, essays even, by Jerry Belanger, is wonderful.

That book is great, and there are so many like it.  But, I'm popping in to let you know about his magazine.  Countryside & Small Stock Journal.  We subscribe to that on and off for so many years.  Good luck.