Many people who raise goats also prefer to raise them as naturally as possible and avoid chemical products. You may choose to do this with your goats as well.
Why go natural? If you are sensitive to chemicals you may wish to avoid them, and treat your goats the way you would yourself; for a more natural milk, if you are raising goats for their milk; and especially if you are raising meat goats, many prefer to avoid chemicals for the better quality and taste of the meat. It is also better for the environment to avoid using chemicals when raising goats.
Ultimately it is up to you; there are advantages and disadvantages to both ways.
Here are some tips on raising goats without chemicals:
- There are many online stores that specialize in goat supplements and natural herbal wormers.
- Garlic is a natural wormer and many goats actually like the taste.
- Supplementing with a fresh carrot daily provides more one-on-one time with your goat(s) and is beneficial to overall health.