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Are Goats the New Chicken?

By November 7, 2012

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I was just reading about how Colorado's Bear Creek Regional Park brings in 500 Cashmere goats twice a year to clear out weeds. The weeds are a fire hazard, but the park has a 2 acre organic community garden and they don't want to use chemicals. Goats really will eat just about anything - and everything. They also provide free fertilizer and aerate the soil. Win, win, win.

My brother was given a pet goat, as a toddler. (Don't ask.) I wasn't around yet, but I've heard he did a good job of keeping his yard cleared of vegetation. I hear a lot about keeping chickens, could goats be the next livestock to go urban? I'd love to hear from any of you who keep goats.

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