Evergreen Desert raises ADGA registered and pet quality Nigerian Dwarf goats and hatch Maran and Maran X Americauna chickens. Our sweet goats are managed holistically with alfalfa, natural forage amongst our pines and sage and we include minerals and essential oils as their primary care. We use a Corn/BOSS/Sweet Feed- mix for our lactating does, and all kids are dam raised, with lots of human interaction to keep them friendly and social. All our does are naturally polled so most kids do not need to be disbudded. Kids can be purchased horned if not registered and will be disbudded (if they have horns) when registered. We love our animals and raise them in tough climates so they are naturally hardy and our time spent with them makes them friendly and easy to keep. In addition to our holistic practices our goats are annually tested for common ruminant illnesses. Our chicks are limited availability in the spring months (March-May). Sometimes we will offer 1-2 year old chickens to thin out our flock-rather than keep them to cull, as they have many laying years left. We have kept 2 special chickens for 7 years and they are still laying!
Herbal (1)-Conventional (10) 1-10 Scale:
We do not believe that vaccination programs are beneficial, in fact they have proven to cause more problems rather than benefitting the animals. All animals are born with a natural immune system that is robust and complete. We have had animals in the past that were vaccinated and found them to experience far more harm than the animals we've kept since discontinuing the practice. Essential oils and herbs have proven to work well in preventative medicine and holistic care. We avoid all GMO- and SOY products, and feed is of the best quality available-and mostly organically sourced. We love to utilize Azure Standard for much of our homemade chicken food mix! The essential oils we use are Doterra.
We do not de-worm unless fecals come back high. We haven't had that happen yet as we live in a mostly dry climate and use Oregano oil in the water. If we were facing this issue we would use D.E. and are looking into adding Fir Meadow GI Soother as another preventative treatment (especially for the kidding season).Vaccination Protocols: