The present study was conducted in Etawah District of U.P. to understand the goat rearing practices by rural families. Data were collected on II independent variables in relation to one dependent variable i.e: adoption behaviour. The study revealed that majority of the respondents fed salt (53.33%) and colostrum (83.33%) and extra concentrates to lactating and pregnant goats (80.67%). Segregating sick animals from the farm, treatment of sick animal by veterinarians and feeding prescribed medicines, leaving milk at advanced stage of pregnancy, providing clean drinking water and proper cleaning of utensils were adopted by 80 to 100% families. Results of correlation analysis showed that except age and size of family all the studied attributes of rural women were significantly correlated with adoption of goat rearing practices.