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The saying is true, "You can't just have one".
We started our goat herd in 2018 when a family friend gave us a baby goat. At the time, we knew we wanted to add to our farm and start raising goats, but we knew very little about them. Once we brought our new friend home, we started researching everything there is to know about these lovable creatures.
Fast forward a few years, our herd has grown! We are still not experts, but with experience through the years, we have learned more about these fun, adorable and sweet animals. We couldn't imagine our farm without them.
If you're looking into adding goats to your farm, it is highly recommended that you get at least two. Goats do not like to be alone. If a goat is left alone for a long period of time, you'll notice his temperament will change. He will become lonely, withdrawn, and even depressed. So, be sure to get your goat a buddy. If you don't plan to breed them, get two does or a doe and a weathered buck (a castrated male).
You technically do not have to own a farm or lots of land to have a goat as a pet. As long as you provide your goats with a penned area (a small pasture is ideal), shelter against the elements, food and fresh water, your goats will be happy and healthy!
Goats are very social animals. They love attention! You can compare their friendliness to dogs and their intelligence to cats. They are inquisitive by nature, exploring new surroundings and poking their noses into whatever is within reach.
We primarily raise Nubian goats on our farm. Here are a few interesting facts about Nubians: