pygmy goats for dummies

Asked September 8, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

I have 5 acres in Terrebonne. 1000 SF of it is a fenced garden, & we have 6 hens & a rooster. We have a small family (2 adults, one teen son, a Labrador, and a schnauzer), and we've been interested in adding a goat to our family. I think a pygmy would be the right breed for our needs, but I've never had goats before. Could you recommend some resources for me? What are the feed and care, space requirements, and shelter needs for goats, esp. pygmies?

Jefferson County Oregon livestock goats

1 Response

I could find no goat experts here in Oregon. I would say go ahead and call the Jefferson County Extension office and see if they can point you to a resource. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/jefferson/