First Time Goat Owner? Be Prepared: Get the Facts, Part 2

| 3/29/2017 9:27:00 AM

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When thinking about housing/shelter for the goats it doesn't have to be fancy. They just want to have some place dry and draft-free.

Housing/Shelter: They need some type of enclosed shelter that can be a barn, enclosed lean-to added to another building or barn. They don't need elaborate housing just shelter to keep them from the weather and severe drafts. Be creative and re-use/re-purpose old materials.

Fencing: Electrical fencing is probably the most effective and cost-efficient. Usually 2 strands will suffice. There is solar fencing available for out-of-the-way pastures.

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