Dairy goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fullhouse, May 7, 2008.

  1. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    I realized GOOD goat's milk is yummy now that I have been trying every kind I can find so dh can make goat cheese. How much space do you need for a pair of goats?
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Well if its small goats like Nigerian dwarfs then I would say about 40x40 pen would be good and a shelter also. Large dairy type goats need a little more space and a shelter also. I have 3 different kinds of goats and La Mancha are so laid back and the milk is wonderful too. I have Nigerians and alpines too. The Alpines milk is good too and so are the Nigerians. Good Luck in your choice...
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    One of the breeds out there bred more specifically for cheese production is the toggenburg.
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    you can keep 2 or 3 goats in a med to large backyard area.

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