I am seriously considering getting a couple of miniature dairy goats (two to keep each other company and so that at least one can be in milk at a time). I am thinking of going with miniature goats, because I am hoping that they won't be as much of a challenge to keep within a good fence as larger goats would be, and because the milk would be for just me and my husband, so small goaties would provide enough. I'm just wondering whether keeping milk animals saves money, or costs money in the long run? There have been lots of discussions on BYC about how raising meat birds doesn't necessarily save money, but you do get the satisfaction of knowing where your meat comes from. I found that to be true with our meat birds. And I think lots of people on BYC talk about their million dollar eggs, once you figure in the cost of housing etc. So, if I can come up with housing for not to much money, do you think goats will cost me $ or save me $?