I am thinking about getting a goat and had some questions about whether a goat would work out. Here they are my questions: Are goats social meaning I'd have to get two? Are goats compatible with chickens (they don't just constantly spread diseases to each other)? Can pygmy goats provide a family of four with enough milk? I am gone every weekend in the summer so how often is it entirely necessary to milk goats? Can I use a picket line? Do I need more than just a 4 by 4 foot shed for winter housing in Michigan? Does a goat need to be bred every year to produce milk? How much food is necessary every day? All comments would be greatly appreciated! Most of these questions i am really asking about pygmy goats as that is what I'd rather have. Thanks!!!