Ok, so I've decided that I want to get 2 nigerian dwarf goats. I want 1 doe and 1 wether and I want to have them for milk. I live in the city but I've talked to the city manager and they said as long as you don't have complaints they're ok. I have really great neighbors so they aren't going to be a problem. I have suddenly had this great need to produce as much of my own food as possible and I realized that you could get so much from goats milk (milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream). So I have a couple of concerns that I haven't quite figured out. One is that one of the breeders we talked to said that the doe's can get loud when they are in "heat". I'm wondering how loud that is. I would be able to bring them inside the garage for that period of time at least at nighttime to keep the noise down. I've been told that this time is from 24-72 hours. Is that right? My second concern is I'm not sure what I would do if we went out of town on vacation. We don't leave very often. Only like once a year for 1 or 2 weeks. I don't have any friends or family that would be willing to milk a goat. They seem to think that it's really weird and gross. So I'm wondering if there are boarding services or people that would come to you house to take care of them. I'm not really sure what the answer is for this one. I would have people that would take care of the chickens because they're easy but I'm not what I would do with the goats. I hate to miss out on having them just because I want to leave the house for a week out of the year.