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How big is your goat's stall???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Willow's Meadow, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might get some dairy gots this summer and I read that goat's stalls are supposed to be 10'x10'. That seemed kind of big to me. So I was wondering how big is your goat's stall/pen in the barn/inside??? Not the outside pasture area but the inside of your goat's barn shed/stall. Also do you have to have one stall for each goat or can you put two goats in one stall together......like at night time??? If the stall was big enough for two and they got along???
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We had a goat house that was 5x8 for our mini manchas. It housed two adult does and their kids after they were born. They had lots of space outside of the house, but the house itself was fairly small. Worked just fine for them though.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Had a 12 by 16 stall for two Nubians with their four kids. My sis's goat had triplets and mine had a HUGE billy goat.

    Better than bigger than smaller in most cases.
     
  4. jobmcd

    jobmcd Out Of The Brooder

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    Our goat pen in 8 x 17 with a centered access gate from within the barn and a center access from the pen to access pasture. I built it like this so they have their feed space on one side and their sleeping space on the other side. It is a bit large for 3 goats that we have, about to renovate the barn and will reduce it 4 foot on the length making new stalls at 8x14.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive been repeatedly told a minimum of 15 sqft per mini goat and 25sqft per standard dairy goat in terms of stall/barn space assuming they will have acess to a good outdoor space/pasture.
    i was also told no more than 8 goats per acre if you want them to be primarily pasture raised/less suplimental feeding.

    i knew someone who used to have 2 nigerian does that lived in a large dog igloo for shelter about 25sqft in the igloo, and their fenced play space was 32' x 16'...
    they got alot of attention and playtime too, but they were perfectly happy little goats but needed to be fed pellets and hay year round because they didnt have pasture.
    she bred them each year for milk then sold the babies as bottle babies so didnt have to worry about housing space for the babies.

    if you plan on letting the dam raise her kids id go a little bigger on the minimum square footage per adult doe.
     

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