I have never owned a goat, nor ever cared for one in the many farms I've been on. I hear there excellent for protection against hawks. I'm thinking of getting one, but I have quite a few questions if anyone can help. Considering 1 goat. Is it better to get 2? I'd like to go as small as possible..but still want the protection for my small flock. Which breed is best? We have 1.33 acres, is that enough room? Does breed matter for preditor (hawk) protection? Are all goats gentle to people? I have a 4 yr. old daughter. Are temps a concern as for which breed to get? We live in Pennsylvania, winters get to be 0 to 40 on average summer 75 to 95 on average wioth lots of humitity. Fall and Spring... just wonderful!! Does it matter on the sex of the goat from the protection point of veiw..or any other bad behaivors that sexes bring? What do you feed them? Do they take the same vet care as a horse? Do you need to have their teeth floated, and hooves trimed? Will they stay in my yard without being fenced in? I'd like it to free range along with my chickens. Any special care for grooming? I heard someone in BYC gives theirs a bath, any one else? Any other personal expierences would be great. I'm going to do a online search for more information too. But thought I'd start here with friends to get a better idea on what to look for. Thanks in advance for the information.