Setting Up my new Goat Barn. Need Info Please.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by River7sailor, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. River7sailor

    River7sailor Hatching

    Jun 13, 2016
    I've always wanted some goats, and my wife surprised me with two baby goats here recently. They are just recently weaned from their dam, a doe and a wethered buck from the same dam. I figured since they were siblings, they would keep each other company. My question is: do they need a night light on at night? My wife seems to think so - to make them feel safe. But I'm not so convinced. I have them in a 10'x 12' enclosed shed/barn at night with the doors closed up for security against predators. But I wouldn't think they needed a light. Anyone have the straight scoop on this?

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington

    Is It light during the day for them? No night light required
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    They require no light at night. That was a very nice present. How exciting. I would be more concerned about a correct diet as goats can have a delicate digestive system and improper feeding can be deadly. I would limit grains and rations. Also you need to be careful with your wether so he doesn't develop stones. Again not too much grains and I personally don't feed alfalfa. A diet of grass, grass hay and some browse is the best, along with free choice goat mineral and baking soda. A small amount of a formulated goat ration can be fed while they are young but isn't necessary.

    Goats need other goats so your two will bond tightly. What breed are they? They must be adorable as all goats are, congratulations.[​IMG]

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