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What kind of shelter do goats need?

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Saturday, 10 October 2009
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Saturday, 10 October 2009
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Goats need a place to stay out of the weather and wind. A three sided shed works nicely. A more elaborate barn can be used, but is not necessary.

A rule of thumb is 12 to 15 square feet of barn space per adult animal.

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What kind of shelter do my goats need?

Goats do NOT like the rain! A wet goat is vulnerable to respiratory illness. Goats require a dry, ventilated shelter. A stall where they can be locked in at night is best but a three-sided enclosure is fine unless you live in a high predator area. Straw or pine shavings can be used as bedding—as long as it stays dry. For their safety--It is always best to lock them in at night

Goats are very curious and they like to climb and play on things—an old picnic table, stumps or anything else they can jump up on provides hours of fun and entertainment for the goats AND you! Collars not recommended as they can easily get hung up with all of their jumping and other acrobatics.

Puget Sound Goat Rescue





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