Sunday, May 15, 2011

Goats Will Keep You On Your Toes!

Our little doelings currently stand almost two feet tall at the shoulder and weigh about 40 - 50 lbs.  The picture at left is the chicken's entrance to the coop.  It is 10 inches by 12 inches tall.  Somehow, in the half hour that we left the goats unsupervised, three of them managed to cram themselves through that little door and were chowing down on chicken food!  So, being that the chicken pasture is not as great a place for the goats as we thought, Farmer Man moved them to the adjoining pasture, whose gate is not quite finished yet.  Right after he walked away from them (because, undoubtedly, they already love him so much) they pushed over the temporary gate to follow him, but made a stop at the barn where all the feed resides.  Having goats is going to be interesting!  


  1. uh oh, an ominous start to goat keeping. Despite their pesky behaviour I do like goats though.

  2. I found it quite hilarious! They are really quite sweet, so far. We've taken them on walks 'cause they will follow us very nicely, in a little herd.