Im getting Nigerian dwarf goats shortly and a kid buck with them and I have yet to get a whether buck for him that's on the list but I also am not sure where to put him yet. I have a large section that could have a cattle panel pen constructed for him in no time but its a bit soft due to the drainage in the location. We always keep dairy cattle there during the day to graze and didn't have issues but im worried a goat living there full time may result in issues with his hooves, my brother says hoof rot. I don't want to keep him close to the does but im not sure where else to put him. would being in a semi moist location be an issue? would having a pallet area for him to play on help?
I'd try to give him at least one dry all the time spot and don't forget that goats hate to get wetted by rain so he is going to need a good shelter, which can double as that always dry area.
He will need "toys" things to climb on (king of the mountain is a favorite game for goats) a big heavy duty ball to butt around and don't forget that goats are climbers and jumpers.
These are highly intelligent creatures and they are escape artists.
I would not worry so much about his proximity to the females, just so long as they can't hook up when you don't want them too.
I am more worried about him being close to them and resulting in him becoming overly musky and him calling to them all the time. I was just worried about his hooves I plan to put a hut stuff for him I just didn't want to put him in a semi damp/ moist ground location and have him get foot trouble I will be trimming him so I will see any issues but I was just looking for input from anyone about the matter.
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