Kate Downham wrote:The amount of land they need depends on whether you're bringing in any food for them. Are there nearby trees you can get branches from? Or a source of good hay? With 1/3 of an acre you might be able to support two goats completely from your own land if you've designed rotational goat food forest areas with multiple layers of plants such as tagasaste, mulberry, willow, comfrey, grasses and herbs.
If you're happy to bring some food in for them, then you could keep more goats, or reduce the amount if land you're keeping them on.
If you're bringing all of their food to them, then they don't need much space at all for a strawyard. I kept two goats for many years in a 6x6m (20x20feet) fence, I had a cable spool for them to play on, and set their hut away from the fence to give them another thing to run around, and they were always happy, healthy, and able to express their goat-ness.
Carlos Gomezvelandia wrote:HI everyone..
So you got 2 baby males coming with Momma ... I'm curious about what other Goat experienced permies here would say, I have always heard males should be "processed" asap and maintain only females, lots of people I've read elsewhere are always bashing males, I'm hoping someone here could talk about their experience having males... I've always thought to keep things in balance and natural there should always be at least 1 male in any herd of any animal, but lots of people seem to have problem with male goats in particular.
The other thing.. once these males become mature, wouldn't they be getting "too interested" in their own Momma?
Hoping someone could give some advice on male goats, or perhaps point out to another thread where it has already been discussed at length?