A Philipsen wrote: My climate (Pac NW) is a lot warmer than yours though.
Timothy Markus wrote:What kind of fencing do I need to get started with goats?
What will keep them off of select trees or bushes within the paddock?
Also, what do I need to provide for a shelter and main paddock fence for, say, 6-8 goats in the summer/fall and what would I need for a shelter in the Canadian winter?
Also, with 2-3 acres of land, how many goats would a good goater get?
Irma Mitton wrote:I have used 48” electro net fencing for my two alpine wethers, and they just jumped right over it. But they were bottle fed and very attached to me personally (i.e., if I let them free roam they literally hang out on my back deck until I come out to play with them).
I am considering getting more goats and hoping that a larger herd will make the two boys less dependent on me. We really need more consistent brush clearing. Right now with only 2 goats on several acres, they can’t keep up and they also only eat the good stuff.
I guess there’s no definitive answer on this, but if folks on this forum would kindly give me a “yeah, you definitely need more goats” thumbs up, then I’ll feel justified in this experiment.
What do you all think?