Part of my long term plan, hopefully next year, is to get myself a couple of Nigerian Dwarf goats. I need to do this as economically as possible - shelter
shouldn't be a problem, I'm pretty good at cobbling that sort of thing together.
I've been reading a LOT about fencing goats and people
's experiences. I'm curious for those of you who already own goats - do you think
there is a relationship to their boredom in their living situation to their desire to escape?
I have acres of pretty much IDEAL goat forage. Not a whole lot of grass, but lots of trees
(fir and pine) and TONS of brush, both small and tall. I'm considering fencing in a paddock for them using fencing materials I already have, a combination of the pallet fence
method I saw on here (I think actually it was one of Paul's Youtube videos" and 4' field fencing with barbed wire ran across the bottom and also at nose height.
I've read people talk about how their goats seem content and not really trying hard to escape. ANd then I've also read about people whose goats can leap a 6' fence
in a single bound. What are your thoughts on that? If I fence in a quarter acre
or so of brush, trees, stumps and other fun things, do you think it will help them with the whole trying to escape all the timething?