Before You Buy
STOP. Ask yourself a few questions, especially if you are first-time goat owner.
Do you NEED goats or is this a passing fancy? What are the chances that you or your kids will get sick of the new "pet" within two months? Pretty good? Consider an alternative; goats are a lot of responsibility. Additionally, goats are herd animals - you need at least two. Until you are sure you want goats and can take care of them, I recommend wethers or does only.
Are you looking for a lawnmower? Then buy a lawnmower or a pair of sheep. Goats are ruminant browsers, which means they eat more shrubbery than grass.
Will your fence contain goats? Goats are difficult to fence in - they can jump, crawl, squeeze, and destroy. Tethering is dangerous - don't do it.
Will you offer a safe environment? Goats are PREY animals. Domestic and wild predators are a serious threat. Dogs that are not livestock-safe are especially dangerous. Not even excellent fencing is always enough deterrent, so you might also consider a livestock guardian animal. If you worry your own dog will harm goats, you probably don't need goats right now.
Will the goats have adequate shelter and forage or access to quality hay? Are you prepared to spend money on things like dewormers, loose minerals, vaccines, and perhaps vet visits? Do you have TIME to take care of animals? Are you willing to learn how to care for them properly?
"Yes" to all of those questions? Great!
"No" on any of those - please get prepared before you purchase goats. It will make it easier on you, sellers, and the animals!
If you want to learn more about goats, check out my page Goat Husbandry Resources. Don't hesitate to ask me questions, even if you choose not to purchase an animal from the farm. I am glad to help in any way I can!
As of 2020, I do not take formal reservations on kids. I do keep a list of interested buyers and contact those buyers as kids are born. After kids are on the ground, then buyers may place a small deposit on the kid to hold it until weaning. I try my best to match goats with buyers - I want the goats to go to a good home and buyers to love their new animal. If circumstances change and you can no longer purchase a goat, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible.
Deposits do go towards the total purchase price of the animal but are non-refundable if a buyer simply backs out of the sale. Deposits can be transferred to another animal or returned if the kid is injured, ill, or meets an untimely demise. I have a PayPal account set up for deposits.
Kids are weaned no younger than 10 weeks old. 12-16 weeks old (or older) is my preference. If the goat(s) cannot be picked up at weaning or shortly thereafter, I will require a deposit to continue holding.
Kids are typically dam-raised but will be well-socialized. Kids are typically disbudded. If you want a horned goat, I will gladly leave one horned but will require a deposit at birth in this case.
I do not offer grade bucklings or bucks of any breed. I do not believe every buckling is breeding quality, and most will be wethered.
If purchasing an adult animal, I will ask for a deposit if the animal is not picked up within two weeks.
I will represent the animals as honestly as I can and provide information such as current health status, deworming records, kidding records when applicable, vaccine history, and biosecurity testing results - most current results are posted on the blog. All negative for CAE and Johnes! No history of CL in the herd.
I am always happy to talk goat! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
PRICING DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF THE ANIMAL, BREED, AGE, PRODUCTION, ETC.
Kinder doelings typically start at $250
Kinder bucklings typically start at $300
Miniature LaMancha doelings typically start at $200
I do not sell Miniature LaMancha bucklings at this time.
FINAL PRICING WILL BE DETERMINED AFTER KIDS ARE BORN.