I owned, showed and raised pygmy goats for about eight years until about two years ago when I needed a break. I decided to cut back and sell all my goats to avoid cleaning goat stalls and making constant calls to my veterinarian.
The first several years of breeding goats went very smoothly for me, but as with raising any type of livestock, my luck ran out. My last couple of years owning goats were filled with injured goats, false alarm pregnancies and many visits to the veterinarian.
The fun was gone so I sold all my goats. Now a few years later, I’ve had a break and some rest, and I started to miss my goats.
I was still helping friends with their kiddings so I stayed well informed about the pygmy goat community during my time away from goats. This spring seemed like the perfect time to jump back in and buy a FEW pets for breeding.
I’m starting small and I intend to stay small. I only want to own one buck and just four does. Of course, as babies are born and older does need to be replaced, my numbers will be elevated from time to time, but my goal is to have no more than seven permanent goat residents.
Readers of this blog will have all things goats at their finger tips as I once again begin my goat journey. Our first kids will be born in the late fall of 2014. This blog will certainly cover the event.