Frequently Asked Questions
Are your goats tested for communicable diseases?
All of our adult goats are tested for CAE, CL & Johne's and found to be negative.
Are your goats registered?
Yes, all of our goats are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association, ADGA.
Do you allow visits to your farm before we commit to a reservation?
Unfortunately, no. We are unable to keep up with the demand for visits and have made the difficult decision to limit farm visits only to animal pick ups. We have an extensive history of honest sales and healthy goats. Testimonials are available here for review.
Can I purchase just one goat?
Yes and no. Yes if you already own goats, no if you do not. Goats are herd animals and MUST be with other goats or they will not thrive. They can become some lonely and stressed that they die. Any reputable goat breeder will confirm this fact.
How much do your goats cost?
Wethers (castrated males) range from $200 - $250 while bucklings and does range from $450- $600. We do not routinely offer any group discounts. Registration paperwork is included with the sale of bucklings and does and fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
How much is a reservation?
An unborn doe or buck kid is $100 to reserve, and wethers are $50. To reserve a living kid or adult, it is 50% of the sale price required to hold the goat until pick up. This is applied to the purchase price of the goat and is not refundable.
Do I get to pick which breeding(s) my kids are reserved from?
Wether reservations are done as a list of desirable traits with your deposit holding your "place in line" to choose. Does and bucks can also be done based on traits or by breeding. We take reservations conservatively so that we can do our best to fill every one based on the desired traits/breedings. We do reserve the right to keep any and all kids from any breeding regardless of any paid reservations. In this event, a refund will be provided or the option to roll over your reservation to another breeding.
What payments do you take?
Venmo is our preferred payment method but we can set up payments via credit card (for a fee), PayPal or Zelle.
How do I reserve my goats?
Please complete the reservation request form to begin the process of reserving a kid(s). Once we receive your reservation request form, we will contact you with instructions on how to submit payment etc. You can visit our Kidding Schedule to see what we have planned!
The last two years, almost all of our kids were sold before they were born. We strongly recommend placing a paid deposit to reserve your kid(s). By placing a non-refundable, paid reservation, you "save your spot in line". The first step is to complete the reservation form. We will contact you to arrange payment and to discuss the best fit for you. Once the kids are born, you will be contacted and given the option to purchase or pass.
Please review our sales policies to address any further questions. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Until pregnancies are confirmed by blood test, we retain the right to change bucks used.
What do goats eat?
We all think of those iconic goats chewing on a tin can when we think, "what can goats eat?" However, goats actually have very specific dietary needs and restrictions. While they can and will eat weeds, this alone is not a suitable diet and you will have sick goats on your hands very quickly. We have written a very detailed article about what goats need and what we feed our herd.
What kind of housing/shelter/fencing do goats require?
Goats require protection from the elements and predators. Here in our area, we have coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, raccoons and even bears. We employ two livestock guardian dogs, or LGD’s, who are on patrol 24/7. This is a predator friendly way of protecting our animals (and humans!) without having harm the predators. Read more
Can I bottle feed my babies? And how do I go about doing it?
Are you wondering if bottle babies are right for you? This detailed overview of feeding schedules and requirements is a good place to start to see if bottle babies are a good fit for you.
How do I register my own herd and new goats?
Registering your dairy goat herd is a good step in legitimizing your herd and increasing your sales and profit. It can seem overwhelming at first but these steps will help to guide you through the process.
Should I get boys or girls? Or one of each?
This is the question we get asked the most from new goat owners. Are girls, “does”, or castrated boys, “wethers”, better for pets. (Let’s just state right now with no hesitation that intact males, “bucks”, are NOT good pets and should not be considered. Intact males of most livestock species can be aggressive, and in the case of goats, STINKY. You would be setting yourself, and your beloved pet up for failure.) Read more