Viewing post #794358 by CajuninKy
|Goats don't take a lot of land unless you are not going to give them hay. They are being kept in urban areas more and more. Especially the smaller breeds. You don't have to have big dairy breeds to milk them. They all give milk.
My 4 are confined to the small lot in the back yard now. A tree fell on my fence up the hill so I had to close off the second lot. I still turn them out on the 1st lot if the weather is really nice but it's more for exercise because here isn't much graze left in it. There is a lot where i had the old lot but I don't have it fenced at the moment. I had to take the fencing down when a mining company needed access to some old abandoned mines above the house. What I was thinking of doing rather than fencing in the whole hillside again was to put down posts at either end of he hillside and tie a rope between the two. Then put the goats on a lead of about 3 feet long and let them graze the hillside in 6ft wide swaths. I'd not have to constantly worry about the fence shorting out then.
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