what kind of shelter do Nigeriand Dwarf Goats need?

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Question by Zebra123: what kind of shelter do Nigeriand Dwarf Goats need?
This summer im getting two nigerian dwarf goats. I live on 1.5 to 2 acres of land, and I was wondering how much space they need. Also, what kind of fencing would be best and what kind of house/shelter? something with 3 sides or like a doghouse but bigger? Thanks!

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2 Responses to what kind of shelter do Nigeriand Dwarf Goats need?

  1. they would prefer a large amount of space half an acre maybe at least with at least a shed sized shelter and a three sided but make sure the entrance is facing away from the wind, for the fencing i would have it out of wood and wire and make it sorta high because they are jumpers

    February 1, 2013 at 4:08 am

  2. Secure the pasture with adequate fencing. Nigerian dwarf goats can be pastured with other livestock, but because they are smaller than most other barn animals, pasture fencing needs to be secured to keep them in. Post and rail fencing may need to be bolstered with chicken wire or other material to be sure the Nigeria. Build goat pens and shelters. Because of their smaller size, dwarfs can be housed in much smaller spaces than other dairy goats. You can contain them in goat pens with shelters from the elements. Goats love to climb, so provide shelves inside shelters for goats to lie on. The type of shelter you provide isn’t important, as long as it keeps the goats out of the elements and clean and dry. Clean the stalls daily and provide fresh dry stall and straw for bedding. Put goat “toys” in your pasture or pen. Goats are intelligent and playful animals. Providing them with toys will prevent boredom. Stumps and logs as well as large cable spools will provide goats with a place to jump, climb and play. Provide a small rock pile for climbing and to help wear down the goats’ hoofs.

    February 1, 2013 at 4:57 am

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