FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR BABY GOATS?
They range from $150 as wethers (castrated males) to $1000 as our highest quality milking doelings. It depends on the goat and its milking & champion genetics.
DO YOU SHIP BABY GOATS?
Shipping on average will be an additional $500-$700. We are willing to coordinate with you for ground or air transport, as long as you do all of the work to arrange it & pay for it. In the past we have shipped through Delta Cargo (tutorial here). You can also use various ground transports like Tarr Valley Farm Transportation, Schulte Country Transport, Five Star LIvestock Transport.
(We don't do international shipping with our baby goats -- it's too much time spent in a cage.)
HOW SOON CAN THEY BE WEANED?
Our babies are ready to leave at around the 10-12 week mark. At this point, they will be eating alfalfa & pasture browse and will be ready to be fully weaned.
ARE THESE BABIES REGISTERED?
All of our babies are available to be registered through the AGDA. We register them online for you and the paperwork will be mailed to your address.
ARE THESE BABIES BOTTLE-FED OR DAM-RAISED?
We do a hybrid method to ensure the babies are friendly towards humans, are fed well in the early stages of life, but are also raised with other goats.
ARE THESE BABIES VACCINATED?
Yes, we vaccinate for CD&T at 8 weeks and 12 weeks
ARE THEIR HORNS REMOVED?
Yes, we always disbud our baby goats when they are about a week old. We believe this makes for a safer herd, as goats often fight with each other, can get caught in a fence, or harm a human when they have horns.
ARE THE MALES CASTRATED?
We castrate most of our males -- but ultimately it depends on the pairing and what we believe will be the best genetic potential to improve the Nigerian Dwarf breed.
IS YOUR HERD TESTED FOR CAE/CL & DISEASE-FREE?
Our farm tests annually for CAE, CL, Johne's Disease, Brucellosis, Q Fever, & Chagas, and have always had negative results. We can provide the testing paperwork for you as well.
I'M NEW TO OWNING GOATS, WHERE CAN I GO FOR BEGINNER GOAT QUESTIONS?
Congrats! You can download my free "Getting Started with Goats" guide HERE. This should have plenty of info to make you feel confident in goat ownership!