FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR BABY GOATS?
They range from $200 as wethers (castrated males) to $600 as our highest quality milking doelings. It just depends on the goat and its milking lines.
DO YOU SHIP BABY GOATS?
For everybody who lives outside the state of Arizona, shipping is an additional $700 fee.
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 their mother at around the 8 week mark. At this point, they will be eating almost 100% alfalfa & pasture browse and will be ready to be fully weaned from their mother.
ARE THESE BABIES REGISTERED?
All of our babies are available to be registered through the AGDA, except for Stella (our Nubian/Nigerian cross). We provide you with the paperwork to send in for their registrations.
ARE THESE BABIES BOTTLE-FED OR DAM-RAISED?
Our babies are always raised by the dam (their mother). We also spend a lot of time hand raising them so they will learn to be tame & friendly. After going back and forth through the years on whether bottle fed or dam raised babies make better goats, we've found that bottle fed babies are annoyingly friendly and constantly want to chew everything. So instead, we let their mothers raise them and we spend a lot of hands on time making sure they love people as well.
ARE THESE BABIES VACCINATED?
Our vet recommends we vaccinate for CD&T, which we do. You can read more here about other goat vaccinations we opt out of.
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. We've tried both the regular disbudding method & the clove oil method and have settled on the regular method to achieve the best success, but now we also give an anesthetic before to reduce pain.
ARE THE MALES CASTRATED?
We usually wait until we know what the new owner wants to use the baby goat for. If the owner wants a breeding buck, we leave him intact. If the owner is looking for a pet, we always castrate. We use the banding method and never band earlier than 8 weeks of age.
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!
HOW DO I MAKE A DEPOSIT ON A BABY GOAT?
I don't collect deposits until an owner is officially decided on. Feel free to add your name to the waiting list above and you'll receive an email when a baby goat is available for purchase.
Once the new owner is decided on, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold/reserve a baby goat.
Any reserved kid must be paid in FULL by the time of pickup. When animal is picked up, we only accept payment in cash.
We reserve the right to cancel any reservation at any time, and a full refund would be returned to buyer. If buyer backs out of sale, deposit will NOT be refunded.