When your considering getting a goat there are several things you should take into consideration:
- What size are the goats you are looking at when they are full grown?
- What type of housing or barn will they require?
- Are predators an issue?
- How much area will be needed for them to graze?
- Why am I considering goats? Do you want them for milk, to eat, or for general pets?
If you take all of these factors into consideration you will be much happier with the end results. You can plan your housing, your pasture and several other items based on the type of goat that you get. I can tell you that there are several factors that make owning nigerain dwarf goats a good option.
It’s Not Just A Nigerian Dwarf Goats Size That Makes Them Great Goats
First, if your looking for goats for milk, they are excellent milk producers. Pound per pound they produce more milk then other goats. There milk also has a higher percentage of butterfat. The other nice thing about these goats is their temperament. They have a very nice nature and are great with children.
The other nice thing that initially made us want them, is their size. They are a small breed of goat. Their height varies, but the average height is 22-24 inches at their withers.
Their coat colors vary a great deal. They also have a variety of eye colors. Our goats have either brown or blue eyes.
Goats have a reputation to eat everything in sight. Ours are no exception. They can wipe out a garden in the matter of minutes. What they don’t eat- they trample. They also have a reputation for being escape artist. Ours have not gotten out without us making a mistake and not locking their gate.
Their small size, their nice nature, and their milk production make them great little goats. We enjoy them a great deal.