So, we haven't closed on the farm yet (next week, hopefully) but that hasn't stopped me from continuing my goat research and doing a little window shopping. I'm in love with some does that are out of state, way way way out of state. They're full grown, already shown, already kidded at least once. But they're so far away, I couldn't possibly check them out in person. What kinds of questions should I ask of a breeder who is out of state? If they are a "big name farm" I can trust their reputation, right? Has anyone ever shipped adult Nigerian Dwarf goats before? I'm guessing it would be more expensive than the kids, but probably cheaper than if I drove all the way up north to pick them up, which would take longer and have a heavier toll on the goats, right? Louisiana to New England... not happening. What does shipping entail from the shipper and from me? But that does bring me to my next question. Should I be concerned about moving a goat from up north to Louisiana? The climate is different, the heat, humidity, etc. so will I have to worry about how they adjust? What can I do to help goats recover from the stress of the trip and adjust to their new surroundings? I'd love to hear any advice or stories from people who've done this before.