:help: Okay, my naivete is really going to show. My husband and I want to start a small meat goat ranch. Neither of us has any prior farming or ranching experience so you're hearing from someone starting at zero. Please bear with me. I really, really want to learn about this industry and have a lot of questions. I've read in several places that when starting off with raising goats that it's best to start with one or two kids until you understand goat behaviour and then to slowly build your herd after that. That is completely understandable. My first question is what, in your opinions, would be a manageable sized herd for someone just starting out and learning? 15? 25? more? less? Second question - How many acres would be needed for that herd? We'll leave it at that for now. I have a long list of other questions and will be looking at the rest of the forum also for answers so the postings don't get redundant.