What state and/or country do you live in? What are the pros and cons of having goats in that area? I'm in Illinois. For me the biggest con of having goats in Illinois is the winter. It last a good while, so I have to worry about keeping water thawed, quality hay stored, and the barn in good shape. A great pro, however, is that it's very humid in Illinois so vegetation grows thick. My horse and goats thrive off of the pasture during the summer months.