Recommended square feet of living space inside mini barn?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by Dylann, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Dylann

    Dylann Member

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    Jun 20, 2020
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    That makes sense, thank you!
     
  2. Dylann

    Dylann Member

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    Jun 20, 2020
    NY
    That's a great idea, thank you! Yes, in thinking it over it seems like 8-10 max for pygmy goats would be more appropriate. Not looking at full-sized breeds at the moment. That would leave 16-20 square feet for a full-sized goat, and from what I read pygmies do not require the same amount of indoor space as full-sized breeds so even better.
     
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  3. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Something else to consider if you are rescuing. Animals can bring in a lot of different diseases to a clean herd - soremouth, CL, Johnes to name a few. Do consider having a completely separate quarantine area for any animals you bring in.
     
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  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  5. Dylann

    Dylann Member

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    Jun 20, 2020
    NY
    Yes, absolutely thank you! Quarantine pen will be ~50 feet away, and animals brought in after the first few we get (we are hoping to rescue a first group all together from the same place to eliminate a need for quarantine) will be quarantined in sight of the others for 30 days.
     
  6. Canadian Goat Mom

    Canadian Goat Mom Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    Alberta, Canada
    Please post pictures once you get your goats.
     
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  7. Dylann

    Dylann Member

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