I am new here. I currently have 0 goats, but I have one wether reserved. He is one week old yestarday. We will pick him up in Novemeber. We getting at least 2 others before be pick up our young wether. We have been researching and doing our homework on ND goats for months now, and are ready to start our herd. My husband is beginning his planning and building of our mini- goat compound as I type. We are super excited, but nervous. There is alot that goes into having 'kids'!
A have a few questions and would greatly appreciate any help that you can offer.
Is there a preferred makeup for a starter herd? We were thinking of starting with 3-4 wethers, but is a wether only herd ok- or should we add some doelings? We are not looking to have a buck and get into the kidding process, right now- maybe in the future. For now we just want to enjoy some sweet little pets, without getting in over our heads.
My husband is planning a 6' by 4' 3 sided encloded shelter, surrounded by a small night pen, which will open to a 60' by 40' fenced pasture. We live in eastern NC, where the summers are hot, but the winters are not. He is also planning out a covered pasture feeding station, as well as one in the night shelter. Does this sound adequate?
If anyone has any helpful suggestions for a ND beginner, I would appreciate and love to hear them.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I am glad that I found this forum.