On the modest farm, you'll learn how to house and fence your goats. Snow, wind, rain, and heat are all threats to goats, whether they are farmed for meat or milk. They're also known for breaking out of cages, so you'll need some fairly secure fence to keep them contained.
Shelter for goats
A goat shelter, on the other hand, does not have to be ornate. Goats may be safely housed in a hoop house. During the grazing season, trees or windbreaks, a three-sided shed, or a pole barn with just a roof could suffice. It's enough to keep them out of drafts.
If you're kidding in the winter, you'll need a sturdy structure to house your pregnant and/or lactating does, as well as the youngsters. You may use livestock panels to divide the area within the structure into separate pens for each group of does and youngsters.
Consider where you'll store feed, straw or other bedding, and other goat-related items while building goat housing.
Make room for feeders and waterers, which will help to keep things clean and reduce feed waste. At any one moment, all animals should be able to eat or drink.
If your goats will have a lot of access to woods, pasture, and other range areas, you'll need roughly 15 square feet of sleeping space per goat indoors
If not, each goat will require around 20 square feet of sleeping area and 30 square feet of exercise space (ideally, this would be outdoors)
A four-foot by five-foot kidding enclosure is required for each adult goat, so consider this area in your goat shelter depending on how many does you want to breed at once. If you clean and sterilize the pen between kiddings, you might have different does kid at various times.
Fencing for Goats
Fencing is essential for the protection and health of your goats, other animals, and your belongings! It must be secure not just to keep them in, but also to keep predators like foxes, bears, dogs, and coyotes out. 8 To keep goats isolated from one another, you'll need perimeter fence around the whole goat area or your property line, as well as cross fencing within the goat area (this can be temporary or permanent)
Permanent fence is a good idea.
Permanent fence can be made of high-tensile wire11, but smaller predators, such as foxes, can readily slide through a six-inch-high wire. For perimeter fence, woven wire fencing is a preferable option. At the top, a strand of electrified or barbed wire will assist keep goats in and predators out.