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Adults, Breeders, Spoiled Brats, Family

Pygmy Goats

Please click on any photo below for information about our breeding adults.  You can scroll through to see all of our spoiled Pygmy Goats at Golden Pond Farms.

History of the Pygmy Goats

The first Pygmy Goats were documented coming to the United States in 1959.  They are the perfect pet goat for their size and temperament.  They require a simple shelter to block the wind and rain.  They hate the rain so make sure they have a good shelter for rainy days and to keep warm in the winter.  They should be fed a good quality hay, goat chow, loose minerals free choice and clean water daily.  

Pygmy Goats are a small breed of goat maturing around 16"-20" height at the withers and 40 - 80 lbs.   Regardless of their small size, Pygmy Goats can be playful and defy their boundaries.  It is important to have different items to climb on such as tires, wooden spools and tables, slides, playgrounds...etc, but try not to keep them right next to fences or they can use to jump fences.  If you have multiple in tact males, they should not be next to each other with a fence in between.  They might fence fight and cause damage to fencing as well as themselves.  Do not allow males and females to remain together once weaned until the female has reached a proper breeding size at least 80 lbs.  Males should not be left with pregnant does and especially not once kids are born.  All goats are heard animals and should be kept with other goats.  When males are not breeding they can be kept with wethered male goats or other animals.  Our breeding male is kept with a male llama, miniature donkeys and an emu.  They all get along very well. 

 

We vaccinate all goats once a year with a CD&T vaccine (CDT protects healthy sheep and goats against clostridium perfringins type C and D (overeating disease) and clostridium tetani (tetanus).  Pregnant females should be vaccinated in the last month before giving birth.  Their eyelids should be checked for their FAMACHA score regularly.  If the inside of their eyelids are not bright pink - red, a fecal sample should be checked by a vet or if trained to check yourself on a microscope.  This will help to determine the type of de-wormer that should be used.  Re-treat with the same de-wormer in 2 weeks and then recheck the fecal in 3 weeks from the last dose.  Check hooves regularly for trimming.  This will depend on the ground in your area.  Our farm is located on rocky soil which keeps their hooves in good shape and trimming is not needed more than twice a year.  Soft soil will allow hooves to grow quicker.