With some kinds of fencing your goats will decide the grass looks greener on the other side, and will stick their heads through to eat it. Their horns will get caught on the fence and you'll have to rescue your stuck goats.
If a young goat gets through the fence (it happens sometimes) and you pick it up and toss it back over the fence, you have just taught it, "Goats Can FLY!!!" It will teach all the others and you will have a herd of fence-jumpers.
At kidding time you may have a kid who didn't find momma. It's your job to take him inside, warm him up, and get him started on colostrum you've carefully saved in the freezer from the previous year. You feed him on this formula, mixed in your blender:
- One can Meyerberg evaporated goat milk
- One egg
- One half an envelope of Knox unflavored gelatin
- One can of water from the Meyerberg can
Feed using the Pritchard nipples that you get from Caprine Supply
The bottle-fed kid (or lamb) becomes a "bottle baby" and will follow you everywhere. YOU are now momma! Mary Sawyer had a lamb like that, back around 1820 in Sterling, Massachusetts. You may know the famous poem.