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 #2156387


BeccaFTW
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 Pygmy Goats

Hey

I was thinking of purchasing a couple of African Pygmy goats. I live in a small town in Massachusetts. I know that pygmy goats are [obviously] legal in Massachusetts, but I don’t know about the regulations of owning two pygmy goats in my backyard. They would not be for agricultural purposes at all, but I don’t know if I would need to register them as agricultural animals?

As for the space requirements, I have a large backyard and a shed that is currently being used to store some stuff. However, if we were to purchase a couple of kids, we would most likely clear it out and invest in a wire fence around it. There are a lot of coyotes, foxes, bobcats, & bears in our neighborhood, and there are woods right behind our yard. Would this be a problem? Would an animal climb a wire fence to get to the goats, or would we need to further invest in a cover for the fence?

Any information is greatly appreciated. :)

-Becca



06/16/10  10:34pm

 #2197912


Dalime
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  Message To: BeccaFTW   In reference to Message Id: 2156387


 Pygmy Goats

I know this isn’t answering your question, (although it is bringing it to the top of the list) but get one!



01/12/11  07:06pm

 #2199390


Jefwithonef005
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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2197912


 Pygmy Goats

Not were you live..Goats are extremely hard to keep in a fence..it will be TONS of work to care for them if you just have a small backyard, not a farm..we just got 4 babies last summer...they get out all the time, the get stuck in their fences, but we live on a farm...and you will have to be serious because they will be hard work...if you have never lived on a farm..you will understand why most people don’t like farm life... Im just saying..they will escape and get eaten by something..you would not want that..and Dalime, i have noticed that you argue with people allot, (Not to be mean) so please dont say im wrong..



01/19/11  10:06am

 #2199483


Dalime
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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2199390


 Pygmy Goats

Ehm.. when have I argued with anybody?



01/19/11  04:04pm

 #2199512


Jefwithonef005
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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2199483


 Pygmy Goats

sorry..you just never seem happy..



01/19/11  06:02pm

 #2199548


Dalime
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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2199512


 Pygmy Goats

I’m happy?... Maybe you just haven’t seen enough forums with me in them?



01/19/11  07:51pm

 #2199549


Jefwithonef005
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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2199548


 Pygmy Goats

Sorry...I only view frogs, tree frogs, birds, hermit crabs..



01/19/11  07:54pm

 #2200077


Dalime
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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2199549


 Pygmy Goats

Ah. You don’t view me in my main forum then.



01/21/11  04:04pm


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