Hardy Boer Meat Goats
Shelters for Boer Meat Goats
Some commercial meat goat producers in our area do not provide shelters for their goats, letting them find shelter in cedar thickets or under rock ledges. Goats will do better and require less feed if they have shelter from rain, wind, and snow in winter. Five square feet of floor space per goat is adequate for housing. We prefere to have twenty square feet per doe if they are giving birth (kidding) in a barn in winter, but they can kid outside in April or May in our climate.
for all types of barns, sheds, and farm out buildings can be purchased
online, from Amason.com or from Barnes & Noble:
Cattle panels with tarps
stretched over them make
shelters that are quick and easy to erect. Portable polyvinyl calf
hutches work well for small groups of goats. The ones pictured
above are used for bucks.
When the Yellville Summit
School district needed
to get rid of an old metal building that was in the way of a new
addition Ken and Candy were able to get it moved to their farm, for a
barn, at a very reasonable cost.
is four miles south of Yellville, Arkansas, on Highway 14.