Buck: Intact male goat
Whether: Neutered male goat
Doe: Female goat
Kid: Baby goat
Our goats are a favorite animal to visit here at the farm! They are playful and generally like people to pet them. When visiting our goats, you will find they like to eat grain right out of your hand! Goats are great climbers and can jump high.
Goats have a lifespan of 10-15 years. A Doe has a fairly short pregnancy of just 5 months. The farm mates our Does and Bucks at just the right time so they will have kids born during our Baby Animal Days festival in April. Our mamas often have twins and occasionally have triplets. Baby goats have a unique sound/call that helps their mom know their baby in addition to it’s smell.
Goats have horizontal pupils in their eyes. This gives the goat wide peripheral vision up to 340 degrees in order to see predators approaching from behind them. Like cows, goats have 4 stomachs that are called the rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum. As food is broken down in their stomachs, gas is produced that results in the need to burp! Goats eat a lot and burp all day long!
Goats are great pets, weed eaters and companion animals to llamas, alpacas, horses. They are herd animals that do best with other goats and animals.
When our Mini Nubian mamas have weaned her kids, we milk them. The Andelin family drinks the milk and makes products with the milk like soap, caramels, ice cream and cheese. You can purchase our goat milk soap in the farm store.
Andelin Farm sells goats each summer. If you are interested you can email email@example.com or message us on social media.