Shelter, being one of the basic
needs of everyone, is also important for animals. This will
protect them against the weather or any bad elements. If you
intend to raise goats, then it's a must that you
build a goat
house for them. Sure, goats are often associated with
wilderness. But if you want to make a living out of them, you
must ensure their safety and health which can be guaranteed by a
nice living quarter. Add to that the possibility of losing them
if you left them straying in the open field where someone might
Now that the importance of building a
goat house has been
established, here are the basic requirements. First, set aside a
good space for the house. This must be proportional to the
number of goats you have. Avoid overcrowding the goats to
prevent them from fighting. Second consideration is the type of
shelter you will build. If you have the money to spend and you
intend to raise goats for a long period of time, then it is
highly suggested that you build a barn big enough to house
future goats. If you are short of cash, a pole barn will do.
This is built by placing poles apart to cover the area and then
enclosing it with wire mesh. Just remember to make it sturdy
enough to stand the weather.
For flooring, sawdust or straw will do. Avoid concrete floor for
the goat house as much as possible because the urine and feces
are not absorbed. Wood is okay but goats like to gnaw and before
you knew it, your flooring might be gone. Also, broken wood
flooring can easily wound the goats. You may use tin for roofing
but make sure it is high enough to prevent contact with the
goats, as it can wound them.
Proper ventilation is important so you should include windows.
Ensure that the interior of the goat house is reached by
sunlight to remove the moisture caused by urine. Moisture is an
enemy because it serves as breeding ground for bacteria which is
harmful to your animals, especially for lactating ones. The
bedding which may be of straw material must be changed often.
Designate a specific area for milking, feeding and playing. Food
and water must be in a holder to prevent the goats from tipping
them over. You may include a salt lick as well. The playing area
may be a fenced ground outside the goat house where the goats
can roam around easily. Always check the fence for holes or
damage to ensure that the goats are safe from other animals.
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