A female goat is called a Nanny and male goat is called a Billy. A baby goat is called a kid.
We have 6 goats here at the farm, they are called; Connie, Tori, Beryl, Edna, Nora and Dottie.
We only have Pygmy goats here on the farm as they are the perfect size for a small holding like ours. They originate from West Africa and are commonly kept as pets due to their size. They normally weight between 22 - 35kg.
These are the older of the 6 goats here on the farm. They were hand reared here because their mother had died on another farm. Connie (pictured) has more white markings on her face and she likes to nip, hopefully you haven't read this too late!
They both recently had 2 kids each. We were unable to keep them all the farm so they went to go and live at Nottingham College. A lot of our barn volunteers study Animal Care at college so they will still be able to see the kids!
The younger goats arrived on the farm in June 2022 when they were just XXXXX weeks old. They came to the farm all the way from XXXXX. They were quite frightened at first and had to stay in the barn for the first week or so. Now they can be found exploring the paddocks and usually getting their heads stuck in the fence!
Based on my research goats try to eat everything, up to and including clothes, shoes, lanyards and fingers! However a perfect diet for a goat consists of a mixture of shrubs, hay, fruit and vegetables. They are herbivores. They are also ruminants similar to cows.