Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
By Robin Shaw
Posted Apr 01, 2013
So we had a small family farm when my kids were little and we thought goats would be a good addition! We saw an ad in the paper about a convent in our state who was giving away pygmy goats because they had too many...what a great deal! We actually brought them home in the backseat of the car with the kids. We made a simple wire enclosure to keep them in adjacent to the rest of our animals. What no one told us was that pygmy goats can jump as though they have springs on their feet--I'm not kidding!!! We couldn't find a fence tall enough to keep them in! It's not that they wanted to run away, they just wanted OUT! After a few weeks, we came to the realization that we just couldn't keep them... :-( So a word to the wise here, pygmies while totally adorable, need to be enclosed on ALL sides!