Goats thrive in a draught-free and ventilated stable, with a high enough elevation to keep out rain.


  • Provide a stable which is draught free and watertight, made from solid and resistant materials. Ensure that the stable can be ventilated.
  • It is not necessary to insulate the stable because goats are perfectly equipped for winter.
  • Make sure the stable is sufficiently high up to prevent rain or ground water from entering. You could also lay a concrete floor.
  • Goats can be allowed on to pasture both in summer and winter, but they still need a place to shelter from rain.


  • Goats go into heat when days start to get shorter. Autumn (August-December) is the primary mating season.
  • The heat cycle lasts between 18 and 30 days.
  • The kidding season occurs in spring, reaching a peak in February and March.
  • Kids reach sexual maturity around the age of 4 or 5 months. However, make sure that they do not mate before the age of 7 to 8 months.

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