Backyard Goat Keeping

An accessible introduction for anyone who’s interested in raising backyard dwarf dairy goats! The class will cover all the basics of caring for dwarf goats in an urban or suburban setting. Class includes a video tour of an urban backyard barnyard, as well as a video milking demonstration. Students will receive instructional handouts and resource list.

The topics covered include:

  • Choosing the perfect goats (best breeds and how/where to purchase)
  • Housing and fencing
  • Feeding
  • Goat maintenance & medical care
  • Common goat challenges
  • All about the milk, and milking demonstration
  • Financial considerations (initial investment and ongoing costs)
  • Livestock licensing process
Location: Denver, colorado