Goat Shelters

Thursday, February 25, 2010

There has been a lot of interest and conversation of late regarding easy to build and portable shelters. Here are some resources for those who are looking for examples of goat shelters.

eHow has three articles offering shelters for goats: Goat Shed, Fainting Goat Shelter (which is really not any different than any other breed’s shelter) and Portable Goat Shelter.

South African Boer Goats has examples of some pre-fab shelters as well as improvised feeders.

Clear Creek Farms makes good use of corrugated metal panels for goat housing and the International Kiko Goat Association offers some photos of shelters.

Any of a number of materials can be used to fabricate a shelter suitable for goats. Just remember to collect any excess materials, don’t use anything toxic, remove sharp edges and never, never build close to the fence.

One Response to “Goat Shelters”

  1. I’ve also found that an old round “hog feeder”, can be cut into two pieces and used for shelter. It also becomes a source of enjoyment for growing kids…


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