Dwarf goats

Q. I love reading your journal online, very inspirational! Anyways the link
and mention about goats was exciting to me. I wonder if you can have them
in the suburbs? We live near Portland, OR and we can have chickens but I
wonder about little goats. I wouldn’t see why not when someone nearby has
a rooster I hear all the time! Are the nigerian dwarf goats fairly quiet?
I assume you had them before at your house? Any answers to these questions
would be great.

Thanks,
Amy

A. Regarding goats, that’s a good question! I know folks here in Los Angeles
who have had goats and even pot belly pigs. As for your area, I would
suggest you checking with your local city ordinances. If such animals are
considered pets then you may be able to get away with having such animals on
your property.

We had a full sized goat on our 10 acres, before coming here. They are
relatively quiet animals, although you have to watch their habit of eating
everything in sight.

Here’s a wonderfully, informative article written by some goat loving folks
at http://www.pathtofreedom.com/backtobasics/animals/article_goats.shtml

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  1. Emily says:

    Hi there,

    Goats are allowed in Portland city limits. You can have up to 3 livestock actually, including chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, etc. Check out the Mulnomah County Vector Control website for more info. If you want more than three animals total you will need a permit.

    -Emily

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