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.
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
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