Albuquerque Goat Keepers


Albuquerque Goat Keepers

A group for those who keep goats in the city to share information and advice, or for those who are interested in learning more about keeping goats.

Location: Albuquerque
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Jan 7

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How did you all learn goat keeping? 2 Replies

(Sorry everyone, I sent this as a message instead of a discussion. Apologies!!!)I am wondering how you all learned about goat keeping. I would like to learn more about it. Did you trust books, talk…Continue

Started by Toni T. Last reply by jenprosser Jan 7.

Renting out goats for weed control?

Does anyone rent out their goats to help with weed control? I've got a 1/4 acre backyard full of weeds that needs help. If so, please do shoot me an email at with your contact…Continue

Started by ildi Mar 5, 2014.

goat milk 2 Replies

hello abq goat keepers,i am hoping to buy some goat milk.  please let me know if you have any available.thanks,carolynContinue

Started by Carolyn Thompson Hammack. Last reply by Carolyn Thompson Hammack Jul 17, 2013.

What about changing the laws to allow more goats in the city? Done in Seattle through goat justice league. 6 Replies

I think 2 or maybe even up to 7 little goats in a large albuquerque backyard makes sense for those who are interested.  Being vegans, their poop is fantastic fertilizer and odor free.  They eat…Continue

Started by amecus j. Last reply by Deanna Baca Jul 17, 2013.

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Comment by connie on December 2, 2011 at 5:33am

I have read the city zoning laws.  In the city limits you have to have 4,000 square feet of land for each goat (or sheep).  It seems to be more about having the required space.  You can go on line and read the zoning requirements.  I can look through my papers and cite the place where the requirements are located.  To answer a question of how many goats--I would say that usually it is best to have two (or more.) I have goat who was bottle raised because her mother rejected her. I took her to the Grower's Market when she was young. Her name is Lilly.   When she was young she related to our dogs most closely. Actually she related to people most closely and then dogs.  She has had difficulty relating to goats.  But now has as adult goat I have to watch her and train so that she doesn't butt the dogs like she does the other goats.  So I am back to the its better to have two so that they have company and speak the same language.  It would not be good to have a lonely goat bleating in a city neighborhood.  Proabably not a good thing anywhere.  I just did a little research about goats and their sizes.  Nigerians at full growth weigh around 75 pounds.  The largest breeds of goats weigh from 125 to 170.  I think you could argue that you could keep two Nigerians if you have the 4,000 square feet of yard.  It also helps if you have your neighbors on board.  Goats are wonderful engaging animals.  My hand raised goat did lead on a leash better than most dogs.  I have not been working with her and her skills are not so smooth right nowl.  But if you had a couple of goats in a neighborhood with lots of training and attention, I think neighbors could have fun, too. 

Comment by Deanna Baca on December 1, 2011 at 10:13am

I have a buck for sale with an outstanding pedigree.  I bought him 2 years ago as a baby buck.  he has one of the best milking pedigrees in the Southwest.  I paid $400 for him when he was a baby and am asking that price for him now.  I have had 2 sets of babies by him and have several does bred to him for this coming year.  He comes form a CAE, CL, and Johnnes negative herd.  He inherited his milking stars in BOTH registries.  the Two daughters I own of his will be on Milk test in 2011 and he probably will eventually earn his + designation in the next two years.  His dame is almost a finished champion in both registeries and she has been on the Top 10 list for milkers in the Nation in both registries.  She also was among the first group of Nigerians to earn the Superior Genetics Designation through ADGA (Top 15% of the breed in the nation for  production/performance) > In the meantime he is standing at Stud at my farm for $75/doe (must be CAE/CL negative - be prepared to show the test results) along with my other buck who is a finished Champion in AGS and needs one more win in ADGA.


Comment by SteveJ on October 15, 2011 at 10:54am
I am ready to sell some of my goats. We have several young females, 2 middle aged females, and a wether. These are mostly lamancha mixes, although one young female is a nubian/boer cross. The wether is a nubian. All except the older females are very personable. If you are interested in any of them, send me a message.
Comment by Brittany Stone on July 10, 2011 at 10:12am
Oops! Thanks Jennifer!
Comment by Jennifer on July 10, 2011 at 7:10am

Instead of posting this as a comment you guys should start a discussion about it...there is a little 'add a discussion' clickable at the bottom of the discussion topics above.


Comment by Brittany Stone on July 9, 2011 at 11:30pm

I am also curious about the laws here in ABQ on keeping goats. I am very interested in having a goat or two but have tried calling a bunch of people via the city government and everyone gives me different answers. Its been very frustrating! 

Also, what do people suggest about the number of goats? Is one okay if you spend a lot of time with it? Or is it better to have two? Also, how does that play into the city laws/ordinances?  Thanks!

Comment by Deanna Baca on July 9, 2011 at 3:04pm
so I am just curious, do you all that own goats within ABQ city limits live in places like North Valley, South Valley etc. or do some of you actually live inside of Abq in a regular track home?  Do any of you know the laws about keeping goats in ABQ?  Or where I could find them.  I know some neighborhood associations do not allow them at all but trying to find out. for some folks who might want some goats. I did not think they could have them in ABQ unless they lived in only certain areas.

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