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: 60
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2016

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Renting out goats for weed control?

Started by ildi. Last reply by Aubrey Owens Mar 25, 2016. 1 Reply

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

Petting Goat Rental

Started by Hillary Oct 17, 2015. 0 Replies

Does anyone happen to have, or know someone who has, a friendly goat or two that I could pay to rent for an hour or two for my son's birthday?  He loves goats, and thought it would be fun to have…Continue

How did you all learn goat keeping?

Started by Toni T. Last reply by jenprosser Jan 7, 2015. 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

goat milk

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

Comment Wall

Comment by SteveJ on March 27, 2012 at 9:59am

Kellie, is that legal in the city?

Comment by Kellie Bellie on March 27, 2012 at 10:12am

Yes, I think it's legal as long as you have 4000 square feel of open roaming space (fenced of course).  We are at the bottom of a cul-de-sac so we have an unusually large backyard (it even has a 2 car garage in the middle of it) so we *think* it's legal for us to have 2 small goats. 
We are going to have to fence off our gardens though.... LOL!

Comment by Deanna Baca on March 27, 2012 at 1:22pm

Zuni1970 have you considered some of the mini breeds?  That's where folks take a standard goat(Nubian, Alpine, La Mancha, Oberhasli etc.) and breed to a Nigerian buck  to get a Mini.  They usually milk more like their full sized dams but are closer in size to and  eat more like their Nigerian side!   I personally don't breed them but have had several folks who have standard does use my Nigie buck to make mini's so I could point you in the right direction depending on which breed you want (I know 2 mini Nubian breeders, 2 Mini LaMancha, 1 Mini Ob here and one in Aztec)I do breed (and know about 4 other folks) Nigerians which are under about 2 ft tall for Milking stock.  I have milk records on some of my girls, their dams etc. and know several other folks who do also.

Comment by SteveJ on March 27, 2012 at 1:48pm

That's great Kelli. What specific questions do you have? Are these castrated males?

Comment by Kellie Bellie on March 27, 2012 at 2:31pm

Yes, castrated males.  I have no specific questions... yet.  I just wanted to know if anyone has tips, advice, or anything to offer that we may not know about since we're completely new to this.  They are so friggin cute!  We love them and our toddlers do too.

Comment by Mindy Cole on August 31, 2012 at 11:51am

Hi, I'm going to be making a short film through my college and a goat has a central part in it. Would anyone be interested in giving me a tour of your goats, giving me an idea about their behavior and possibly having your goat star in my film? I've made films before, but none of them had a goat :) I live in the Foothills area of Albuquerque and can come visit at your convenience. Thanks for your help, consideration and tips in advance. Mindy

Comment by Kellie Bellie on August 31, 2012 at 12:05pm

I'd be happy to Mindy.  I'm near Wyoming & I-40 (not far from UNM) just up Lomas if that's where you're going to school.

Comment by Mindy Cole on August 31, 2012 at 12:24pm

Hi Kellie, my email is, can you email me there and I'll give you my phone number or visa versa? I think I'm looking for a larger size goat to use, since there will be a green screen shot with two people pretending to be on it's back. All I know about goats are the one's that I've seen at the state fair each years. Look forward to hearing from you.

Comment by Kellie Bellie on August 31, 2012 at 12:35pm

Ooooh, my goat is tiny… I would recommend going down to Los Poblanos farm in the North Valley (off Rio Grande)…  They also have a “Barnyard Animals 101” tour on Saturdays at 11am. They’ve got all kinds of goats (larger ones) and they’d probably let you do your scene with them, depending on who you talk to (the last time I went, the lady filling in was kinda cranky & impatient).

Comment by Mindy Cole on August 31, 2012 at 12:40pm

I would need a goat to go on location for the filming around Albuquerque and than for a green screen it would have to go into a studio. Are goats house broken or what do you do if you brink them inside? Would your goat look ridiculous with a girl and a woman pretending to be riding on her back? I presume when you say small you mean something like the size of an australian shepherd dog? Oh I have to get to know goats  :)


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