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Welcome To Brucklay Pygmy Goats

Brucklay Pygmy Goats are a herd registered with the Pygmy Goat Club in 2008-2021.

Although I’ve always loved Pygmy Goats it’s taken some time to have my own. When I first lived in Perthshire I helped out at a local park – it was really to gain more experience with owls, one of my other passions, but my duties were to feed all the animals, of course, feeding the large herd of pygmy goats was great fun, running around an enclosure with a bucket of feed, getting mobbed.

We moved to Aberdeenshire for a bit more space and ended up with a pile of stone which my husband Allen rebuilt into our perfectly formed little cottage. Not long after we arrived on site and living in a caravan, I was looking for goats.

My first visit was to Caroline Ollman, not far from us, and left having booked 3 wethers and although they have their official names – their nicknames are Angel, Cole and Leo. Then we managed to secure 3 girls from Pat Bell, this involved a lot of telephone calls and emails because of the distance from us – but it all worked out, the girls arrived, nicknamed Prue, Piper and Paige, followed by the boys soon after. Finally, our last girl arrived in June, Phoebe officially Inchyra Blueberry, but we now had all the ‘charmed’ witches for those of you that watch that sort of thing.

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Kids 2020/21

See some of our beautiful kids from this season’s kidding – so far so good and I would also like to wish everyone else kidding the best of luck – it’s a stressful time we all want happy healthy kids – fingers crossed 

See this season’s kids here

Goat Information

Pygmy goats are popular pets because of their small size, great character, friendly and spunky personality. They are easy to care for and usually very healthy and hardy. However, before you run out and buy a goat, you should be ready to care for it and I would suggest lots of reading.

One of the most important ways to care for a goat is to have adequate fencing. Pygmy goats are no exception. There are many types of fencing, but any fence for a Pygmy should be at least four feet high. If your goat does not have horns, you can use stock fencing. Horned goats can get their heads stuck in the small mesh at the bottom of the fence, so you would have to line stock fencing with welded wire to keep them safe. When you put up your gate, be sure your latch is goat proof.

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Contact

Let’s chat! If you any questions you would like to ask or would like to arrange a visit – just call on 07767 485142

Or you can email clare@brucklaypygmygoats.co.uk