I have read some of the threads on this forum and will continue to look thru them as well as go thru back issues of Countryside, but a few quick questions... I just bought two pygmy goats, about 4 months old, both does, and I think twins. I have the barn, the hay, the pasture and the pen. (our pony needs a 5'foot wire mesh pen to keep her in at night, so thus, the goat pen). However maybe I should have got one big goat, instead of small ones as I am afraid that the little ones will squeeze out of every available space. We are going to build a big pen for night time and for if we ever get a vacation again, and I know this has to be high. I will try the sleeping platform as suggested by JoyKelly too. My questions are about shots, worms, sickness ???? In the old days, we always had a goat tied out back somewhere, except for the story about the time my Grandmother gave a goat a bottle of Pepto-Bismal, I was not aware on how much care goats need? Do they need a lot of care? Will I need a regular Vet? It is hard to get a Vet to come to our farm for just one pony now. One Vet that would just gave up her practice and another is getting ready to retire soon. Did I take on too much without doing enough research first?