I control pasture chickens over six acres. The chickens selective eating has caused my field to over grow with undesirables (golden rod, fern, and other non-grasses). The frequent refrain I hear is, "get a goat". First, is this a practicle solution? Second, what is the best type of goat in terms of hardiness that will require little maintenance beyond basic husbandry? I don't necessarily want to milk or shear. Realizing Jacobs are NOT goats I thought that their uniqueness might bring some profit if I were to breed them as well as keep the feilds under control...are there goats better suited? Any opinion is welcome. I will have to study my options this winter before I even THINK about taking on any more animals.