To serve our buyers best we like to have the following questions answered before selling any goat.
- Do you currently have any goats and if not, have you ever owned them in the past?
- Is the area where you will keep your goats fenced, and with what kind of fencing?
- What type of shelter will the goats have?
- If you have pet dogs will they be securely fenced away from the goats?
- Do you have a veterinarian, preferably one that is familiar with goats?
- Are you planning on breeding goats, or just want a couple as pets?
We reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone for any reason.
We will not disbud or dehorn our goats. We offer polled (naturally hornless) goats for those interested in goats with no horns.
Our does are good mothers so we do not sell bottle babies unless something occurred naturally which requires us to bottle feed.
The price of the goat includes either a registration application OR a registration certificate. This depends on the age of the goat at the time it is sold and if the required photos have been taken yet. We only supply registration applications for wethers upon request.
The price of the goat does NOT include any lab tests, veterinary exam or health certificate. If requested, these items may be done at the buyer’s expense. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine what is required for goats entering their state.
Deposits and Pick-up
A non-refundable deposit of $100 will hold a kid until it is 12 weeks old. We will not accept deposits on kids that aren’t born yet. If a kid is not picked up or shipped by 12 weeks old we begin to charge a boarding fee of $2.00 a day to continue to hold the kid for you unless other written arrangements have been made. Goats not picked up with-in 30 days of pick-up date will become the property of R Fainting Farm and no refund will be given on any money already paid.
Buyers should be prepared to transport goats in an adequately sized, well ventilated, and covered cage or vehicle. The goat needs to be able to stand, turn around and lay down comfortably. A goat tied in the bed of a pick-up truck is not safe and this will not be allowed. A cage in the bed of a pick up needs to have protection from rain, sun and too much wind. Sorry but we are unable to offer delivery. Final payment must be paid in cash, money order or certified check prior to the goat leaving our farm. No personal checks will be accepted for final payment.
Shipping By Air ***NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME***
We have shipped many kids through Delta and Northwest Airlines with good results and can help answer any questions that you may have. Though adult goats CAN be shipped by air, it is usually not cost effective. Buyers are welcome to research any method of flying they may choose. We can ship kids from Mobile Regional Airport to almost any location within the US. A smaller, private airport called Roy E. Ray is located in Irvington, AL if you or someone you know has access to a small private plane.
Buyers are expected to cover all shipping costs including shipping crate and veterinary health certificates. Shipping costs can vary from year to year so please contact us for an estimate. Sorry but we are unable to ship goats by air from May 1st – Sept. 30th due to our high temperatures.
Example of recent air-shipping costs for kids:
- shipping crate – $95
- veterinary exam & health certificate (1 goat) – $35 ($10 for each additional goat)
- making flight arrangements, trip to the airport & parking fees – $40
- airline flight fees (payable at the airport when you pick up the goat(s) – $300 – $350
Kids must be 8 weeks old before shipping (we usually wean bucks at 9 weeks and does at 10 weeks, but can adjust this as needed for flying). The commercial airlines have strict size/space requirements on live animals so generally kids over 10 weeks are too tall to fit in the shipping crate unless they are mini-sized. This gives us a 2 week window of opportunity to ship the kids by air unless they are traveling by private plane.
Shipping By Ground
We prefer to ship kids by air since it is much quicker and seems to be less stressful for the goats, however ground shipping is fine as long as the goats aren’t going to be in the truck/trailer for weeks. Keep in mind kids need to be shipped by 3 months old or boarding fees will apply. Below is a list of ground shippers that I’ve heard good things about and feel comfortable using. If you have a different shipper that you would like to use feel free to discuss their service with me. Buyers are expected to cover all shipping costs including veterinary health certificates.