This Little Goat Lived in the City


For a while, chickens were all the rage. You could get a coop, install it in your backyard, buy a couple of quality chicks, and presto: fresh eggs for life. (Or for as long as you could stand the clucking and pecking that comes with any kind of chicken ownership.) But because nothing is stable and everything shifts, we're here to bring the news that chickens are a little bit yesterday.

The new urban animal? The friendly goat.

A couple of people around the country have taken it seriously enough to not only try their hands at goat-raising, but to set their experiences in virtual stone. Welcome to the world of goat blogs.

Let's take a run through the two reasons for raising goats: pets and milk.