Our goats can quietly clear the unwanted vegetation and invasive species from your land and leave a clear open space for whatever you have planned next. Using goats for land clearing does not require permits and there's often no pile of debris or much less to haul away or burn.
Renting goats for land clearing is simple. A temporary fence is installed around the area of land to be cleared. If manual clearing is required to install fencing, there will be an extra charge A small herd of goats is brought in to quietly munch the vegetation. The time it takes to clear the land depends upon the size of land the density of the vegetation and the size of the goat herd. We can give you a better estimate of the time once we know a little more about your land.
Goats are natural climbers and enjoy steep or rough terrain. They can go places that clearing machinery cannot.
There are portions of the plant that the goats do not eat. (woody stalks etc.). If requested, we can provide a price to cutting and stacking the woody material. We do not remove debris from the site or haul it away.
When the goats have finished clearing the land, they are herded back into the trailer, the fence is removed. And the land is clear of vegetation.
Please submit this form for interest in the having goats or sheep to your home or business. Our season runs from Memorial day to Labor Day. We setup everything and use electric fencing to keep our animals safe and in the area. We will come out to custom quote and look at the needs for each job before our animals show up.
SETUP COST: starts at $800.00 within 10 miles of our Bloomfield farm. Greater distances or special requirements to be quoted separately.
Setup includes delivery, setup of fences, setup of animal support, water, pickup, etc.
SITE VISIT: Required for better job estimating. We will need to visit the site before goats arrive to determine conditions and geography and how to setup the job for the goats to be happy and safe.
COST PER DAY: $150.00, per additional days after 2 days onsite. $200 to reset fences to graze additional area. Generally jobs include 8-10 goats. Generally goats are there a minimum of two days but may be supplemented by more goats and less time onsite.
Land (Human) Clearing:$50.00 per hour/per man. As needed, for land clearing in excess of requirements setup of fencing and access to job site
Electro Fence: We use an electric net fence which is installed around area to be targeted. Your fencing is probably not appropriate or suffice to contain and keep our goats safe. The electro fencing keeps the good guys in and the bad guys out. Goats come with a trailer, which if the site allows, will be left for them, if not, other shelter will be evaluated.
Utilities and Shelter: We prefer to use a hose from domestic water and connection to an electrical outlet, but we have batteries and a water tank on board our trailer/shelter, if necessary. We need to know ahead of time to plan.
Dangers: The biggest danger to the goats is domestic dogs. That cute little dog can become a predator when not supervised even when you think he’s just playing. Their presence also scares goats. Electro fencing will keep them safe.
We do what we can to ensure a safe location for the animals while on your property. However, if stolen or harmed, the cost to replace them would be $300.00 per animal. If injured, it would be the cost of the veterinarian bill.
** Some plants are poisonous and will need to be avoided. We will do the best we can to identify what we can during our site visit. Plus goats are smart and usually don’t eat what they don’t like.
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20 Duncaster Rd. Bloomfield CT 06002
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