We're so glad you've found your way here!! This page should answer any other remaining questions. We really do appreciate the time you're taking to read this page and learn more about our policies. *** Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our goats, our sales policy, are curious about starting a herd of your own, or wondering if goats are right for you. Goats aren't right for everyone (can you believe it???!!!), but we are happy to discuss your needs, concerns, and desires, to help you on your way to the wonderful world of goat ownership!
Our commitment to our animals does not end when they leave the farm. We are always here to help answer any questions you may have about goat care, and husbandry, and we always enjoy getting updates on how our animals are doing in their new homes!
We want you to be happy with your purchase and we want the goats that we have poured so much of our lives into to go to good homes. That is why we have a sales policy to govern the sale of our goats. Please note that we will not sell you our goats if you do not currently have goats on your farm, unless you purchase two goats (wethers make great companions). Goats are herd animals and need the companionship of other goats (humans don't count).
Reserving/Purchasing goat kids: We like to keep things simple. We don't require a deposit to reserve unborn kids. Simply let us know what pairing you would like to be on the waitlist for and I will notify you of any available kids before we market them to the public. Preference will be given to performance homes (DHIR, Show, LA, Classification). We reserve the right to retain any goat for our own breeding program at any time up until the goat leaves our farm (Deposit and any payment that has been made will be refunded if that happens). Once you are notified of an available kid you will have 48 hours to let us know if you would like to make a purchase, at which point we will require a $100 dollar deposit to hold the kid for you until weaning or in the case of a doeling, until her dam is done with her ten month milk test (unless we decide to dry her off early). Once you have agreed to make a purchase you will have one week to send a deposit, or you will forfeit your reservation and we will contact the next person on the list. In the event that something happens to the kid you have reserved, between the time that the deposit was received and pickup, your deposit will be refunded, or applied to a future breeding, or towards another kid. Whichever you prefer. Our kids are dam raised, well socialized and will be disbudded (unless naturally polled). Our kids are sold with ADGA and AGS registration applications. We also cannot guarantee that a goat we sell will not grow scurs, we try our best to disbud them properly but sometimes in spite of our best efforts, they still grow scurs (especially the bucks).
Purchasing adult goats: A $100 deposit will hold an adult goat until pickup. Adult goats need to be picked up within two weeks and the balance paid in full. If they are not picked up within the two week time period than a boarding fee of $20/week will be applied to the final cost of the goat. A doe sold as exposed/bred is not guaranteed to be bred. We will however (at buyers request and expense) do a blood draw and and send it in to be tested as to whether or not she is pregnant. As of 2/14/2022 BioPRYN pregnancy testing is $6/per test not including shipping. This has to be done at least 30 days after breeding. Pregnant does MUST be picked up at least 8 weeks before their due date (I recommend 3 months) or else we will not allow the doe to go to her new home until at least 3 weeks after she has given birth (the $20/week boarding fee will also apply). If this happens then the resulting offspring will become the property of Cottonwood Hollow. Adult goats come with their AGS and ADGA registration papers (If they are specified as being registered with both) and bill of sale as well as service memo if sold as bred.
Payment/Transport: We prefer payment in cash, but will accept checks if the ENTIRE PAYMENT is received at least two weeks before pickup. Any and all costs associated with shipping/transportation are the responsibility of the buyer. Transportation and all shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. Currently we do not airship. In the event that you are unable to pickup the goat on the agreed upon time, then boarding arrangements will need to be made and a boarding fee of $20/week will apply. If you back out for any reason then your deposit and any other payments made up to that point will be forfeited and the goat will be re-listed for sale. While I hope to never feel the need to do so, I reserve the right to refuse any sale without explanation (your deposit would be gladly refunded of course). All goats are sold as healthy at time of departure. No other guarantees are made to the future health, height, or quality of the animal being sold. Our herd is tested and negative for CAE, CL, and Johne's. After Sale/Home Care: Any time that a goat transfers to a new home is a stressful time for them. This is especially difficult for kids who have recently been weaned. The stress can effect their immune systems, their appetites, and behaivor. You may experience any of these issues or none of these issues. We can not guarantee that adjusting to their new home will always be easy for them, but we do our best to prepare them and prepare you. With that said, we will give them an herbal dewormer before they leave along with an herbal coccidia preventive, a vitamin B complex, and a probiotic. If you would like to use the products we use, let us know ahead of time (two weeks) so that you will have time to order these products, otherwise you'll need to have any of your preferred items on hand to take care of any issues that you might experience. If you have questions, please ask before pick up. We will also provide you with a small selection of the brome hay and alfalfa that we feed to encourage a good feed adjustment as well. It's also recommend that you bring an empty 5 gallon bucket with a lid and we will send you with water that they are drinking here. Hydration during a stressful period is so important! At times, there may be a lot of crying and vocalizing by the goats, especially kids upon arrival at their new home. This is so hard to hear, we know. But is a possibility. Your new goat friend may be shy at first as well, everything is new to him or her.... Be patient, loving, gentle and encouraging. Some of our most skittish goats in the beginning have become our absolute friendliest favorites later.
Finally....We will assume that you've read all of this pertinent information and are in agreement. We want this to be a smooth and enjoyable process for you and for the goats! We are so thankful for your consideration of a Cottonwood Hollow goat and can't wait to work with you!