How Long Can Goats Be Left Alone - 9 Things to Consider

Goats don’t have a single, consistent number of days they can be left alone, but the general rule of thumb is not many. Though you can provide for them things such as shelter and food to graze on, goats do need regular feeding, attention and wellness checks.


Goats are grazers but goats also have feeding needs that really should be overseen by a human who knows better. Though they eat grass, they also eat shrubs, trees, flowers and bushes you probably do not want them destroying. 


From jumping to crawling to even squeezing through impossibly small spaces, a goat can surprise many with how easily they can find their way out. 

Destruction in a Four-Legged Form

So far we’ve covered that goats are extreme animals when it comes to eating and escaping, but it doesn’t end there.


Do you have a doe you use for milk? If so, does she still have her babies nursing? Her comfort and well being is regulated by milking. You cannot leave her unmilked for too long a time or she will experience pain from her engorged udder.