Baby Goat Play Dates with Bottle Feeding
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Private 45 Minute Baby Goat Play Dates and / or bottle feedings make a great present or outing if you are looking for something unique to do with your children or grandkids!
Pricing: $30 for first 2 people and $10 additional child or adult! No charge for children under 12 months.
Time Allowed: Each private goat play date and / or bottle feeding is 45 minutes. This gives each family time to leave before another family arrives for their goat playdate.
Scheduling: We offer private (only your family and us) baby goat playdates, bottle feeding and goat classes. We schedule them Monday - Sunday. Typically we offer them at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm unless prior arrangements are made. Our weekends fill up very fast. We are currently booked a month in advance for a Saturday or Sunday. You will get 45 minutes in our goat pasture with our Mini Nubian goats and baby goats. When possible you do get to bottle feed a baby goat. You will also get to feed them animal crackers which is their favorite treat prior to your playdate ending. Please call Stacey at 704-941-7944 to schedule a date and time that works for your family!
How many people can visit at once? We limit families to a group of 12 because we are trying to make sure we are social distancing due to Covid. We can be creative to allow teachers, students, church groups, classes, Girl Scout groups, Boy scouts groups etc to visit. For instance we had a teacher schedule for 21 children and parents. We allowed a group of 10 at 11, another group of 11 at 12 and the last group at 1pm. The teacher stayed for each playdate. We are happy to get creative!
Please Note: We do not have restrooms, snacks or drinks so please come prepared. If it has been raining it will be muddy, please be sure to dress accordingly with old clothes and shoes! You will be asked to sign a liability waiver prior to entering the pasture for your play date.
More Information: Get your baby goat fix at Cotton Bean Goat Farms in quite Mt. Pleasant, NC. We are excited to offer a variety of goat farm tours, classes and baby goat play dates at Cotton Bean Goat Farm in Mt. Pleasant, NC throughout the year. We are happy to customize a goat farm tour, class or play date to fit your needs. We are not a petting zoo but we raise and breed some really cute Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boer goats. You can meet our working AKC Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd's. See our working dogs in action around the farm with the goats, chickens, peacocks and cats. You may also see them napping during the day. Our team of lgd’s are much more active during the night when local predators such as coyotes are on the prowl. There is always something to fun to see and do on our goat farm.
We are only open by appointment ONLY: We are NOT open to the general public and a prepaid goat class, tour or play date is required to visit Cotton Bean Goat Farms. We love to share our farm and goats in a small private setting. We do not have restrooms, snacks or drinks so please come prepared. Maximum time allowed for your goat class, tour or play date is 45 minutes unless other arrangements are made prior to booking.
We are conveniently located 30 to 45 minutes from Charlotte, Concord, Harrisburg and Monroe, NC. We are about an hour from Gastonia, Belmont, Statesville, Mooresville NC and Pageland SC. If you want to get away from the city with your family and pet some baby goats, schedule a time to come visit us.
Grandparents if you are looking for something to do outside with your grandchildren this would be the perfect outdoor activity. As I tell my son, we are building up James's immune system when he visits the farm! lol Our sweet grand boy gets to do so many things that he does not get to do in the Charlotte, NC area. We also enjoy opening the goat farm up to groups of school children who want some real life farm exposure and meet some goats. If you are homeschooling your children this is a great way to re-enforce what you are teaching them.
Meet our Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boers goats
Play with the cute baby goats - They are very curious and will approach you. Once they are comfortable they may climb in your lap for snuggles and jump our of your arms. The baby goats have even been know to run with or follow human kids to play.
Depending on the time of year you may see a goat giving birth
Depending on the time of year you may get to bottle feed a baby goat
Do you want to milk a goat? We may be able to arrange this
Our adult goats are super friendly. They enjoy snuggles and neck scratches.
Why do goats EAT everything: Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boer Goats observe and learn about the world just like a toddler, they put everything in their mouth! This may include your clothes, hat, sunglasses, fingers or elbows if they can manage it. They have a bottom row of teeth that they use to chew on things. It is rumored that goats eat anything. This is NOT true! They are very picky eaters, just ask Farmer Jason about our monthly hay bill and how much they waste just because they don’t like it.
If you have questions just ask! We are still figuring all of this out. We are just trying to share our love of goats with other people!
**Our baby and adult goats have horns! Please be aware of this when interacting with them.
Zen with Zay & the Kidz - Coming spring 2021. Our 11 year old daughters version of Goat Yoga geared towards families! Come have fun with Zay and the goats. Grandparents bring your grandchildren.
Let us customize an Goat meet and greet!
Sign up for our "All About Goats Meet & Greet" program where you can interact with and meet our Boer, Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Nubian goats, We can make this as general as you want, or it can be specific depending on what you want to get out of your goat experience. If you are trying to decide between a meat breed and a dairy breed of goat you can come see the difference in person here at Cotton Bean Goat Farm. Maybe you just want to know if goats would be a good fit for your family.
We can share information on worming and treating anemia in a goat. What are the signs do you watch for that indicate your goat may have a worm load?
You can meet our breeding bucks, maybe even smell them if it's breeding season and they are in rut! We don't charge extra for the "Smell a Buck" program! lol We can share our goat breeding experience with you. For instance we don't breed a huge buck to a small doe / goat. This can cause complications during delivery and you can even loose your doe.
You can see the size difference between a milk and meat goat
We can talk about goat fencing and shelter needs when acid ifs falling from the sky. Most of our goats hate the rain!
We can explain why you should feed a "Goat Minerals" instead of cow or sheep minerals.
Does a nursing dairy doe have any special feed requirements?
This is a great opportunity for people who are considering becoming a Goat Mom and Dad but would like to interact with some goats first hand to learn more about them and their care. It’s also a good way to see the size and temperament difference in the breeds like a Boer and Mini Nubian's. I’ll give you a hint: The Mini Nubian is the dog of the goat world. Boer goats are more like cats.
If you have anything specific you would like to learn about goats during your visit please include that on the sign up form and we’ll do our best to customize your goat experience to cover those items.
**We are not vets and we recommend you always consult your vet before making medical decisions!