You should consider finding a second goat to keep it happy. Goats are herd animals and very lonely without some sort of companionship. You'll need to buy either goat chow or a mix from a feed store, as well as a good quality hay. You will also need to learn to trim it's hooves yourself, or pay someone else to do so (and good luck on finding someone because goat foot people are in short supply). I'd suggest ordering/buying a good book on goat care ~ Storey's guide to raising goats is a good starter book.
As other people mentioned, housing (a walk in shed is ok if your winters aren't too bad, a sturdy water bucket, a feed pan, and something to keep hay off the ground. Also, you need baking soda. Asap. Goats who eat things they shouldn't, or who have their feed switched suddenly can 'bloat'. Plain baking soda should ALWAYS be available. They eat it like we eat tums ~ and know when they need it. You can msg me if you like.
at 12:25 AM on Nov. 14, 2010