Nigerians?.. Pfftt forget it. Might as well try to corral about 20 kittens! They go wherever they want to.
Thank you all for your information!
Hmmmm, sheep, tell me more? I like the idea of having a sort of pet - goat, but if the goats are going to be constantly getting out... And there's so much area that needs fencing, I have no idea how much that might cost. However, the LOP (Little Old People - landowners) might already have the stuff to do it - they used to keep sheep until said sheep were continously mauled by a neighhbor's dog, even with 2 gaurd llamas (dog has since died). I'll talk to the LOP today and see what they have to say.
It would be easy enough to create a really secure pen area attached to the stalls so that much would be "easy". All it would really take is just dropping some sturdy posts in the corners, and putting up a fence. Could be harder. lol
As far as breeds go, I'm leaning towards Nubians. I've been around Nubians before and I like their personalities/size/etc. At least the ones I've met seem to be pretty classy in their attitudes.
However, I'm not a huge fan of unexpected behavior...maybe that's a nix for goats no matter what? I much prefer animals that learn the rules and then stick with said rules. No aberrant behavior cuz it's "fun" or whatever. At the same time, I have a cat that I've successfully trained, from a kitten, to this^ way of being so perhaps a goat would be similar on the "differently motivated" scale?
Lacey will pretty much be fine with whatever I get her. Basically, as long as it is there, she's cool. It doesn't even have to be especially friendly (never saw her or the llamas even even touch!), just another body.
On the other, "pro-goat" hand, it would be easy enough to totally block off the unfenced pasture until it can be fixed up. The rest of the pasture (4ish acres) would be easy enough to do...I think. However, just thinking about that, again, the fences all the way around my pasture are high tensile wire, covered in blackberries. So if they decided to go through, they totally could... >.<
Maybe I should look for some sheep. lol
Would a pair of sheep be in super danger from coyotes? I think there's only one coyote that actually live in my pasture but he's there ("Duke"). There are tons of bunnies around so I figure he's eating those. He's very standoff-ish and the deer (who also live, part-time, in the pasture) constantly chase him off and Lacey doesn't take particularly kindly to his presence either...