Hidden Gems Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats for sale in western Washington sire dame doe
Hidden Gems Farm
Thank you for your interest in purchasing a Hidden Gems Farm goat!
The following information is our Purchase Policy. With agreeing to purchase an animal
from Hidden Gems Farm you are agreeing to our Purchase Policy. If you have any questions
about our policy please contact us before placing a deposit on an animal. Thank you
for your interest in our wonderful goats.
Our goal at Hidden Gems Farm is for our goats to go to loving, caring homes where
they will receive proper diet, vet care and safe shelter in order to be happy and
healthy. If you would like to purchase a goat from us we ask that you have proper
shelter to protect them from wind and rain, a strong fenced area to keep them in/predators
out and proper feed. We also require that you not tether goats. Tethered goats are
not happy and are very vulnerable to predators, such as dogs. Goats are naturally
herd animals and need companionship of other goats, not other species of animals.
Therefore, we require that if you do not already own another goat, you must purchase
a minimum of 2 goats. Absolutely no goats will be sold to live as a single goat!
Wethers (neutered males) are inexpensive and make great companions.
Hidden Gems Farm reserves the right to retain any animal born on our property. We
also reserve the right to cancel a sell or reservation if the animal has any genetic
defect, suffers an injury or illness or if we feel the home is a liability to the
animal. In any of these cases a refund of the deposit will be given.
If you wish to make a deposit on a goat or an unborn kid of a planned breeding (check
our kidding schedule page) please notify us which goat(s) you are interested in and
send a deposit of $50 ($25 for wethers) for each goat you wish to reserve. This deposit
will be applied to the total cost of the goat. After notifying us of which goat you
wish to reserve we will place a hold on that goat for 7 days to allow for the deposit
to arrive. If the deposit does not arrive within the week the goat will be made available
to the next person on the waiting list. If you select a goat that is unavailable
due to not being born, being retained, injury or in the sad event of death you are
welcome to either transfer your deposit to another available animal, roll it over
to the following breeding season, or receive a full refund. However, if the goat
is available and you simply change your mind, then you forfeit your deposit.
If the kid you chose will be staying at Hidden Gems Farm until weaned payment in
full is required by 6 weeks of age. If payment in full is not paid by 6 weeks of
age an additional $100 will be applied or if cancellation occurs then all deposit
monies will be forfeited. Kids will be available to go to their new homes when they
reach 8 to 12 weeks of age. If the goat is not picked up within 10 days of the set
pickup date, unless other arrangements have been made, the deposit and animal will
be forfeited by the purchaser. If prior arrangements are made and payment in full
has been received, we may be able to board the reserved goat for a boarding fee of
$1.50 per day. Boarding fees will not apply if the animal cannot be picked up or
shipped for obvious reasons such as extreme cold, heat, illness or personal injury.
Payments may be made by cash, money order or personal check. Payment must be made
in full prior to 6 weeks of age and shipping. We ask that if you pay with a personal
check that you send at least 2 weeks prior to pickup/shipping so it has time to clear
the bank. Personal checks MUST clear prior to an animal leaving our property. Sorry
for any inconvenience this may cause.
All of our goats are registered with ADGA. Please be advised that all our kids will
be registered with ADGA and this includes wethers and this fee will be added onto
of the sell price of each animal. We at Hidden Gems Farm will mail in the paperwork
and fees together. This insures that each goat is registered and will also save from
future hassles of having to back track on paperwork.
If shipping is required, all expenses including shipping fees, travel crate, health
checkup, health certificate, any further testing required by you or the state you
live in and roundtrip gas expenses to SeaTac airport (about $40) are the purchasers
responsibility. Must be prepaid or COD. Purchasers are fully responsible to consult
with me regarding using my vet or a vet of their choice in acquiring health certificates
for the animals that will be shipped. Please also check http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/animal_imports_states.shtml
regarding your state's requirements for transporting animals out of state (whether
by truck or plane).
Kids will be disbudded, tattooed and be given 2 CD&T injections (at 3 and 6 weeks
of age) before leaving our farm (unless they are taken early to be bottle raised).
We will not sell a horned goat. All unreserved bucks will be wethered (neutered)
at 8 weeks of age.
All goats over 6 months of age will be tested annually for CAE, CL, Johnes and Brucellosis.
Our herd has produced negative results for CAE, CL, Johnes, and Brucellosis in 2000
& 2011. If you desire to have any further health testing or screening done on the
goat(s) you are interested in, we will be happy to bring in a vet. Purchaser will
be responsive for the cost of these services.
Our kids will be healthy prior to leaving Hidden Gems Farm and you should be happy
with their condition when you pick them up. We urge you at time of pickup to take
a thorough look at the goat(s) and if you have any questions please ask. If you have
concerns or are at all uncomfortable with any aspect of the goat/transaction please
feel free to let us know and delay the purchase if need be. Once a goat leaves Hidden
Gems Farm we have no control over the care they are given so all sales are final
and no further guarantee is given or implied. We will however do everything possible
to direct you in the necessary care for the animal. We want your experience and our
goats both to be happy!
No sale is final until we release the goat(s) from our care, custody and control.
All animals that leave our farm will need to be transported in a vehicle that will
protect themfrom wind and rain. I will not allow animals to leave in the bed of
a truck without a canopy, even if they are in a crate.
By purchasing an animal(s) from Hidden Gems Farm, you are agreeing to all conditions
listed on these pages.