The following sales policies are put in place to ensure a smooth and satisfying transaction for both parties. Please contact us with any questions.
Updated October 2021
By sending a deposit or placing a reservation on an animal, you indicate that you are in agreement with these terms:
Revised October 10, 2021
Due to the length of our waiting list and the time it takes to maintain it we are going to a paid reservation system. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the wishlist has grown to over 300 people. It is incredibly difficult and time consuming to maintain it, and to contact that many peoplein the right order and right timing. Paid reservations eliminate those issues.
Flat Rock Farm will offer 20 paid reservations for each buck. That means right now there are 20 reservations available for Dreahook Silver Key, 20 for Flat Rocks Drengr, and 20 for Flat Rocks Beguiled. Reservations are $200, and all monies apply to the purchase price of the kid. Your reservation can be as specific or non specific as you like, example I would like a buck or doe kid out of a particular breeding, or I would like a kid to improve xyz in my herd, etc. Paid reservations will be filled in the order they are received, and as they meet the needs of specific reservations. Paid reservations will be filled first. If a kid is born that does not meet the needs of a paid reservation it will be offered on our sales page on a Saturday evenings at 6pm. Message us on the Flat Rock Farm FB page or shoot us an email for further details.
In the event a reservation is mot filled it will roll over to the next kidding season (spring or fall).
This will allow Us to maintain a smaller, more efficient list where we can tell folks exactly where they are in line and communicate in a more timely manner.
Reservations are paid via PayPal, Venmo or personal check.
Effective Immediately (03/15/2021)--Available (not reserved) kids will be posted to the sales page of this website weekly. We will endeavor to release new kids on Saturday evenings at 6pm. An update announcement will be made to our Flat Rock Farm facebook page when updates occur. Kids go very quickly. Please let us know asap to reserve one.
We ask for 1/2 the purchase price as a deposit to hold the kid until transport or pick up via Paypal or Venmo. Kids are not considered sold until deposit is received.
Deposits are non refundable if the buyer does not go through with the sale. Deposits are non transferable unless there is an issue with the kid originally purchased, in which case we will do everything possible to accommodate. We reserve the right to cancel a sale, at our discretion, if we feel it is in the animal's best interest to do so. In this instance all monies will be refunded.
We offer experienced and reliable transport in the continental United States. We work exclusively with Brian Barlow of Van Go Animal Transport Services. Brian transports all over the US and has made many successful trips for us. Contact him at 704-284-0294 (call or text) for a quote. Brian accepts bottle babies, dam raised kids and adults.
We do not offer air shipping at this time.
While we make every effort to be accommodating on transportation we will not put any of our animals, kids or adults, in a situation that we feel could jeopardize their health or well being. We reserve the right to refuse transport if we feel it's in the best interest of our stock to do so. There are several commercial transporters we do not work with for various reasons.
In the event that an animal is not transported or picked up within 90 days of sale - with no communication to make arrangements for the animal - all monies will be forfeit and the animal will again be available for sale.
Farm Pick ups:
Farm pick ups are welcome but limited to driveway pick up due to Covid 19. Masks must be worn at all times by all parties until further notice. Just check with us and we will be happy to arrange a time and date.
Registration and names:
All of our goats are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association. Animals will come with ADGA registration papers unless otherwise noted.
Kids are named in bloodline themes. We are unable to change a kids name once it is registered. We are happy to accommodate if we can work with you on a name.
Animals leaving the farm will be accompanied by a certificate of health from our Veterinarian.
Animals are healthy, vaccinated, disbudded, dewormed, tattooed and ready to go when they leave our herd. Due to the stresses of shipping and transport we cannot offer further health guarantees.
What you get from me:
The full support of my 30+ years of breeding Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. I will give you my unvarnished opinion of the kid you are getting and how he/she will help you meet your herd goals. I will be absolutely honest in regards to my opinions on the animal: it's bloodline, it's strengths and weaknesses, and what I expect it to produce and or contribute. If you tell me exactly what you are looking for, and what attributes you need, I will do my utmost to help you find it. If I cannot, I will point you in the direction I think will be most helpful to obtain your goals.
I will also be available for any health/breeding/breed questions you might have long after the purchase of your Flat Rocks animal (and actually I am available for that if you do NOT purchase a Flat Rocks animal). It does not matter to me if you have two pet wethers, a herd of show winners, or a family milker; if you have a question please do not hesitate to ask.
The depth of my breeding program. There is no other herd in the US with this many years continual breeding of Nigerian Dwarfs. You not only get the animal you purchased, but you get hands on knowledge of that animal's bloodline for many generations.
An animal that I believe in. We have worked very hard to establish our herd. We will not jeopardize our reputation by offering animals that we believe are anything but the best we have to offer. Flat Rocks animals thrive and excel in other herds, winning at shows and earning production accolades. We sell animals that we ourselves would like to keep. Only the absolute best will be sold as bucks. Most males will be wethered and sold as pets. NO bucks will be offered out of first fresheners. We believe a doe must prove herself before contributing a buck to the breed.
Because breeding is not an exact science and we cannot always predict how a kid will turn out we cannot offer any further guarantees, specific or implied.
What you agree to provide:
You will provide the goat you purchase from Flat Rock Farm with the following:
1. Care to the best of your ability.
2. Feed and hay. No. Contrary to what the internet and Facebook experts like to spout most of us do not have an adequate variety of browse for goats to live on pasture alone. It's just not feasible. Goats also cannot survive on grass hay alone. Its simply not high enough in protein. Goats, especially growing kids, need at least 16% protein, adequate vitamins and minerals, and a well balanced diet to grow to their potential. There are many commercially available goat pellets formulated by nutritionists that do a fantastic job of meeting the nutritional needs of a growing or producing animal. If you need recommendations we would be happy to provide them. Horse quality hay should be available as well. Hay varies greatly by region, but is always an important component of a small ruminant diet.
3. Shelter and fencing. Goats need a dry and draft free environment. Doesn't have to be fancy. They also need fencing that keeps them in and predators out.
4. Veterinary care if necessary.
We are available 24/7 for husbandry questions. Please message us on Facebook or send us an email.