What do goats live in?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Robert_Hope, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Robert_Hope Banned

    West Midlands UK/London/Paris
    (British) English
    Hi all!

    No, it isn't the start of a bad joke. I'm wondering if there's a name for where goats are kept? I'm thinking in terms of farm buildings (barn etc). Some animals seem to call their homes different things (is it a chicken coup? Pig pen?)

    What about goats? Goat pen? Goat shed? Goatshed?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    I have seen goats kept in barns and sheds (both roofed) and in pens (not roofed, or partially roofed). Some even keep them in their houses.
    By the way, a "chicken coup" seems the start of a bad pun.
  3. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    :eek:Do you know something we don't, Bob?
    I'd probably go for pen, myself.
  4. Robert_Hope Banned

    West Midlands UK/London/Paris
    (British) English
    Would you call it "a barn with goats in"? A goat barn?

    I've been in Germany for a year and I've heard that much strange English it's starting to sound correct!
  5. Robert_Hope Banned

    West Midlands UK/London/Paris
    (British) English
    Excuse the repeated word! (I'm always always doing that)

    Yes, the goats talk to me.

    A goat pen? Ok.
  6. xebonyx

    xebonyx Senior Member

    maybe a goat stall?
  7. lunatiqfrinj Senior Member

    British English
    Sorry to butt in.. Just confirming that goats live in goat pens. They send their young offspring to kiddergartens ;)
  8. alacant

    alacant Senior Member

    Alicante, Spain
    England, english
    I knew 2 that lived behind the bar in a pub in the Isle of Man, but that was long before Health and Safety ruined a lot of fun.

    Bar goats, goat bar??

    Mr mods, I'm sorry, it's chat, but I couldn't resist this true ancedote.

    I will understand if you feel the need to delete this!

    Cheers, ala
  9. speedier

    speedier Senior Member

  10. Robert_Hope Banned

    West Midlands UK/London/Paris
    (British) English
    Thank you all for your suggestions - and the few jokes along the way!

    I went with "goat pen".

    Thanks again

  11. nzfauna

    nzfauna Senior Member

    Wellington, New Zealand
    New Zealand, English


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