How to Make a Goat Farm in Minecraft

Goats in Minecraft are one of the most fascinating creatures. They have the potential to kill you with a push, save you with their milk, and help you make music with goat horns. With such a diverse collection of use cases, it becomes extremely essential that you know how to find goats and make a goat farm in Minecraft. With just the efforts of one time, you can get a supply of Minecraft goats that can last your entire gameplay. Our guide works for both Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition, and you only need a Minecraft house to build your farm in along with a few basic tools to get started. With that out of the gate, let’s see how to easily make a goat farm in Minecraft.

Guide to Make a Goat Farm in Minecraft (2022)

Before moving to the actual farming process we will first need to do some preparations. But you can use the table below to directly skip to the creation of a goat farm.

Items You Need to Make a Goat Farm

You need the following items to make a goat farm in Minecraft:

  • 2 Goats (at least)
  • 2 or more pieces of wheat
  • Building blocks or fences

You can use any type of block to make the structure for the farm. Cobblestone and wood blocks are easier to come across early in the game.

How to Find Goats in Minecraft

Before we can build a goat farm in our overworld, we have to find them. Goats usually spawn within the mountainous biomes of Minecraft. These include:

  • Meadow
  • Grove
  • Snowy Slopes
  • Jagged Peaks
  • Frozen Peaks
  • Stony Peaks

Here, goats spawn in small groups when the light level is at least 7. Moreover, there is a 2% chance of the spawned goat being a screaming goat. In the Bedrock edition, it is called the screamer goat and has a similar spawn rate, making it rare.

What Do Goats Eat in Minecraft

The goats in Minecraft are fond of eating wheat. If you are holding wheat in your hand, the goats will follow you around in the hopes of getting that wheat. Then, if you feed the wheat to the goats, they will enter their breeding mode and spawn a baby goat.

Wheat and Seeds in Minecraft Items

Fortunately, wheat is also the most common food crop in the game. So, you can find it inside the farms of almost every single village in your Minecraft world. If that doesn’t work for you, you can use our guide to plant seeds and grow crops in Minecraft to gather a good quantity of wheat. The seeds used to grow wheat can be found in villages, even without harvesting a wheat crop.

How to Transport Goats in Minecraft

Once you have found a goat, you need to take it to the area where you want to make a farm. If the farm area is nearby, you can hold a piece of wheat to make the goats follow you to the desired spot. However, if your farm is far away, you can either use boats or a lead to transport goats.

Get Goats into Boats

Getting a goat inside a boat is easy. You just have to place a boat next to a goat and the goat will automatically enter it within seconds. Once the goat is seated inside a boat, it can’t get out until you break the boat. Now, you can enter the boat and row it to your farming area.

Goats in Boats

If you don’t know already, you can use our guide to learn how to make boats in Minecraft. Fortunately, they work on the land as well, just not as fast as walking.

Use Lead on Goats

Lead in Minecraft works as a leash that you can use on mobs to pull them to your desired place. They can’t break free from the leash in normal circumstances. And you can even use the leash to tie these mobs to fences in Minecraft. You only need 4 strings and a slime ball to make a lead. Follow the crafting recipe below:

Crafting Recipe of Lead

To use the lead on the goat, you have to right-click on it. The lead will attach itself to the goat’s neck, and you can then walk, swim, or fly with the goat following you. Though, do make sure to land safely if you choose a flight to transport goats. They are strong, but not strong enough to avoid fall damage in Minecraft.

How to Make a Goat Farm in Minecraft

With goats and their food ready, follow these steps to make a goat farm in Minecraft:

1. First, choose a small area (at least 4×4 blocks) to keep your goats. Then, use any solid blocks to create a 2 blocks high border around it. Also, make sure to add a roof to the structure. The goats in Minecraft can jump really high, so only creating a boundary isn’t enough.

Border for Goats

2. Next, use lead or wheat to get your goats into the farming area. You need at least 2 goats to make a farm.

Two Goats in Minecraft - How to Make a Goat Farm in Minecraft

3. Finally, feed a piece of wheat to the goats to get them into breeding mode. Within seconds, the goats will spawn a baby goat.

Breeding Goats in Minecraft - How to Make a Goat Farm in Minecraft

Once a baby goat is spawned, the parents have to wait for a few minutes before they can breed again. However, in the meanwhile, you can feed the wheat to the baby goat to turn it into an adult. Each meal of wheat increases its growth rate by 10%.

Uses of a Minecraft Goat Farm

Once your goat farm is ready, it’s time to enjoy its perks. Here are some of the common ways to use a goat farm in Minecraft:

  • The simplest way to use a goat farm is by creating a bucket and using it to milk the goats. Then you can use this milk to make a cake and remove harmful potion effects in Minecraft.
  • Next, if you have too many goats, you can kill some of them to collect experience orbs. It would work similarly to a mob XP farm in Minecraft.
  • Finally, you can try to get goats to ram into a few specific blocks. If done properly, they will end up dropping goat horns. You can use our guide to get goat horns in Minecraft and understand the mechanic better.

Minecraft Goats: Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Make a Goat Habitat in Minecraft?

To make a goat habitat, you need to create a 2 block tall boundary around the goats with a solid block. Then, to prevent them from jumping high, add a roof to the structure, and your goat habitat will be ready.

Can You Shear Goats in Minecraft?

You can only milk a goat by using a bucket on it. The shears, on the other hand, have no impact on the goat.

How Do You Keep a Goat in a Pen in Minecraft?

To prevent the goat from leaving, you can use wheat to lure it or you can trap it inside an enclosed structure. If neither of these work, you can craft lead and tie the goats to a nearby fence.

How Do You Summon a Screaming Goat?

There is no natural way to spawn or find a screaming goat unless you stumble upon it in survival. However, if your world has cheats enabled, you can use the following command to summon a screaming goat:

 "/summon minecraft:goat ~ ~ ~ {IsScreamingGoat:true}

This command works on the Java edition in Minecraft 1.18 and higher.

Can a Goat Farm be Automatic?

Unless you are using Forge to run mods in Minecraft, there is no way to feed goats in Minecraft automatically. Thus, you can’t make the goat farm fully automatic. You have to come back and feed wheat to goats to get them to breed.

Make and Use Goat Farms in Minecraft

With that, you are now ready to create your own goat farm in Minecraft. Once the farm is ready, you can collect milk, experience, and even obtain goat horns in Minecraft with ease. If you tame and breed too many goats, you might have to build multiple Minecraft houses to keep them sorted. Our linked guide can help you in building houses in-game with ease. In case you plan on expanding your mob farm collection, another easy option is to create a bee farm in Minecraft. It’s not as easy as creating a goat farm, but definitely worth all the efforts. Having said that, what is the motive behind making your goat farm in Minecraft? Tell us in the comments!

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