Well, for us, that time was a little over a week ago.
Two of our bucklings had eye crusties, and one of them had developed a cloudy eye overnight, so off to the vet we went. Once there, the boys were kind enough to provide the vet with more than enough matter for their fecals. Results came back quickly, showing that both of them were loaded with cocci & hookworm and we were told that the eye issue was an infection and that both of them needed to be quarantined from everyone else. This meant we needed to construct a stall in our house. How does one do this, you might ask?
Pictures showing the stages of our construction are below this post.
you need some spare 2x4's, some 1, 2, and 3 inch screws, some spare plywood, 1 8x10 tarp, some wooden styles(if you have them), and a staple gun & staples.
Spread the tarp the long way partially up a wall and staple it in place.
Build your base frame on top of the tarp, up against the wall.
Pull tarp firmly while pushing the base frame against the wall, once taut, staple the tarp to the side of the frame. Repeat for sides of frame.
Attach the wooden styles to the base frame, and the rear ones also to the wall, leaving space between the middle styles just big enough to slide a 2x4 between them... top to bottom.
Attach 2x4's from style to the style to make the side frame work.
Slide 2x4's into place between the middle styles and attach at appropriate levels to prevent goats from sticking their heads through. If placing kids in the stall, make sure that the space between 2x4's is too small for you to fit your fist through
Attach plywood to side framing, and pull the remaining tarp up the front frame and staple in place.
Spread shavings on floor of stalls, hang feed & water dishes on the 2x4's in the middle, and place goat/s in their stall.