How much space is required per alpaca?

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I really want 2 alpacas to raise and show for 4-H. My question is how much pasture space is adequate? Would an 18x 18 foot enclose work? That's 324 sq ft for both or 162 sq ft per alpaca plus an 8x 8 shed.
 

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My guess is that would be fine, but they will graze it down very quickly and you will have to feed hay.
 

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Yeah, I realized a little while ago that an 18x 18 pature would be WAY too small. I would need to have at least a 150x 150 ft pasture area.
 

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I would go with a 12 by 12 3 sided shed. This would also give you room to store a few bails of orchard grass.
 
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