#1 Goats Will Eat Anything
False. This myth was probably started because old cartoons depicted goats eating tin cans. Goats are vegetarians, and are actually fairly picky about what they eat. If there was a tin can offered to them, they might mouth the paper label and even tear the paper, but they do not, under any circumstances, eat tin cans.
#2 Goats Will Mow My Lawn For Me
Mostly False. Although goats do a great job of clearing brush from wooded areas, it is unlikely that they would keep your yard manicured enough to look "mowed." Goats are browsers, not grazers. They pick and choose what they want to eat and leave what they don't want to eat.
#3 All Goats Stink
False. Bucks (intact males) emit a strong odor that becomes worse during their breeding season known as "rut." Bucks also pee on their faces and all over everything else in order to attract females. Does (females) and wethers (castrated males) DO NOT STINK.
#4 Goats are Escape Artists
True AND False. Goats are curious creatures. Although it is true that some bratty goats just like to try to escape and get into trouble, for the most part, a goat who is happy with plenty enough to eat and drink are more likely to stay put where they are supposed to be...granted that all easy escape opportunities are minimized.
#5 If I Buy A Female Goat It Will Give Me Milk Forever
False. This is not really a myth, but I have answered this question many, many times for people who did not know. Like any other mammal, female goats must be bred and freshen (have babies) in order to produce milk. A lactation, or the period of time that a goat will produce milk, is typically 305 days, but that time can be longer or shorter based on various factors. In short, a goat must be bred every year in order to keep getting milk.