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Anyone have ideas on what toys...jungle gyms...etc, we can construct or fine for our goats?? Currently all we have is a dog igloo that they like to get in and stand on top of. Anyone have any pics of fun things your goats like to do? The more creative the better!

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We put fallen trees or big logs in with them. They LOVE those!

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post #3 of 15

Well they love to climb, I have gotten the big wooden spools from the electric company and place them where they have ramps to go to the others. I plug the holes so no legs get hurt. Anything that they can climb on...some get the little tykes toys for them to play on, you can get them at garage sales pretty cheap. Mine have a big platform to sun on and they love it. I have ramps for the little 1's so they can get on too.  I basically take stuff thats around here and use my imagination and they love it.

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post #4 of 15

When we bought our place there was a dog house next to the barn.  Our goats like to lounge on the roof:

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post #5 of 15

Don't have any pics as the kids broke the camera, but I used old pallets to make a small jungle gym for mine.  They love it.  It has a ramps and 2 platforms.


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post #6 of 15

We use the big cable spools. They love them!

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post #7 of 15

Some friends made their goats a teeter totter. And the goats love it. They walk up it and back down. He just took a 5' long piece of telephone pole for the bottom and attached a thick plank on top, not sure how he attached it.
   If you have huge rocks on your property you can make the a climbing hill. They love playing king of the hill.
   Mine have been playing it on my picnic tables.

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post #8 of 15

We use the kid's old playground stuff (you know, the little plastic slides and picnic tables).  The kids LOVE to go up and down the slide!  It's too cute.  DH also likes to build them stuff - gang planks, steps to nowhere.  We can't seem to get any of the great big wire spools...but we did find some smaller ones we stacked and they love them, too.

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post #9 of 15

Oh just through a wooden plank out in the yard. They will walk up and down it like it is an island. Then when you think they are bored of it, put a cinder block under it like a ceesaw (SP?) That will give them lots of fun! I also have lawn chairs for them to sit in.

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post #10 of 15

We have a large two treed stump for ours to play on. They LOVE it and the cows can't get up there. wink

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