Anyone Ever Give Their Goats a bath?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by allanimals21, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    I was wondering if anyone here has ever given their goats a bath. My two older ones are just really really dusty and dry. My new lil guy just smells really bad. I was wondering if you have what did you use for shampoo/soap? I use baby shampoo for the dogs. Would that work?
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Good luck!
  3. Hi! I used to bathe Cupid and Archer (my bottle bucks a few years ago) all the time. I'd just cross-tie them and scrub them down with Dawn. They would get sooo stinky, I couldn't stand to be around them.
    They didn't seem to mind it too much, hahaha!
  4. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2008
    S.E Kansas
    I usually just brush mine out. There is no way mine would ever let me give them a bath! Buck smells are hard to get rid of, so I'm not sure that baby shampoo would work. I have to use soap and toothpaste just to get the smell off my hands.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  5. Rowanm77

    Rowanm77 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2007
    Blairstown, NJ
    I rescued a goat from the livestock auction on Tuesday and he was covered in diarrhea and fleas so I gave him a bath with dog flea shampoo and he took the bath just fine. Smells better now too!
  6. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    ok...well maybe I will just use the oatmeal flea shampoo I have? They dont have fleas that I can tell but it couldnt hurt could it? or dawn? or baby shampoo. I don't think the restraining them will be too hard. Bottle wether, smaller doe, and really really small buckling. lol
  7. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    We use to bath our goats for shows. They didn't seem to mind but they were use to it. We used our horse shampoo. Have fun!
  8. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    You can use horse or dog shampoo and if they have long hair - conditioner. Some of our goats didn't mind having a bath now and then and some goats really hated it. Good Luck and have fun with your goats - they are wonderful little creatures.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010

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