Cutting your goats hooves?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TheDuckCrew, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    Well horses have farriers, so would a farrier be able to cut a goat's hoof? i just found something telling you how to do it yourself, but i would be terrified i would hurt the goat. obviously i'm just starting out researching goats and i just want to know some about hoof trimming.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    We do it ourselves, but a farrier could do it if they just will.
     
  3. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    how would you do it yourself? i'd be afraid of doing it wrong and crippling the goat. [​IMG]
    i guess if i had good instructions i could do it, plus good tools
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    IT's not hard, if you know someone else who has goats, they can show you.
    Kinda like trimming fingernails, it's really not difficult.
    If they bleed a bit, you can nail it with styptic powder and they'll survive.
     
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    username taken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    B. Saffles Farms :

    We do it ourselves, but a farrier could do it if they just will.

    yup​
     
  6. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    We just did my 5 nigis yesterday.The hardest part for us is keeping them still without a table to put them on. Buy the nicest clippers you can afford, cheap ones will dull faster.
     
  7. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    okay. thanks everyone. researching goats because i'm PRAYING i can get some. looking up good sized sheds, fences, etc. i have to pay for everything, so looking for every detail
     
  8. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    It's too easy to do to pay someone else for it. You can buy goat hoof clippers from any good livestock supply website.
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    The best way is buy good trimmers, and just take a little bit off at a time. You can always take more off, but once you take it off you cant put it back.
     
  10. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    we got ours from caprine supply's catalogue
     

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