Goat eating on her knees

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chels23, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a two year old boer doe that I noticed was eating on her knees this morning. I've heard that younger babies that grow too fast sometimes do this, but she is two. This is the first time I've noticed this. I didn't know if it was normal or if there was something wrong. She is walking fine and acting normal.
     
  2. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen goats do that all the time..figured it is just a goat thing...
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yep goat thing! [​IMG] More like lazy or tired neck from grazing or feet tired LOL!
     
  4. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, this is a throat thing with goats. They have to be in a certain position to open the slit in the throat that goes to the rumen. Goats should eat up not down. Goats are not grazers (something I just found out) they are browsers and would rather eat from above than below.
     

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