goat knees with bare patches.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by agnes_day, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    all of my goats have these bare patches on their knees..i guess its from laying in their pen at night? is it normal? they are adorable as anything but i would hate to not know if something was amiss.
    also, do all goats tap you on the leg or shoulder when they want attention?? its so cute!!!

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I assume it's normal since all mine have that.
  3. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Completely normal. They are born with haired knees, but they quickly develope the bald spots.

    As for the "tapping" my goats will paw at me when I have something they want and aren't getting.
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    The patches are normal...more like a callous. Goats will spend a good bit of time eating while on their knees

    forgot the tapping thing...sure why not...just don't ask what Mo did for attention...he was wrong...cute but wrong
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009

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