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Goat wont stop crying!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thinkyesi, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. thinkyesi

    thinkyesi Out Of The Brooder

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    We got a 3 month old Nigerian dwarf cross with kiko. She doesnt seem to be too fond of my little 5 month old buck. He doesnt bother her or anything. But she will try to butt him anytime he gets close. But not in a playful way foes she do it to him. She wont stop crying and yelling. Its getting me very frustrated. What do i do? She has food and water. She yells kouder when she scratches herself.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    She is probably frightened and confused and is calling for her herd or mom. It's always best to get two kids at the same time. She will eventually get used to her new home but might scream herself hoarse first. Nothing you can do but let her scream.

    Bucks can breed at 5 months so hopefully you have them separated so your doe doesn't get bred too young.
     
  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Oldhenlikesdogs is right. Bucks can breed at five months or even younger and I once had a doeling get bred at three months. I'm not proud of that, but it happened. I named the baby Yolleta's Surprise and Yolleta was not the only one who was surprised, I can tell you!! As for the yelling she is homesick. There isn't a whole lot you can do about it. I once bought a spoiled Nubian yearling and she yelled until, as my husband put it, her blatter didn't work any more. By the time she finally got her voice back she was over it.
     

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