goat ?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hensplease, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just got a 7 week old goat and whenever i leave its site it keeps baaaaaing any idea y?
     
  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    Yeah, you need another goat. Goats are herd animals and do not like to be alone. I did the same thing my first time. Bought one goat and she cried all night. Got another the next day.
     
  3. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx but my mom realy doesnt want one more is there any way this one will be less loud by itself?
     
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Do you have another animal (steer, pony, large dog) that could live with it? I board my goat at my next door neighbor's simply because DH only wanted me to get one and I knew she'd be lonely. She has 12 other goats.
     
  5. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    nope, won't shut up unless it has another hoof animal to bond with. you can try a dog if you have one, but hoofed animals are better.
     
  6. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our chickens and ducks and turlkeys live with it
     
  7. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have goats yet but from what I have been reading is just what everyone is saying, a goat needs to be with a like kind, you can run into all kinds of behavioral problems when they are lonely.
    I think you should get her a friend, 7 weeks is still a baby, you have a lonely baby on your hands.
     
  8. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
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    A goat MUST have another goat. As a breeder, I won't sell a single goat unless the people already have goats. It just isn't fair to the goat.
     
  9. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im trying to convince my mom but shes worried they will get 2ice as loud then
     
  10. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:Yeah, I totally agree! they are herd animals and depend on that to survive. It is cruel to have only one goat. Either get rid of it or get another goat! I vote another goat~
     

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