greasy goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by agnes_day, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    my goats are all greasy and look like they have dandruff...should i clip their fur and give them a good bath?? they feel nasty!
     
  2. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they intact male goats?
     
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    nope! 2 girls and a wether. but they are sooo greasy feeling! it does make my hands soft though after running my hands over them [​IMG]
     
  4. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you provide them with goat minerals or a mineral block? I can tell a difference in their coat within a few days if my goats don't get their minerals.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
  5. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweetlix meat maker, the best loose mineral you can get in my opinion:)
     
  6. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    yep they have all the loose minerals they want..i think they are just plain dirty! [​IMG]
     
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Hmm! Peculiar! Sorry I can't help but I will be watching with you for the answer!
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Goats can be like horses and need a good grooming. I would use food grade DE and rub it into their coats then brush them out. We do it in the summer time and it keeps the flies at bay too. In winter our goats have such thick coats they look like they have been at the furriers. lol
     
  9. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    thanks for the advice! ill have to try that. they are all really bushy looking right now.
     
  10. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The flakiness could be lice.. could try the DE rubbing it in and giving them a good grooming and/or a oral dose of ivomec injectible.. would clear up any buggies..my goats loved to be brushed, more so than my dog!! and right now they are starting to lose their undercoat fluff and look really scruffy.. plus finding clumps of goat fluff on fence, gates, barn walls, my pants, etc.. wherever they rub.. My bucks are really greasy and gross but they are intact and seemingly pee on themself any chance they get.. and with the combo of loose mineral and natural dust from barn they are GROSS! Cant wait till warmer weather where they will get out in fresh air and sun!!!
     

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