holy protective mother Batman!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by packinaglock, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    My goat gave birth two days ago and it has changed her personality 100%. It is like she doesn't even know me, she will not let that baby get two feet away from her. How long does this phase usually last?
  2. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    Til the prozac kicks in [​IMG]
  3. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Hard to say, I'd guess it depends on the goat, none of mine have ever gotten like that, they are all fine w/ me handling the kids. They generally enjoy having me hang out w/ them.
  4. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    I too have never had that happen. Mine have never changed their personalities. I wish I could help. Good luck!
  5. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2008
    Is she a first time kidder? I had a first time kidder last year that was soooooo protective with her twins.. she was ok with me handling them and being around but when they were bouncing all over the barn and playing she appeared to be fretting whenever they were out of her sight.. and would constantly call for them and grunt for them.. she was a definate talker.. as they grew and became more independent.. she seemed to loosen up a bit.. maybe give it a couple weeks and let her hormones settle down.. I had the opposite happen with a kid.. twins.. and I had to pull the buck at 7.5 weeks because he was very bucky.. at that time his sister who I still have became very distant and appeared so sad to lose her brother.. to this day she is so wild with me.. she will sniff me and lick my fingers if she thinks I am not looking but if I even make a notion to pet her or come near her she runs like a wild rabbit.. I am hoping some day she calms down because I can't even get close to her to do meds/treatment/hoofs.. ugh.. goats ya gotta love them!!
  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Yes she is a first timer

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