how can I tame a gote.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Omran, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello again, last sunday we bought two boer nannies and one buck, but they still very wild toward us and always trying to run away from us, what can I do to make them come down and finelly like me?????
    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Time after time after time, shake the feed bucket, & pour it close to your feet. You may have to back away several times, but eventually it should bring them close to you. That's a start. Good luck.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:Thank you again.
     
  4. itsachicken

    itsachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    patience, patience and more patience! It's especially helpful if they're in a fairly enclosed area and can see that food and water and treats arrive with you.
     
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    That is how we tamed ours also.
    We used 'sweet feed' and sometimes bits of bread for an extra treat. [​IMG]
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's great info, thank you all and I hope that I will be able to be friend with the nannies and may be milk them one day .
     
  7. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Congrats, all good advice, good luck with your goats. [​IMG]
     
  8. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have boer goats, those are a meat breed and not the best milkers. That's not to say you can't milk them, they're just not really meant for that. Your "better" dairy goats are nubians, alpines, toggenburg, nigerian dwarfs...

    Are you keeping both does and the buck together? Is the buck still intact or is he actually a wether? If he's still intact, you may want to look into separating them so he doesn't impregnante the does sooner than you want (definitely so he doesn't impregnante any doelings that will be born if he does breed the does too).

    Time will help them get used to you. Make sure you aren't feeding them too much grain or they can get very sick. A little offered in your hand will do a lot - if you wanted to try something else raisins or tiny peices of bread might also work. But just remember that too much of anything isn't good [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:Thank you very much for the info, the buck is 5 month old now I don't think he can do much for them? but I really don't know much about goats, I will post pictures tomorrow and may be you can tell.
    thanks again.
     
  10. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A buck can impregnate a doe at 5 months. Looking forward to pics. you also might want to check out www.backyardherds.com BYC's sister site. There is tons of info over there on goats.
     

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