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How can I tell the age of a goat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by freemotion, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way, like looking at the teeth of a horse, to estimate the age of a full-grown goat?
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep some can tell the age by their teeth and how many are there, also the length too.
     
  3. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Details? I was told my new goat is 2, but I am not so sure.....what do I look for?
     
  4. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at her front teeth, if she is two, she will have four large teeth, starting in the middle (two on each side of mid line). The ones outside of that will be smaller.
     
  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    You shouldn't tell the age of a goat.
    They don't like it..[​IMG]
     
  6. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, dutchhollow, I will get her to "say cheese" today and take a peek at her teeth!

    How do you get a goat to smile? [​IMG]
     
  8. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can tell by their teeth.
     
  9. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she was uncooperative and I didn't want to push the issue today. I got a quick glimpse and I think I saw bigger teeth in the middle. When I get my milking stand built I am going to check again, and trim her feet as well.

    thanks for the tips!
     
  10. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
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