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How long before they settle in?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PotterWatch, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We brought our goats home yesterday and they did fairly well last night. Tonight they have been pretty quiet since it started to get dark, though I heard Bella (the Mom), "baaaing" for a few minutes just now. During the day today was another matter altogether. If we were out of their sight for more than 15mins, they would start to put up a huge fuss. Well really, Bella put up the fuss. We haven't heard a peep out of the little one, Fleur, since we put her in the yard. She just follows around her Mom and lets her make all the noise. So how long will it take before they settle in and quit bawling every time they are alone? I know they will want our company on a regular basis, but I need to know that we will be able to leave for a few hours at a time without them crying for all those hours. We are allowed to have goats, but I still don't want to annoy my neighbors enough to have them make a noise complaint about our goats. Thanks!
     
  2. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I don't know much about the settle in will take but i think you forgot pics. what breed are they
     
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I know with mine when they first came home they missed their other herdmates and it took about a week for them to really settle in. I know my Nubian took longer than the Alpine. Goats are herd animals and will miss the goats they grew up with. Just be patient and it will pass.
     
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    [​IMG] What Chaty said.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Thanks for the replies! I know my neighbors on the south side are ticked about the goats, but they get ticked about us doing anything... I do hope it gets better. As much as those neighbors are a pain, I don't want to annoy them too much.
     

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