I feel like a bad goat mommy....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by allanimals21, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my goat has been tied during the day and put in a dog kennel at night. Well tonite is his first night outside in his fenced pen. He has a calf hut for a shelter. Well we just got home and the more guy is standing out in the raining....waiting for me...what do I do? I don't want to keep bringing him to the kennel because he has to learn to deal with his pen....I feel so bad.[​IMG]
     
  2. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i would lock him up outta the rain and try another night [​IMG]
     
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Did he have a moveable house in his kennel that would fit in the calf hut?
     
  4. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His kennel is a big pet porter
     
  5. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central KY
    Lock him back where he's comfortable and pick a night when it's not raining..
     
  6. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not raining really that much tonite...But he is just standing out here yelling "Come Eat Me...Come Eat Me" lol. I just worry so much about. I've gotta convince people to let me get him a friend. Do does and wethers usually get along well? Or would it be better to get him another wether for a buddy?
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I agree.... I would put him back in his kennel for the night and try again later. I think he would do fine with either one, a doe or a wether.
     
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Can you put the pet porter in the calf hut? Maybe then he'll at least get in the calf hut when you take out the pet porter?

    Good luck!
     
  9. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea I will try that tomorow...he is just gonna have to rough it tonite....And I am just gonna have to realize he is growing up and I can't be his mommy forever! [​IMG]
     
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    If he doesn't have a friend then I would highly recommend getting him one. They don't do well as single animals.

    Good Luck.
     

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