I have a goat question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chixie, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I bought a nanny goat today.. and she has a holr drilled in each horn... does anyone no what the purpose of doing that is?
  2. username taken

    username taken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    I would hazard a guess that she has had a thin rope threaded through the holes to tie her up. We do it regularly with sheep, but its not a good idea with goats, since sheep horns are solid while goat horns arent.

    I've never seen it in goats ... can you post a pic please?
  3. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I've heard that people will put rope in them to tie them out. I've also heard of some people putting wood dowels through the holes to keep them from being able to put their heads through fencing.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    wouldnt that hurt?? [​IMG]
  5. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I will have to get husband to bring his camera home so I can post a pic... she is the sweetest thing... I also bought 2 bottle babies... I have had goats before and have never seen this done... thank you for replies

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