Is There a Breed of Goat That's Good With Kids ( humans ) ???

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  1. Goat Lover2004

    Goat Lover2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is There a Breed of Goat That's Good With Kids as in Human kids?? If so please help!! I am trying to get some goats and chickens once we move to more land.[​IMG]
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    My pigmy goats have always been super tame. [​IMG]
     
  3. Goat Lover2004

    Goat Lover2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! I'll look them up
     
  4. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    It mostly depends on the goat, that being said LaMancha's are usually very friendly
     
  5. OnlyOrps

    OnlyOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never known a friendly pygmy. I'd go with Nigerians if you want a mini breed.
     
  6. Goat Lover2004

    Goat Lover2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm think of getting a nigerian dwarf, a Nubian or Pygmy.
     
  7. michellemire

    michellemire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 pygmy n there all friendly I used to raise boars n Nubian n they were skittish
     
  8. OnlyOrps

    OnlyOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably in how you raise them. My nubians were the most docile of any goats I owned but I also culled heavily any flighty or mean personalities. I found that the buck made a huge difference in the character of my doe herd. They passed good demeanors onto their daughters and sons more than the mother seemed to unless the mother was raising the baby then all bets were off. My boers were friendly also but I hated the horns.
     
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  9. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    We had a boer doe once, she was one of the friendliest goats I've ever met.
     
  10. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Plan on getting two goats, not one. They are herd animals.
     
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