Lets talk about goats!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    My first instinct would be to whack her sharply across the nose, but that isn't a good idea. She will just think you are butting her back. A better suggestion is to take a spray bottle with you and squirt her in the face when she tries butting you. Goats hate getting wet.
     
  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    That's how I stopped my young goat from headbutting. Sometimes she would ignore the water though, so I gave her nose a sharp tweak. Didn't hurt her, but she definitely didn't like how it felt.

    This is not intended to be offensive, as this is merely my own preference, but this is just something I have discovered throughout the years that I have raised goats. When a goat has been left horned, they know they have horns and it seems to change their behavior. They'll use their horns against people, and especially against other goats.

    I have an old ewe sheep (approaching 10 years old) who has numerous scars courtesy of our goat buck who was never dehorned.

    I strongly recommend dehorning all young goats. But, as I said, this is my personal preference.
     
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  3. countrydream7

    countrydream7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmm will try water spray see how goes thanks
     
  4. oweirdo

    oweirdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold my ND yesterday :( but I did it for a reason, we are going Nubian! I have my 2 doelings, today I'm off to by a buckling. Here's his pic
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  5. CrazyChickGirl

    CrazyChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty!
     
  6. smithtammy542

    smithtammy542 New Egg

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    I have two goats and Love them they are so fun to watch and bring me great joy
     
  7. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few goats I am selling.
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    Polled dapple buckling. (top)
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    Paint doe.
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    Fainting buck.
     
  8. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too bad you're so far away from me! That doe is beautiful!
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    What breeds are the top two?
     
  10. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top one is a spanish/fainting cross.


    The other is a Boer doe.
     

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