magic shrinking goat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by trailhound, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. trailhound

    trailhound Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    So we have been slaving over a new chicken coop and finally, finally got it finished. It is inside my goat/horse pasture, so I made sure to include a little tiny door so the chickens could come and go and the goats could not get in. All of my goats are about 6 months old, large breeds (Alpine, Alpine-Nubian cross) so I thought a 10" by 12" door would be too small for them to fit. Wrong! Within 30 seconds, two were in! I kicked them out, and put a bar across the tiny door making the opening about 10" by 8", as small as I thought my chickens could get through. Troublemaker number 1 immediately tried to get in, and failed, so I thought I was safe. Went to run errands, came home and Miss Maple, the doe was in! She must have done some sort of magic trick to get in, I can't imagine how she got her body through the opening! Now, I haven't had any problems keeping goats in, but I seem to have a problem keeping them out, ,lol!

  2. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    I am having the same problem. My pygmy's keep going in and dining on the chicken food. Mine ar ein with juvenile birds so they just may move to the big coop a couple weeks early... They are big enough to defend the two ducks.... They may just all share the goat food, ducks seem to eat it with out problems...
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    My goats and ducks dont seem to care what the labels say. The goats eat the duck food and the ducks eat the goat food.

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