Neighbors buck jumped the fence!! Rant

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by goatkeepers, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

    830
    0
    149
    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    I went down to feed my Nubian girls and wethers last night and got a wiff of buck. "Hmm" I thought to myself, since we don't have a buck. All ofa sudden I take a close look at my herd of nine and see a while boer buck in there, eating grain with the rest of them! Our neighbors buck must've jumped the fence!

    I was livid since I just bought a nice, registered Nubian buck from a lady in TN and I am getting him next month. It looks like the boer buck MAYBE got one girl. Their backside looks a certain way after they are bred and she looked questionable. I am so upset, because I already have a waiting list for kids in the spring! And she was one of the girls I was going to breed.

    Now I won't know if she's bred or not when the buck out of TN comes next month. What a sucky situation.

    I don't think she was in standing heat, but you never know. I just wanted to rant and vent. [​IMG]

    Thanks for listening.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] It sounds like you will need taller fences [​IMG]
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    We had the same problem when our neighbor's Longhorn bull tore down a fence and bred 5 cows in our registered Limousin herd. That made for some interesting looking calves that were born in mid- December! [​IMG]
    The only bright side I can see for you is that at least the buck was the same breed as yours so the kids should at least look right- even if you can't register them.
     
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your girls are in heat then these things happen. If you were expecting to breed them down the road with something better, then you should also realize that male animals- do not stay put on fence alone. It is their drive to spread their genes.
    It stinks, but like a family in my town hooked their cocker spanial out while in heat and were really mad when she was bred with a rotty. One that jumped a kennel fence and climbed the chain link.
    Who was to blame?
    The JUDGE, yes judge, they took it to court because it "spoiled" their dog to being bred to pure breds (I have no idea how that works) and the judge told the owners of the female dog, "its your responsibility to control your dog at all times". It is a Maine law, but instead of taking sides, he made each one split the court costs and go home, "Stupid reason for wasting his time".
    Heck, I've gone out and found a moose sniffing a heifer in heat...we don't want that to happen!
    I do hope that your kids will be as you desire them, have the neighbors put a small chain hanging off the bucks collar and electrify your feilds. When he comes to cross over, it will shock the daylights out of him and send him away.
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    You can Lute her 10 days from the invasion and she'll flush it if she did get bred.
     
  6. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    I don't think the buck was the same breed, I think her doe was a nubian and the buck was a boer. I agree it stinks and I would be upset too.

    Also, just to clear up for those who don't know. Any animal bred to another of a different breed (nubian x boer or cocker spaniel to rott) does not ruin them forever. That is just nonsense. If bred to a purebred (the same breed as themselves) the next time, their babies will be purebreds. Works the same for all mammals including humans.
     
  7. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    Actually if your does were on your Property, and your neighbors Buck JUMPED in. ITs their responsibility to cover your vet costs and lost $ costs of breeding your does. I would get a hold of your neighbor. Fencing or not, if a male animal of ANY breed "breaks" onto your property its the invading animals owner whom is responsible. Its an individual owners responsibilty to contain its male animal [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Why do i see PC having something to say about this [​IMG]
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,832
    17
    221
    Jan 25, 2008
    I think you should call up your vet and see what can be done to make sure none of your does become pregnant. It can be done, it's quite popular. If it gets to be expensive, talk to your neighbor about helping with the cost.

    That or just let the mutts be born and keep them for pets or sell them as brush control or BBQ. Nubians/Boer crosses are common around here and well liked. Not dismissing it, just looking at the positive side.

    -Kim
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  10. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Nubians/Boer crosses are well recieved in this area for milk and meat production.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by