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NEW GOAT OWNER IN NEED OF HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by quickness, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. quickness

    quickness New Egg

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    I've decided to start raising goats & figured 1 little buck would be my first! He's about 3 months old now & trying to get him interested in anything other than his bottle, is proving to be impossible! He nibbles on his hay after he's had his bottle (but only if I leave him alone), but is absolutely uninterested in his minerals or grass, nothing seems to peak this little guy's interest. Does anyone have tips or tricks I could try, I'm very worried!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first tip is get another goat... goats are herd animals and do terribly without a companion...
     
  3. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life! Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG]
    I second getting another goat. Like chickens, goats are highly social and need companions.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under quickness [​IMG] Welcome!

    As I see you found the ‘Other Pets & Livestock’ Forum and I have no experience with goats, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree another goat about the same age, competition sharpens appetites and provides companionship. Also goats love something to climb on or bounce on, sometimes people set up a jungle gym to keep them occupied.
     

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