what does it mean when people say "easy to catch" ?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by agnes_day, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    i have seen that on craigslist many times but im not sure what they mean when a goat is easy to catch. [​IMG]
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Well, if it's like horses, it probably means tht you don't have to chase it all around the pasture to get a hold of it.
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    My guess would be that it means that it doesn't run away from you and it is easy to catch it when you are trying to do something with it..
     
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    My understanding on it would be that you can walk up to the goat without it running off and you having to chase it! But if you need exercise you might want to get one that doesn't say that!! [​IMG]
     
  5. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    i wish my goats were hard to catch sometimes..my husband had the bright idea of giving them pringles the other day, and now they keep trying to get through the window..[​IMG] [​IMG]
    when i first got them they were skittish and i couldnt wait for them to like me but now..they wont leave me alone it seems. its almost like they are psychic or something and know if i am leaving or something.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Huh, I would venture to say it means about the same as when people say a *horse* for sale is "easy to catch", "sound", "quiet", etc.... which is to say, it means whatever they want it to mean. Even if they are quite sincere, some sellers have, um, a different relationship with consensus reality than the rest of us do [​IMG]

    I would place no credence in those sorts of claims whatsoever. Go see the goat, either you get on well with it or you don't [​IMG]

    (edited to add: with horses, dunno bout goats, the phrase "catches easily" [that exact wording] is occasionally used to describe a mare that gets pregnant easily i.e does not have to be rebred in a bunch of successive cycles to get her in foal)

    JME (with horses, not with goats specifically but I can't imagine goat sellers are any different than horse or other livestock selles),

    Pat
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  7. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    i wanted my girls to have babies next year...but i dont think i do anymore. 3 is more than enough for me i think! its odd, the boy is still very, i dont know..babyish acting while the girls seem more adult like, if that makes sense. he still tries to get me to hold him. [​IMG]
     
  8. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:LOL! We gave our little goatie some cheetos and she was pawing at the door for DAYS trying to get more. Darn goats are junk food junkies now.
     
  9. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    yeah goats will eat just about anything..i always heard that the eating cans thing was a myth..but i busted jack trying to get his mouth around a yoohoo can someone tossed into the yard! [​IMG]
     
  10. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Goats will CHEW on anything-that doesn't mean they actually eat it. So tin can eating: busted [​IMG]
    Unfortunately, unfixed buck goats among the friendliest creatures on the planet-along with wet dogs.
    My goats are junk-food free, but anything that looks like a bucket (including bike helmets!) gets ripped apart for grain.
     

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