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Old 02-09-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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I am fairly new at raising goats. I have had 2 kids born, one is 3 1/2 wks, the other is 4 days. My buck just started climbing the fence 2 days ago trying to get to my does. I have to lock him up at night and put him in a small pasture during the day, with no housing. We can't build another pen at this time. Should I just sell him? What else can be done?


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Old 02-11-2017, 12:07 AM   #2
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A small electric fence charger with a line across the top of the existing fence would go a long way toward curbing this behavior. Does he have a companion? Goats need a buddy to hang out with.


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Yes, my buck has a wether goat with him, but that didn't stop him from climbing. We have talked about an electric line, but hoping to stay away from that. We have used electric with our horses, but haven't in years. He had been fine, just all at once decided to climb. Thanks for the input!
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He probably smells hormones and thinks one of the does are in heat. Maybe rub Vicks on his nose to see if he can't smell them, he'll settle down?
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