Won’t let him eat anything! Hello, I am new to having goats. The first mom charged (head down and used her horns) the second moms baby from across the pen from 20′ away. If the girls are out of sight, they shouldn’t butt heads too much beyond the first day or two. If the doe gets pregnant when she is too small, you will either wind up with a c-section or a dead goat. However, the more you separate them, the longer it’s going to take for them to work things out. They have been together for several years. Unfortunately there isn’t much you can do about his behavior. I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the blog! Thanks so much for the response. Me and my girlfriend went for a walk and came across a field of goats, she had just spent the past 20 minutes trying to convince me they can kill people and will attack us if we went in the field. I was wondering if this will ever pass or should he be given a friend to allow him his own herd? Just wanted to add my two cents. Hi there! Is that the reality of rams? It won’t eliminate all of the head butting, but it will reduce it a bit. Hi. You won’t be able to outrun a mountain goat, but it probably wouldn’t pursue you very far. If she is a 50/50 LM-ND cross, then she should be at least 65 pounds before being bred. She just had another male. About the chasing, my first doe I ever got always ran away from my buck when she was in heat. But I did have a goat continue fighting one time unless he had a concussion and was staggering around with his eyes going in different directions. Plus, if you were planning to add them back to the full herd later, they will just have to go through all of this again. Hopefully you are only giving your wether grass hay because grain can cause urinary stones in wether, and alfalfa has too much calcium for wethers. The behavior lasted about 3 – 4 days, things were normal for a couple days but now started over. The mix is very sweet and never fights back. I figured they would be excited to be together, but our mama goat Millie keeps head butting her sister, the one we just took in. If they keep fighting, that’s when one really gets hurt. HELP. If they are outside and the little one can run away, it is less likely to get seriously injured. If you can stall the attack for long enough, someone might come to your rescue—preferably with a gun. There is no way of knowing how they’ll interact in the future. Pay attention to the weight on the previously dominant one. Mother and daughter. or should i be shutting the door so they can go out at certain times? Thanks. Thank you. I wouldn’t try to guess whether the blindness is permanent. Also the males have great shelter but no heat source. The 2 goats I’m most concerned about are males and shouldn’t even be eating grain, plus I feel like even if I got 2 feeders they would still eat all the babies grain. What should we do? That is not normal behavior for a goat. Some people actually keep a wether with their does to let them know when the does are in heat. I would not have a boer with a one-month-old Nigerian kid. I understand pecking order I also raise chickens. How do i go about making sure they are warm enough and also when they should be out. If you just want pets, wethers are best. On flat ground, they usually won’t let people get within 500 yards. Plus if there are kids in the pen, he could get a doeling pregnant when she is still too small to give birth safely. If so for how long? He did get out and into the Does pen for just one night and the same happened again . Since they were my only two goats they lived together 24/7. What can I do? I have a new mom that is aggressive to another pregnant goat. The horned one has the advantage and she knows it. One is being an extreme bully. Some also are seasonal breeders. In national parks where the mountain goats are an introduced species, they have become so accustomed to people that they’ll let hikers come within a few feet. I have 2 goats – both female – they get along 90% of the time but every now and then the one picks on the other so bad she can’t lay down or eat – what should I do? I would wake her up and she’s very disoriented. So it’s just a coincidence if the doe accepts the kid again as the Vicks AND the smell of disbudding wear off. The other one clearly knows his place at the bottom. This is making me nervous about introducing everyone back into the larger pen. They have all been together now for about 4 months and the girls, moreso 1 than the other, have singled out one of the boys and seem to always push him away from the herd. Here is more on goats in winter — The moms are just protecting their milk for their own babies. Thank you I’m to goats and this is really helpfull my doe is bleeding under the horns a little bit. Did I mention that billy goats have an extraordinarily powerful … His buddy which was my single Nigerian is now being bullied constantly by the twins. His eyes were operating independently of each other — one going one way, and the other one going a different way, and he was stumbling around. Most mountain goats roam the vast open spaces of Alaska and Canada, where they tend to have very little contact with humans. We go out and hang out with them quite a bit and always give the most attention to the Pygmy. I obviously removed the 5 year old and put her in another pen. Any reason why? Usually when there is a big difference between two goats, the fighting doesn’t last very long because it’s obvious who the boss is. If he was in there for more than three weeks, that was enough time for her to come into heat and get bred. The rest of the butting of kids is about teaching behaviour . One of the seasonal breeders is angora goats and they are also the most docile. I separated her when she kidded and for a while after. If you do NOT push on their head or pat on their head when they are little, they don’t normally behave inappropriately with people when they are older. And what should I do to help with it? The behavior is totally normal. Some does are more quiet and docile than others when in heat, but some months can be worse than others. When goats attack…each other! Hi, The wethers that were castrated as adults will literally run her until she is panting and can’t run anymore. However, some goats are bullies. I’m am desperate to help them. We won't send you spam. Coming from the ninth layer of hell, Chupacabras have developed a strong hate for mankind and have made it one of their goals to eliminate the human race. They have been together since birth and they are 5 years old now. If the wether doesn’t have horns, the odds are not good that the horned goat will stop. The wether and the baby are great together but I don’t want to leave mom completely alone. The owners ended up finding homes for the other babies but not the other mom, our goats sister. In the second paragraph I meant to say my bigger goats will head but my baby goat (all female) but after they’ve had wanted her a few times she stands up for herself and headbutts back. Goats that are attacked by dogs often have to be euthanized. The other doe is not pregnant. When does are in heat, they will act completely different. Thanks. Bobcat footprints will not have toenail marks, as coyotes' and dogs' do. He doesn’t know he is not a real buck anymore. It’s weird that the new boys and the ones being bossy — unless they have some sort of advantage, such as being bigger or having horns. I rescued him as a baby and never cut his horns. Now that he’s gone, the three Nigerians are constantly trying to figure out who’s boss. Required fields are marked *. I put her in a kidding pen for a week. But I am not sure if I should get a doe this time or if I should just stick with another wethered male. Be suspicious of all farm animals. You need to call around and find a vet that can do a c-section, if needed, and ask ahead of time what the cost will be. When I pen breed, I only see about one out of three does get bred. If it’s cold and raining, and they won’t let him in, you might need to come up with a temporary alternative. Your shelter is big enough. The bully kidded January 8 and the smallest doe kidded January 22. On flat ground, they usually won’t let people get within 500 yards. It’s not a big deal if a wether is mounting other goats. If it’s windy, it can be worse even before it gets that cold. What can I do? If the two adults have been separated, however, they might butt heads a little when you put them back together. Tim Jun 20, 2017 @ … If this is a buck, they need to be separated immediately. You didn’t say whether this kid was being dam raised, but it would very weird if another doe was keeping her away from her mother. I took in a 2 week old goat thats mother died. She’s about to have her baby and I don’t want him hurting the baby when she has it but they are brother and sister and have never been separated before so I know it will stress both of them out. I was told we shouldn’t separate them because then the head butting will start all over again. The new goat is so timid. We got 2 does at 8 months old back in March. If she has horns, then yes, they should absolutely be separated. Explainer thanks Steeve D. Côté of Université Laval and Joel Berger of the University of Montana. We had all of our goats together for years before we built kidding pens, which were mostly for human convenience. No that is not normal — especially to keep butting her after she was down. The fact that one has horns creates an uneven playing field, so that usually makes it harder. I have two Nigerian wethers – brothers who will be 2 in September. Goats and sheep really should not be alone because they are herd animals. Thank you! Recently we put the two with doe’s to cover, but as I dont want the males always with the females i wanted to put the two bucks back together, but they butting heads badly. Jun 20, 2017 @ 2:44pm right click hold, select attack unprovoked. It’s not usually much — less than a tablespoon. Thank you. N. I am a new goat momma. A doe only comes into heat about once every three weeks, but you may not realize it until he’s mounting her, and then it’s too late. If he is pushing him against a fence like woven wire or welded wire, he should be fine because the fence is flexible, so he won’t get squashed. Someone has to be the top goat, and they are working that out. I have 2 does that are the same age. Dogs go after goats individually or in packs, with pack attacks being the worst. At her age, they don’t nurse for more than a few seconds at a time and the mothers don’t feel like they need to “baby” them like they do when they’re newborns. They both gave birth a day apart from each other. I got a goat 3 days ago and he is jumping the fence . One had a c-section, one had an internal tear that meant she should never be bred again, and two gave birth successfully but with great difficulty. And you'll never see this message again. stomping at her and making weird noises. Since then, the two does pick on him a lot and there’s not much he can do about it with 3 legs. A big goat with horns can do a lot of damage to smaller goats. She probably acts the same way around food. What can I do? I can’t figure out why she has started doing this and I don’t know what to do about it. The occasionally had but my baby but after a couple head when she stands up for herself & they back off. I refuse to sell a single goat to anyone for this reason. It’s just the way their social hierarchy works. You may need to get a second hay feeder, if they are fighting over food, or something like that. Help!, We just purchased 2 bucks (9wks old) and getting 2 doe’s (13 wks old) we are planning on breeding them. We didn’t have any issues until the baby goat reached a year or so. In those cases it’s a good idea to put her in a different pen with a younger doe as a companion. Our newly adopted pygmy wether was butting with one of our 2 Nigerian wethers yesterday when we brought him home . No horns on the guy, thank goodness!! They only keep fighting as long as both are holding out hope that they can be the top goat. thanks! If you read the other comments, you’ll see that this is quite common. I got two male goats in April and we got them fixed! I’ve had the most shy goat in the herd be my best buddy, as well as the herd queen being the most people friendly at different times. He is 2 years old this month, I’m worried about adding goats. A buck should NOT be with a four-month-old doe, or she could wind up pregnant, which could lead to a c-section or death. It’s unlikely that the bigger goat will hurt the baby. You can’t do anything about it. This is totally normal behavior when you bring a new goat into a herd. Since she is a standard breed, there is a chance that she could hurt them. She runs from him but last night she had what looks like a think discharge or membrane coming from her . The owners had 2 sisters that were 2 years old. I had owned goats for eight years when one night I saw two bucks butting heads at sundown. Recently my wether is being overly aggressive ramming in her side, and trying to “mate” for lack of a better term with her, he’s biting her fur too. The 2 Nigerian are mother/daughter (both adult). Having horns definitely makes them more dangerous. What can I do for him? You could also take the younger one aside or put her on a milk stand to give her a cup of grain per day until she regains body condition. The older one is always headbutting her companion!!! You didn’t specify whether the males are bucks or wethers (castrated). She is eating and drinking fine, no stool/worm issues, and her Famancha score is great. They were bottle fed by someone and we purchased them together around 8 months of age. Whenever goats have been apart and you put them back together, they have to butt heads a little to figure out who the boss is. If they are intact bucks, they need to be separated so they don’t get the does pregnant. Looking forward to your newsletter. They see him getting your attention, and they usually warm up to you. Unfortunately the new goat was dehorned when I got her so the other female goat who is going after the new one has the advantage. I have a 5 month old baby doe STILL living in the house & I plan to put her in our barn next week. That sounds very scary. Don’t get a kid. Will they get along over the time? There really isn’t much you can do, especially since you’re not there all the time. The one with horns controls everything the other male does. Her eyes were not visibly injured. I have a wether and a doe, they came together as brother and sister. They have all been together for almost two years and two of them were born over 18 months ago. we have a shelter that can be closed up at night time to be away from predators and the elements of the cold but do i let the goats out throughout the days as it gets ariny ,snowy and windy here in canada where i am at. When you breed a large buck to a small doe, there is a very high risk of the kid being too large for the doe to successfully give birth. Is there anything I can do to stop this or do I just need to give him another place to sleep? One of the attacks happened on East Road in Hampstead, but the family was able to intervene before it was too late.Evan Chopas said he and his family heard their goats … It depends on the individuals. We just added two females that are 2 months old. I dont want to go the same road with the goat. If you have other big goats, I would just separate the big ones into one pen and the little ones into another pen. Now they aretogether and the momma is so mean to the two Nigerians. We introduced them to each other yesterday and the 8week old is beating up the bottle baby. I have just introduced a 4 mo th old Boer to a year and a half old Boer which ive had for 7 months. Should I be worried? The doe and one of the weathered have been together for years. If they kid within 24 hours of each other, they might let the other doe’s kids nurse. He always rams him when he tries to eat anything or if he is getting attention he gets rammed. All rights reserved. It is normal for a doe to do that to her older kids when she has new ones. Thank you. She’s being dominant over the other doe and possessive of you. They won’t let her have her share of hay, and sometimes they’ll even try to keep her out of the shelter. They are all disbudded. It really depends on how cold it gets in your area and if she can get out of the wind. Should I just ignore it? Hopefully you have other Nigerians that you can put the kid with. Run. There is not anything you can do about it. They will butt the other kids if one tries to nurse off the wrong doe. It’s one of the disadvantages of horns. The animals normally become aggressive only when they feel trapped, so in a confrontation with one of them, your best tactic is to flee. It could be confusing about whose kids are whose if they both kid overnight or when you’re not there. Or should they be separated from the beginning? Yes, goats can get concussions. I have personally been in a position to try to stop it when a buck got into a doe pen, and it’s close to impossible. The drarf seems to be the one picked on by the others. If this kid’s mom will tolerate its presence, I’d put them together in a stall for a few days, then put them with the herd, ideally when you have another doe to reunite with everyone. There is nothing you can do. Not necessarily. or is there a chance they will injure each other badly? We have three weathered males and one doe. Any ideas? He is my baby!! Suggestions? My question is, how long does the bullying last, and could they kill this mini goat if I’m not watching? one boy and one girl. No one can predict when the does will come into heat, but since it’s fall, which is typically breeding season, they will probably come into heat sooner rather than later. We had 3 goats, a lamancha, Nubian, and a Nigerian mini. They each had 2 babies in the same area & lived like that until we took our 3. It’s out of character for him. THe males can be made less pushy by putting vicks under their nose. Will it get hurt and will this stop? This is totally normal, and every time you separate them, they have to re-establish who’s the boss. That Unforgettable Billy Goat Smell. Tajin with young goat meat and Argan Oil … If you separate them, they will just start over again when you put them back together. You don’t want your doe getting pregnant more than once per year, and you definitely don’t want young does getting bred before they are big enough to give birth safely. Is there anyway to stop it besides separating? But I’ve also had a couple of goats that seemed to be getting beaten up pretty badly, and they were fine. If they are all disbudded, the chances of the hurting each other are pretty slim. It’s too bad the seller didn’t ask if you had any horned goats. If you don’t have another buck to keep him company, you can try putting him in a neighboring pen so they share a fenceline, although he probably wont’ be happy about that initially. Love your site , super informative. If you have to deal with a goat like this a lot, you can try to train it out of charging people through positive and negative reinforcement. Sheep and goats are a better match than 2 breeds of goats especially if some are seasonal and others non seasonal breeders. There was an error submitting your subscription. (I read so many different opinions that I’m confused….). It’s true that if you separate them, the head butting will just start all over again when you put them back together. How do I attack neutral people or animals? It’s not the smell of disbudding that’s the problem. The one used to be the dominant male is now an outcast, by the new male, and He will not let him inside the shed to sleep. If you put two or three does back with the herd, then the head butting gets spread around. Females are typically more aggressive than males. Should i leave the new one in the stable with them from day one? https://thriftyhomesteader.teachable.com/p/goat-breeding. If a child is traumatized by a goat before age five, he/she is five times more likely to become some form of social deviant. How long do you do this for? If the kid a bottle baby that you brought in from elsewhere, then yes, this is “normal,” and it’s not a good idea to have her with a herd of adults at this age. The look of this goat is ferocious and it actually hails from the northern parts of India. Still, they can obviously do a lot of damage. But every year or two, there seems to be a doe that simply no one likes. I can not attack goats and several factions, how do I set my people to combat? We live 5000 feet. You don’t want to take them away from mom before they are two months if they are dam raised. So we decided to take her. I need help I have a male and female but the male keeps on head butting the female how do I make him stop. No fights, but the new male simply picks on the one male. It’s best to keep them outside so the kid can run away. Thank you, its the story you told above, will put them back and close my eyes for a while and hope for the best. What would take hours to do for a human, a couple of goats get it done in a jiffy Efficient isn’t it? She is so adorable to the smaller doe and her kid. But you wouldn’t know when she is due. If you get more goats, they will have to sort out their pecking order. So much! People subscribing to the second theory of animal handling, that of working more with the animal to get it to do as you wish, usually will have less physical contact with the animal and have learned to not rush the animals and to take advantage of the instincts of the animal to get it to do as he/she wants. I never say anything is impossible, but I have never heard of two does hurting each other when head butting — unless one was pregnant. Is this normal? Our pygmy seems to focus on the smallest Nigerian and will slam him against the fence/wall when he gets the chance (he head buts the pther one too but that one stands up for himself more). I just wanted to add that this owner should be careful of this in hot weather. This is why most people who want to breed will start with two does and two bucks or a buck and a wether. For NDs that means they should be at least 40 pounds, or you could be looking at a c-section in five months. There’s no way to know if it’s going to be a problem or not. The smaller goat has also started to challenge me a little..the vet told me to keep them separated for as little time as possible but I wonder if I put them together too soon while he was still weak. Most mountain goats roam the vast open spaces of Alaska and Canada, where they tend to have very little contact with humans. Will it subside? The other one, however, is acting like a buck. Momma goat truss to horn him under his chin. I am afraid she is going to get hurt. He makes all the breeding actions and then maybe beats her up ? We are keeping a check on her daily. i am so worried they will gore each other or as your comment above. I am new to goats so this is turning me off owning then if this is the norm . Now the 2 does will not stop fighting when we put them together. 2. However, some goats can just be jerks to each other. is helping. When raised alone, they think you are their herd, so they treat you like a goat or sheep. It’s possible she was in heat yesterday, and he just hasn’t gotten the message yet that he needs to leave her alone now. I didn’t know that I should have got two?? I just love your blog! If you doe had tissue hanging out, it sounds the buck tore something with his horns. One time I had a very mellow doe with triplets the same age, so I put a set of orphaned triplets in a stall with her and her kids. They all have plenty of room but the 1 year old keeps ramming the little buck, he will trap him in the fence and repeatedly ram him, is he going to be okay? It’s starting to get cold so I took him in there myself and they still ran him out. They are all the same size. Will this get better when the second gives birth? I really don’t want to get another goat at this point. I’d put her outside first thing in the morning so that they have all day to get things worked out in the pasture. #1. We adopted 5 pygmy goats and one dwarf. The billy is going crazy to get back in the pen with her but I don’t know if she is kidding or is it normal to have such a thick drainage while in heat or what I thought was a baby sac ? One male (which has been castrated, and 2 females) They all get along pretty well. Mucus before kidding can be anywhere between zero and a foot-long, thick string. Any concerns opinions? Since goats are herd animals, they want to be with other goats, so if you don’t have another buck or a wether to be with your buck, he will be trying to get back in with your does constantly. My question is, when I am out with them my first doe does not like the new doe coming around me and she will head butt her so hard it knocks the new one over. I’ve been enjoying the article and the comments but I’m not really a fan of all this apparent hate on horns, as I have a mostly horned herd and personally love the horns. One single Nigerian wether and an Olberhasi. The first mom attacked the second moms kind only hours after ouht wad born. I’d start to worry about her being outside when temps get into single digits. She is definitely the herd queen. It seems to escalate with me in the pen. Actually got them to keep poison ivy down. However since you only have two does, you can expect some head butting between them when you put them back together. There is usually less head butting when you do that for a few days, but it doesn’t eliminate it entirely. They live in the same pen together. Recently one of the purebreds disbudded horn started to bleed but was still intact. The buck is only there when we are with them and watching. One raised by my sister, the other raised in the barn . My daughter got a 2 month old baby female. A lot of goats wind up getting dehydrated if they are too weak to walk to the water bucket. I’m very nervous about moving her from the house to the barn. Or just share a fence line… I want them to breed when he is big enough, I don’t want them to hurt him or hate him. He’s been in the pen for about a week, and has started to butt the does in the sides. Also, you need to keep your buck separate so that he doesn’t impregnate the does again too soon — or heaven forbid, impregnate doe kids when they are still too small. Unfortunately some goats with horns become big jerks and can kill other goats with their horns. Can we house them together while they are small? So, it would take as much force to break off a horn as it would to break off a leg. But if they’re all does, they don’t usually get scurs. Don’t get a boer (a huge meat breed). If that happens, they will bleed, but they’re usually fine. We got them when they were 2 months old. If you bring in another goat, this is exactly what will happen with the new goat. thanks. I’m concerned about the recently wethered dad head butting too roughly or trying to get up to his old horny tricks, even though he’s no longer viable. In that case, they may act like this forever. This is not that unusual. If you can provide a secondary shelter, that’s a good idea. Unless he is losing weight, he is still getting enough to eat, and that’s all that’s really important. There is no reason a LM cannot breed a Nubian. This type of behavior in wethers is not that unusual, especially if he was castrated as an adult and was already sexually mature. These are the only two we have, will they ever get along ? It takes literally seconds for a buck to breed a doe. Although attacks against humans are few and far between, mountain goats are among the most aggressive ungulates toward their own species. They chase the other goat away from food treats weeds grass etc. I have now separated them as i cant stand it…but dont have space to keep them apart as that camp is actually for my cow. The female goat is very aggressive and butting the baby in the side. It is almost like she is stalking them. If so can it cause blindness? As I mentioned in this article, sometimes those that are the sweetest with humans are often the roughest with other goats, so it has nothing to do with the goats being innately good or bad. Most goats are not charging at you and I doubt the zoo would have animals that attack people in the petting zoo area. Keep in mind that it’s normal for them to butt heads a little when they are first put together. The funny thing is that if you take one goat and put her by herself, she will probably complain loudly about being alone. It’s typical goat behavior. The two new goats are okay with the doe and will let her in the coop but if our other male comes near it they head butt him away. How long do I give them to adjust to a new home? I just got another doe who is around the same age and I have introduced them to each other. This will keep them from getting too pushy when reintroducing the girls with their kids. We previously had a sheep that we also gave bottle too and he became so aggresive when he got bog that we couldnt go near him. They don’t all do it, but it happens. I have two female goats that are different breeds around the same age one is alot bigger than the other. I have a few goats and one of my females has become quite aggressive and really was slamming anotherpregnant goat in the abdomen and now I am worried. How do you defend yourself against a mountain goat attack? Anyways I don’t need kids that bad to have this happen , maybe because he has horns ? A doe would be coming into heat every 3 weeks, and some can actually get violent with other goats during heat, or they may scream their head off for hours. Crying for each other when we separated them etc. The babies have grown very well and have horns just like their mom and dad. As a first time goat owner, I’m hoping you can help me do this correctly. We have started stalling the bully and her kid in a stall at night by themselves but all of them are in the pasture together during the day. It can get especially scary if the underdog is pregnant. Most people separate between two and three months of age. My herd has suddenly singled out one doe and they won’t allow her to take shelter inside the building. They will not allow him in the coop if they are in there. Is there any prevention that i can take for the goat to hit us with her head when she gets big. The wether is with my mini horse. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. We have the mommy and baby separated and only allow them with the pregnant female and buck under a watchful eye for short peeiods. They seem to enjoy each other and have been playing a lot. So it is not at all unusual to run m/f together during the summer for pasture. I do hope he is castrated (wethered) so that he doesn’t get her pregnant. Now she is fine and still the same size . 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