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Pygmy Goat
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EIEIO    Posted 05-11-2002 at 02:10:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good Morning Everyone! We have acquired a pygmy goat anyone out there know how to keep them enclosed? She is in a pen with our orphan sheep and they get along great but I think she is going to teach Peep bad habits. Only had mine for two days and I never know where she is going to end up. Any type of treats they like to lure them back or just wait for their return? Thanks and have a rainbow filled day.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-11-2002 at 14:18:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
You bit off a handful now! We got a $15 pygmie goat to keep our German Shepherd company, and boy did she! He liked to nap in a little den under a sheeet of plywood, so she'd decide it was time to play & go dance on the roof til he woke up. We even have a picture of her looking down at him, and just his sleepy head is sticking out.
They used to take turns chasing each other around in the moonlite, so all nite it's "Palump palump palump - tickety tickety tickety" and a few seconds later it's "Tickety tickety tickety - palump palump palump" She loved to hide behind the woodpile and scare him when he came after her.. She'd paw the screen door to tattle on the dog when he dug over to the neighbors .. we found her watching us thru the window from on the swamp-cooler one morning .. she chewed the corners off my good folded tarp til it looked like a big doily .. she ate Mac's rubber-tree plant .. played in traffic .. turned the whole yard into a giant M&M display .. we passed her on after 6 weeks .. oh yeah, you'll have your hands full. he he he

bob ny    Posted 05-11-2002 at 05:53:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you feed her at the sane spot same time every day you know where she will be at that time every day also tie her away from the sheep
for a few days then she will appreciate the sheeps company when you put her back i don't know where you got her but she should have been quarenteened for a spell

EIEIO    Posted 05-11-2002 at 06:13:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got her from a couple here in Arkansas who raise them. I will say when I went out there today her and Peep were wanting for me in THEIR pen. So my day started off right. I think I goofed because I was just leaving them food almost enough for the day and yesterday it dawned on me that that won't work. So I just feed them once in the morning and once in the evening. Today when I went out there they came right to me for feed. Like I wrote before sometimes working with critters is a strategy game and you have to be one step ahead of them. At least for now I am God only knows what later today will bring.

Slowly, very turtle pace slow I am learning everyday and you guys are really helping. I will never have all the knowledge that is shared here but that's okay, life is about learning and learning I am even though I am retired and will be sixty shortly yeah for me!! Inside I think I am about maybe 22.

Hogman    Posted 05-11-2002 at 12:31:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi EI,all Goats are escape artists at heart but pygmy's are in a class alone believe Me!

Re quarantine, You realy should keep any new animal penned seperate for a few days even if it came with proper health papers. They need to swap Bugs with what ever critters You already have but not by direct contact.This for the welfare of all,what it realy does is create cross imunization.Very important. Make sense????

EIEIO    Posted 05-11-2002 at 13:59:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think I should have been quarantined. I have a feeling I am allergic to it. I woke at 2:30am itching like a banshee, I have little blisters on my hands that are driving me crazy. I did pick clover for my rabbits and pigs but I have don that before unless I picked in the wrong clover patch. I was advised??!! to wash the goat with dog shampoo but that scares me plus why make the goat suffer if it is something else. Oh well back to scratching, farmen sho is fun.

Hogman    Posted 05-11-2002 at 14:05:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could be Ye ole Goaty hath been munchin midest tha Oaks'nIvies of tha pizon kind and bears tha fruit of tha same on It's hairy hide.I'd say a good scrubbin might be in order.

bob ny    Posted 05-11-2002 at 06:24:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
i am retired also and i'm 70 and still learning

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