New Nanny goat with week old kid- ran away-

amy108

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My husband and I just adopted a 1.5 year old doe who just had a female kid last week. We moved them up to our orchard yesterday. It was our understanding that our orchard was fenced and protected. Goats were stressed but lounging under trees; at noon today they disappeared. We discovered a major hole in the fence due to wild pigs (We live in Hawaii, so no natural predators of goats except the odd hunter).

The land surrounding our farm is all pasture, cane grass, and pig trails- with a fenced in herd of goats about 1/3 of a mile away; we saw dozens of wild pigs this afternoon while we searched. We do not believe she would go too far, and our neighbor with the herd is keeping an eye out.

We have notified neighbors and spend the afternoon and evening putting water out for mama(who's in milk) as well as fruits and pellets etc... Any advise on how to summon an anxious and scared mama goat, with baby would be appreciated.

We will be going out again in the am before the sunrise to search again.
 

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Greetings and welcome to BYH Amy! So glad you joined us, even if the reason for it isn't a great one. Grats on the baby, so sorry you lost them. Not sure how long ago you adopted her but if you hadn't socialized her or trained her to "come" for treats, I don't know how you'll coax her back, if you can find her. I would think with a baby, she wouldn't go too far. Are you sure she didn't hide out somewhere inside the enclosure or orchard? Sure hope you find them both soon.

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