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Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Goats' started by Pepperjack'smom, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019
    Pepperjack'smom

    Pepperjack'smom Overrun with beasties

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    Why won't one of my goats leave the other one alone. Both are wethers, almost 1 yr old. The one is constantly butting the other one away from food and slamming him around. This needs to stop. How can I help pepper not be bullied?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    That is how males play, ....feed them both in seperate feed bowls as far away from each other as you can ....if the "bully" wants to eat, he will stay at his feed, .....hope this works for you :thumbsup
     
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    Pepperjack'smom

    Pepperjack'smom Overrun with beasties

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    Thank you!
     
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    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I hope it works for you,.... even though they are wethered, boys will be boys !
     
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    CntryBoy777 Herd Master

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    Since they are a herd animal they have a natural way of determining which one will "call the shots"....it is something they have to workout between them....I wouldn't let my wethers take it too far...in my presence, but wasn't gonna stay with them 24/7 either....so, "respect" their decision and they will be fine.....we had the complication of having an aging doe that cycled each month and "heightened" what testosterone each could "muster"......the reason I told ya that, was because ya may have does in the area....whether you have any or not....and the scents on the air can increase the behavior also.....at a yr old they are maturing and establishing their "place" in the herd....you are in the herd, too.....:)
     
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    animalmom

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    One of my wee goaties was a food bully... run everyone off of any food dish. I clipped her to the fence where she could get to feed but couldn't bother anyone else. After the others were done I'd unclip her and there would be peace. She eventually decided being a food bully was not in her best interest.
     
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    That's not mean.........this, is mean.

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    CntryBoy777

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    :yuckyuck:lol: :gig.....:ep......:thumbsup
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::yuckyuck:gig:highfive: THAT is funny..:lol::lol::lol: