- Mar 27, 2017
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I have one older doe and one yearling doe. The younger one isn't the best with being trimmed. She stands reasonably well when she has grain in front of her, but when she finishes it (in a matter of seconds) she begins wiggling like an inchworm that's taken yoga classes. This obviously makes it impossible to use pointy things near her legs. What is the best way to approach this? Do I end trimming sessions before she runs out of grain, which seems time consuming on my part; do I physically restrain her using a helper and let her throw a tantrum all she wants; or do I stop, distract her, and then start again? As I have only had goats for a year, I am not anywhere near fully familiar with how their mind works and how different handling techniques will be responded to. Birds are far more in my league of comfort. Thank you for reading this query.