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|Comment||Thanks for the good advice! Charity, our timid goat has been with mom all the time until a week ago. The baby can still see mom and touch her a little. I could try the lead, but I play " chase the goat" around the pen to even grab her collar. Tonight I just sat in a lawn chair caressing my nubians when Charity jumped up on the milking stand and played around with my hair.I didn't attempt to touch her but just made calming goat sounds. I also tried to bottle feed her with goat milk and was successful at grabbing her collar before the great getaway!She did drink a few ounces before we let her go. Her mom, Jasmine is the same way. She runs from you until finally you're able to grab her collar so I can milk her. Jasmine will allow me to rub her head and we nuzzle noses together,but all this is minutes before feeding her.Thought I'd share this with you. Thanks so much for the information! I am learning about being a "goat mommy" but still have a long way to go! Terry Woods|
All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.
27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.
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4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.
Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County