Goats/goat repellent


what can I use to keep my goats from rubbing/bunting the side of my house ?

HI Marie:
The ONLY way to keep them from  knocking, rubbing or butting the house is to put a fence up a couple feet from it.. making SURE it is not  a fence that they can get through  (keep in mind babies when they are born ) or they will be stuck  between the house and fence.  And make sure it is not a fencing they can get heads stuck in (good luck) I too use my house as a portion of one side of the fencing,  and yes they do butt it, rub it, etc - over the years I have just decided to ignore it. Usually it is the wethers  ranking their horns on it.. at times I Do holler out the window to "cut it out" and they stop .. momentarily :) - unfortunately there is nothing you can put on it - only to fence away from it. No goat repellents I have ever heard of.. I imagine if anyone were to create such  a product they would be rich :) Sorry I know this is not what you wanted to hear -


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