Sorry if I am asking you the same question that you have answered. She published Ruminations: The Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine and Goat Health Care. Unless he is losing weight, he is still getting enough to eat, and that’s all that’s really important. It cleared up the next day and 8 days later she was REALLY on heat and calling to the male LOUDLY. Each goat type will have different tendencies towards dominance and aggression. Sounds like he is getting scurs, which is not uncommon for a goat that was disbudded, especially males. It will depend on the personality of the new goats. It has nothing to do with whether or not the second one gives birth. So my question is I have a male fixed miniature pigmy fainting goat and I got a pregnant female. Now they aretogether and the momma is so mean to the two Nigerians. Any ideas? I have 2 females, I bought them both at the same time from same breeder. Every now and again, a goat might wind up with a little blood on the top of its head, especially if it has scurs, but long-term injury is extremely rare. We picked the two babies up a week apart from one another but they were from the same farm originally. I’ve also noticed where he was disbudded it’s growing back, just on the one side! She seems to be head butting her very hard & none stop. The wethers that were castrated as adults will literally run her until she is panting and can’t run anymore. The first mom attacked the second moms kind only hours after ouht wad born. Recently the mother has been picking at all the other critters on the farm including the other goats. If they are really thin, you can use hoof trimmers to round them off so that they aren’t pointy. After a few hours, one of the mix’s ‘caps’ got knocked off and it’s bleeding alot. She's probably fine but keep an eye on her, goats can go down hill quick. I know they’re working out their order but I watched them last night at dark and the does wouldn’t let him in the pen where they sleep. Is that the reality of rams? You don’t want to take them away from mom before they are two months if they are dam raised. They relax with time. It sounds like you have a standard sized goat with horns with a couple of smaller goats, such as Nigerian or pygmy, that do not have horns. Do they grow stronger as they get older or repair themselves? Today I came out and the female doeling was severely hurt. ok, we built a door, locked the three in for the night. We didn’t have any issues until the baby goat reached a year or so. She’s 10 years old, and has never been breed. We have no way to separate them outside! Thank you. You might find they are spending too much time inside. I just wanted to add that this owner should be careful of this in hot weather. Most other dairy breeds are seasonal breeders, which means they will only go into heat every 21 days in the Fall from about August to January. They are both 6 months old. I want to know why is it that billy goats headbutt people in the rear end the minute you bend over? As this article says, conflict is inevitable, so I just make sure the kids are sturdy enough to run away. Is my first doe being “protective” of me or is she just trying to show dominance? Hope I am having the exception . If they are wethers (no testicles), then they can be together. The older one is always headbutting her companion!!! If they kid within 24 hours of each other, they might let the other doe’s kids nurse. Larger goat breeds (eg, Nubian, LaMancha, Boer, and Saanen) can be safely bred at ~70 lb (32 kg). I think goats can be jealous animals and he wont let the little ones come to me freely. Can two goats butt heads playfully when one has horns and the other does not??? If it’s windy, it can be worse even before it gets that cold. I can’t figure out why she has started doing this and I don’t know what to do about it. Some also are seasonal breeders. I just added a 5 year old pregnant doe to my herd of a Nursing doe, buck and 2 2.5 month old babies (buckling and doeling). October 31, 2018 at 9:23 am. The behavior lasted about 3 – 4 days, things were normal for a couple days but now started over. If this is a buck, they need to be separated immediately. They all have horns. The billy now is chasing her relentlessly and she has a messy rear end . Some people actually keep a wether with their does to let them know when the does are in heat. No one can predict when the does will come into heat, but since it’s fall, which is typically breeding season, they will probably come into heat sooner rather than later. We got them when they were 2 months old. Ultimately you have to play it by ear because every goat’s personality is different. Without knowing your set-up, it’s difficult to give specific suggestions. The problem is the horns, not the gender. How often should it be placed? One single Nigerian wether and an Olberhasi. The 'trouble' when you watch your animals so closely is that you notice every little thing and it preys on your mind (that's what my husband tells me anyway!). I am not sure what to do. I think one of the does lost her baby from being butted in the sides so much. Don’t get a kid. She probably acts the same way around food. Or should they be separated from the beginning? Is this normal behavior? If you don’t want to have two bucks, you could get a wether to keep him company, although I will warn you that he may not be nice to the wether. Do you think we should introduce a 3rd goat or just keep these 2 separated for a few more months. I loved milking the one Doe that had kids but if breeding season is like this then I will be done having goats . Hello. But I’ve also had a couple of goats that seemed to be getting beaten up pretty badly, and they were fine. If she has horns, then yes, they should absolutely be separated. I have personally been in a position to try to stop it when a buck got into a doe pen, and it’s close to impossible. It is not a good idea to put horned and not horned animals together for this reason. Goats are herd animals and need a friend. You don’t have to separate the two smaller goats when they kid unless you are worried about the safety of the kids. At least they only come into heat every 21 days. and a she was butting heads with another doe that had no horns and the next day the no horned goat is stumbling around and can’t see. Since goats should not be alone, you need to get another buck or a wether (castrated male) to be his companion. I’ve never heard of does hurting each other with head butting. Should we have another coop so the other goats have a place over cover? It is very obvious and you will recognize it as soon as … Whats the problem? They grew up together at the farm we bought them from, but when they got to our place they seem to be playing, but the one who always starts it seems to get too rough to the point where he is bleeding around the bottom of his horns. Is there anything I can do to help her? I kept him and his brother in a smaller pen while he recovered (about 6 weeks) then put them all together again. This is why most people who want to breed will start with two does and two bucks or a buck and a wether. They are fainting goats – all with horns. They are all about 9 months old. Im worried will the bigger goat hurt the baby . Here is more on goats in winter — You can’t do anything about it. She almost growls at the pregnant goat and won’t let her near the baby. She just within the last couple weeks has become very aggressive. The goat gestation period is 5 months (roughly 150 days – give or take a few). We have 4 does. THis does not mean they don’t head butt although there is usually a reason for it.

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