well my mum as a nurse had a lanyard for her ID that could snap open when pulled enough, because sometimes pateints are crazy and pose a big danger for nurses, especially with ID tags around their necks.
So you could probably find them for goats
One thing though, wouldnt they somehow be able to rub them off?
That sounds like something that would suit me, Alyssa. I am after a collar that they can leave on, that I can grab and lead them to the milk stand with, but if they get it caught on something and they pull hard enough it will break. I suppose if they rubbed hard on something they might get it off but I could deal with putting them back on every now and then if it meant that the risk of strangling was minimal.
The doe that hung herself was a $2000 doe from Mugambi stud, fully imported from south africa as an embryo
Btw I love that you have a ticker for sydney show!
my goats all have collars - and actually none of them are the "break away" type. You can get them with plastic buckles that snap open though, if pulled hard enough. However if you try to tie one up with that kind of collar they'll quickly learn how much pressure is needed to open it (as Will did )
I also use the colllar's with the plastic buckles. I also make sure they are adjustable and on the large size . If there is a problem first the collar gets larger and if the pressure is constant the buckle will break. The secret is to buy cheap ones . I get mine at the dollar store . They also come in handy at kidding time . I color code moms and babies. I have boe's and hubby and son find it hard to tell who goes with who when its time to put them up at night.
weevil, yeah I had thought of that problem. But they all know how to tie up and I wouldn't be tying them by the collars, just grabbing them to lead them to the milk stand, then they are in the head bail.
thanks very much for the input Karen. You think Boers are difficult to tell apart, try white angoras I tag them as soon as they are born because they are all white and all look the same as tiny kids ... and I cant tell who belongs to who!
I use plastic chain with breakaway connector link. I liked them so much I bought the chain in bulk and make my own. If you might be interested, let me know and I'd be happy to make you some. Depending on chain (plastic) size the usually run about 4.00 each. I have pictures of them on my goats, but it is too big to put on this post apparently, so PM me for a pic or any questions. Denise
I NEVER ;leave them on at all, BUT with that said mine all have horns. It is way to easy for a got with horns to butt another one and get the horn stuck on the collars. I have seen two dead goats because of them getting tangled.
Even if you do not have horned goats, we have a girl around here that had her pygmy goat just over something and the collar got hung up on something.
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I NEVER leave collars on my goats. It's surprising what they can get hung up on even if there's barely anything in the pen. If you have barely anything in the pen and nothing sticking out or horned goats then it would probably be ok. I don't risk it though. I've seen goats easily get caught on branches.... the horns of other goats....fencing. It's just really risky for me, but it would depend on the situation. Hope I don't sound to harsh, it just scares me thinking of leaving collars on our precious goaties.
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