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I measured Peanut, new doe, 2 years old. Her girth is 22 inches, good but a little small, I look it up on the weight chart and she's.... TWENTY-EIGHT POUNDS?!?!?!? This can't be right.... And Visa would be about 38. This cannot be right.

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I took a scale and weighed myself and then held all of the goats (yes even adults...) and weighed them to give them some wormer. I just feel it is more accurate than the tape...
 

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Yes but this is a 2 year old, second freshener. Well she will be when she kids this time. I'm shocked.
 

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Weight tapes aren't effective for Boers either-All the charts I've seen are for standard dairy. Wouldn't mind someone making a meat goat tape.
 

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muddy creek i do the same as you i weigh myself then pick up the goat to get the weights for worming,but that always depresses me as to how much i weigh lol
 

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I got a scale just to weigh the goats with. I, too, weigh myslef then pick the goat up and get their weight... it worked well enough for a while, while my little darling were... well, little lol. Last time I tried to do it I nearly broke my back. I'm not the strongest person in the world and now that Melino weighs 90 pounds, almost as much as me, I've resorted to the weight tape heehee. Pace and Shanti I still pick up. They are each about 60 pounds. The tape said Pace was 55 and shanti was 70, so it was fairly close...
 

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I like the scale best, but I can't use it on my doe anymore. Last time I did it, I almost broke my back picking er up and walking to the scale, with her squirming all around. THen when I got on the scale, I couldn't see over her to read it! :doh: Turned out from the weight tape she was 80 lbs. But I have my doubts of the accuracy of a weight tape - half the time I measure her 5 min. apart to check it and it is an inch off. Mabye I am not doing it right? Plus, lots of goats are longer than each other. Has anyone tried both and want to comment?
 
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