Deer Repellent used to keep goats away from trees?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by myfainters, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    My goats are always eating my fruit trees... I know I should fence them off but I'm wondering if the Deer Repellent would work instead? It is all natural....

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    www.faintheartedranch.net
     
  2. Mully

    Mully New Member

    408
    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    I had no luck deer repellent but some luck with cayenne pepper. In the long run you will have to wrap the trunks with chicken wire or something like that as they will strip the bark and kill the trees and can do this in a day. I learned the hard way ....lost 3 trees.
     

  3. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I agree with Mully. It's seems like deer repellent does not even work for deer (around here, anyway)...most likely, goats would hardly even notice it.
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    well mine really liked the lilac leaves coated in cayenne pepper, I dont even think they sell deer repellant here, but try if it works and let us know :wink:
     
  5. You have my vote for the wire as well. Those trees are so weat, they will eat it up before you know.