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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by cdtrum, Apr 26, 2009.
and then... the pecking order starts... all over again...LOL :wink: :doh: :help:
Just do it my way and start with little goats then add a BIG goat, then the order is easy :greengrin:
Well, we took all the boys out into the pasture this evening and they did great.....when we called them back into the barn Murphy (little one) ran into the big boys pen instead of his and Elwood rammed him, Murphy didn't act like it phased him, he just wanted his treat! I find it interesting that Jake my head boy is doing much better with him than Elwood, as Elwood has always been my laid back guy and more on the shy side.......I do see things getting better though :clap: !
I am actually not surprised Elwood is being the agressor. He is letting Murphy know that he plans on NOT loosing his place in line. For him he has to let those under him know he is boss of them. Jake isnt threatened more then likely because Elwood still submits to him and Murphy has shown no plans to take his place.
Stacey.....You are sooooo goat smart! That makes perfect sense!
awe thanks -- it comes with raising them for many years. Still learning though
I think all goats are just like Stacey said, when they know they have a "herd queen/master" the lower one definately does not want to be at the bottom of the totem pole, so they have to assert thermselves to retain their status. :wink:
Haven't been on TGS in a awhile, been busy!! :horse: , my goats have a " pecking order" . if the herd queen gets " challenged" she'll put the newbie in line, and sometimes a goat will decide it wants to be a higher ranking goat and there will be a squabble for a while. just my experience. have fun with murphy!!!!
Hey Jenna....I figured you were busy and tired from your trip...we have been taking the boys out every evening all together and the big guys are getting more and more use to him.....I still have him in his own pen at night per advice from vet. He was under the weather a little today, called the vet and he is aware and we will see how he is in the morning......vet thinks it could be reaction to his CDT and stress of the traveling and new surroundings.....his little armpit is swollen......we are keeping close eye on him!
take care, Denise