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He got out and bred my 3 does.2 of them are boer does but they are only 5 months old.1 of them is a pygmy.They will be do Oct.8 or 9.What should I do he is a full grown boer goat.He's NOT small.Will the does be o.k.?
 

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Well, my personal opinion. I would Lutalyce (sp) them. I would NOT let those does carry the babies. I know people do not like that word, but when you have a buck on your property you have to be ready for the unexpected.
 

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Were they all in standing heat? If not then I would wait to see a heat in the next few days....if they were then I'd say that the boers should be ok delivering at 10 months old....the pygmy though...I will pray that she comes into heat as a boer kid would cause problems, it's a wait and see and IF the pygmy does not come into heat in the next 3 weeks I would consult with a vet. as he would probably advise terminating the pygmy and possibly the 5 month olds as well....accidents happen...and I have had oops kids ...thats why they are called "accidents"
 

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I worry about the pygmy... is she 5 months like the rest?

just because he got out and tried to breed them doesn't mean they were in standing heat. SO you need to check and watch for signs of heat.

consulting with a vet would be a good idea at this point

now what do you mean by gone? like he is disapeared or you got rid of him?
 

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Well I hope you can find him before he does any damage or anything happens to him...and the pygmy being 2 years old is still not good with a full size buck, I would still find a vet to see what he would advise...in the pygmies case termination.
 

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Are there any other goats in the area? If so, I would check there.
And I agree with the pygmy doe- that may cause a problem for her. If the other two does are reasonably big, they will probably be ok.
And I think you best be as thorough as you can be about finding that buck- if he hurts someone, you might be responsible and for any damage he does. Do you have some friends who can search for you? He might come home to "his" does too.
And finally- he sounds really difficult for your situation- maybe he should find another home?
 

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If it were me I would lute all 3. The pygmy because she is a pygmy and you dont want her being bred to a big buck and the boers because they are only 5 months old. That is just too young no matter what breed of goat it is or how big they are. they aren't physically or mentally mature enough to handle kids.
 

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We didn't find him. :cry: I don't know what to do.I can't sleep until I know he's safe but we have searched for 4 hours and are going to continue.We thought he would come home at night but he was only here 1 day.Any suggestions? :cry: I'm making a sign to put up but I don't have any pictures.
 

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One of the meat processors here lost a wether last year- they chased it for a couple of weeks- it went into a school class room, the police tried to catch it, etc. Never did, never found anything more about it. A buck???
If it was a horse, I would say for sure that it would head to it's old home- a goat???

He sounds pretty hard to contain. I think it might hang around any herd of does anywhere near.
 

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Re: I got a buck but....now he's gone

I would say he went to some other goat farm nearby but I don't know of any really except for 15-20 miles away.His old home is like 30-45 minutes away.
 
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