nervous doe

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goatskeeper, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

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    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    some times my doe becomes very nervous i mean violent with other little does and even with me.
    is this normal behavior or there is some thing wrong with the doe.
    thank you.
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    nervous or violent? thats two WAY different behaviors.

    Can you explain more of what she does and in what circumstances
     

  3. DPW

    DPW New Member

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    Mar 13, 2010
    Crow, Oregon.
    We had a doe that although was never aggressive toward us was so aggressive toward the other goats we got rid of her. It was only a matter of time before she seriously hurt another goat. She would ram other goats in the side, smashing them into a barn wall. If they fell she would keep butting them until they could make their escape.
    She also had horns that grew up rather than back and she knew how to use them. Raking the necks, sides and bellies of other goats.

    In the few short years we've been raising goats we've probably had 70-80 goats on the property. Never had another nearly as aggressive as Julia.
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I agree with Stacey. We need more information.

    How old, what kind, does she have horns, do the others have horns, is she the oldest (Queen)?
     
  5. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

    111
    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    - the doe is the oldest (the queen as you said).
    - she has horns grown up not back.
    - she is +4 years old.
    - i have other two does (6 months both approximately).

    her behavior is as follows:
    - run
    - jump
    - elevate her first two legs (i dont know what is it called in english ,would you tell me the word :greengrin: ) towards me.
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    so she rears up at you in a challenge sort of way?

    does she do this anytime or specifically at feeding time?
     
  7. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

    111
    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    just after feeding time.
     
  8. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

    111
    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    by the way, i feed the doe then i milk her, so this behavior is after feeding/milking session.
     
  9. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Is she hurting anyone? I am wondering if she is just kind of playing? I have a few that rear up and head butt each other in play all the time, then I have bucks that do it not playing, they are showing dominance.
     
  10. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

    111
    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    the two little does play like you said, but the old one, i dont think she play.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If she is injuring others... then that is something to worry about....If she isn't hurting anyone ........then it is more likely.... her way of saying she is boss.... :wink:
     
  12. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

    111
    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    but, why does she do that only after feeding/milking.

    i had once milked her without feeding and she did the same behavior.
     
  13. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

    356
    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    Fill a squirt bottle with water and squirt her in the face each time she does it. She is trying to be the boss and you need her to know that you are the boss.
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    she is top goat to the goats and you.... I agree with the squirt bottle idea.... she needs to put in her place... she is challenging you and the others :wink: :thumb:
     
  15. goatskeeper

    goatskeeper New Member

    111
    May 14, 2010
    Algeria
    did you encountered some thing like this?
     
  16. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i use to have a buck that would do this.. squirtbottle with water in the face helped very quick, it's painless but they hate water!