Old Saanen Buck Going to Hurt Me???

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by gardenbhean, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. gardenbhean

    gardenbhean New Member

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    Mar 16, 2013
    Mt. Shasta Valley
    Good tip!I definitely made that mistake already! When I was trying to clip his collar back on and it had the opposite effect of what I wanted!

    Here is a picture, as promised :)

    No rude behaviour since, but you can see why I was concerned!
    I found him standing up eating out of the pear tree the other day and he was a good bit taller than me.
     

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  2. goatgirl132

    goatgirl132 New Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Texas
    hahahahahha best way to put it ever!!!
     

  3. SeveNeveS

    SeveNeveS New Member

    53
    Feb 23, 2013
    wasn't totally uninjured - a good portion of my body was purple - but yea - i'm good - lol - i can laugh about it now
    ;) sort of....
    as for the buck - i would trim him when your weather gets warm and stays warm - no matter what the substance is it can rub his skin causing sores and whatnot - give him a bath a couple days before (better for clippers) then shave him down and bathe again - make sure you have muscular help - he may get a bit testy whilst being shorn - but in the long run he will be a happier goat - until that time - bond with him - will make the whole bath/shave thing go better!
    Good Luck and God Bless for taking care of his old soul <3
     
  4. xymenah

    xymenah Member with a bahhh

    Jul 1, 2011
    Mount Olive, NC
    Love his horns. I have a feeling my buck Dante's horns will look similar to his as he grows(he's only a year now). If he won't knock them over I would get him some loose minerals to set out free choice. A cattle or goat mineral will do don't get sheep and make sure they are loose(bagged) not a block. If he will knock them over I would offer them to him twice a day. It should help his coat be less rough.
     
  5. NavaBoerFarm

    NavaBoerFarm Junior Member

    That is a beautiful set of horns. I bet your proud to have him around.
    I can also see why you should take extra caution around him.
     
  6. ThreeHavens

    ThreeHavens 7 does - 2 bucks - 1 wether

    Oct 20, 2011
    New Jersey
    Beautiful boy. I agree with the others that wethering him will not only calm him down, but will help with the stink and the habits of peeing on himself, etc :)

    Lovely set of horns!
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Gorgeous boy :D I just love saanen bucks they are so placid and easy going.

    I will have to get a picture of my boy, he is only 18 mths and has a pretty decent rack of horns. Not as long as your boy yet.

    The black is probably just from weeing on himself, they can get pretty crusty and gross. A bath would help, if you can stomach it! My buck is going to a charity dog wash in a few weeks time - the vet students have volunteered to wash him! I will pay them double if they do :D Goat milk soap is sometimes good to get rid of the smell, at least for a little while :)
     
  8. SeveNeveS

    SeveNeveS New Member

    53
    Feb 23, 2013
    tractor supply sells a goat protein pail that i swear by!
     
  9. Dani-1995

    Dani-1995 Active Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Greenville, NC
    They are great!

    But my goat is kind of stupid and won't eat hers