Rutting.. :S

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by cloudwalkerr, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. cloudwalkerr

    cloudwalkerr New Member

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    My buck is murderously chasing my doe around the pasture, and both of them are covered in scratches, because he keeps headbutting her in the side and cutting them both up. Is this a normal part of rutting? ... Even if it is I feel somewhat bad for my poor doe :(
     
  2. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    she's not in standing heat if she's running away. i would remove him if he's hurting her and try again another day. good luck!
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree... remove her... I would walk her up to the fence daily.... if you don't know her cycle.....and test her that way...he dosen't need to hurt her like that and make her afraid bucks.... Poor girl.... :( :hug:
     
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yep, seperate them. I agree with Pam...just walk her to the fence and she will start "flagging" when she is ready. Put them together for an hour and the job should be done. Your buck sounds like a pretty agressive breeder and should be kept seperate until the doe is in standing heat.