Taming Kids

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Tyler, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    My three kids (they actually aren't kids so much any more ;)) are rather wild creatures. When I was worming them the other day I had to literally chase them down and catch them. Can ya'll recommend someway to tame them?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Cool! Thanks! :)
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    NP.....and your welcome.....Good luck .. :greengrin: :thumbup:
     
  5. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    My kids are almost completely tame! They really started loving me once I started feeding them hay this winter. :p

    I'll post some pics of them soon. :)
     
  6. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Sit with them and let them come to you and pet and play with them, do this a lot when you are not going to treat them for anything. Don' chase them because they will run from you when they see you.
     
  7. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Only one of my kids will actually run up to me when I come out! The other two usually just stand there and look at me, but they will let me pet them. Still working on them, though! :)
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Great job...Tyler....I knew you could do it.... :thumbup: :hi5: :greengrin:
     
  9. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

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    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    That is great to hear, it can be so frustrating when your babies run away from you. Just thought I would add, when I had a little wild lamb, I would set her on my lap, and just pet her gently all over, and sing some soft [but really stupid] sheep songs I made up. It really worked.
     
  10. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Thanks for the suggestion!

    My biggest problem is that my horse gets jealous whenever he sees me petting a goat. He'll actually nudge the goat away from me so that I'll pet him instead!
     
  11. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Here they are!

    [attachment=4:qhg9jvi1]Kiddles and Potsie (Momma)[/attachment:qhg9jvi1]
    [attachment=2:qhg9jvi1]Kibibi[/attachment:qhg9jvi1]
    [attachment=3:qhg9jvi1]Msichana[/attachment:qhg9jvi1]
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  12. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Aww...pretty nubies!! Mama is a very striking girl with her markings :love:
     
  13. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
  14. How cute! I love them...

    Another thing I have heard to do if you have chase them is to leave a lead on them so you can get close enough to pick it up. I know this does not work for everyone, as it would not for me, but if the situation is right and you were not having to worry. It's and idea.

    Congrats and good luck