I'm not sure how old he is. We were fostering a set of twins (not this breed), but the male went back to his house and this fellow came over instead. And no, he most certainly can not be mailed!! He's a sweetheart; hopefully we get to keep him for awhile!A Boer buckling and looks to be a well bred one at that! Do you know how old the young fellow is? And you're quite sure he can't be mailed??!
I'll check out that information; thanks for the suggestion!Nice looking boer...I'm in Texas too... so no mailing involved
Actually I raise Nigerian Dwarfs, but he's soooo handsome! He can move in too...haha
Please read about having bucks around though in all seriousness! They're a species all to themselves and can be dangerous even though they are acting like they're your best buddy. We have a section especially for bucks in the breeding pen area.
Congratulations on your new foster goat!
We have a foster female (from the same house), but she miscarried a few weeks ago and isn't the same type of goat (picture attached). Should we be concerned about keeping them separated for a while?Most definitely congratulations for getting him. Now to get a doe or two or three to make him feel really welcome. Lol
In that case he is the kind of goat that is used to humans being nice and friendly! Hope you will never disappoint him! And do tell his previous humans, that his behaviour shows that they have treated him well! As for mailing him, I do not know what postage and customs will be, but for sure I would like him posted here:He's super sweet and friendly, and comes running when he sees us.
We have a mineral block out in the field from Tractor Supply. Is this okay, or do we need to buy the bag that's also available at TSC? The block says cattle, horses, and goats.Yes she absolutely needs to be separate to heal her uterus before becoming pregnant again. She is also quite copper deficient. Do you have loose minerals available for them?
Thanks for the warning! I'll definitely make sure I get out of the way if I see him standing like that, and I'll let my parents know as well.If he puts out his belly to one side, reaching down to that side with his nose, do not stand in front of him!
Maybe fostered isn't quite the right word? A family friend has several goats in his backyard. We had a bull until Easter, when we took him to the locker house for beef. Since then, my parents were having a hard time keeping the grass down, and the family friend decided he had too many goats in a small area, so the goats have sort of been loaned to us to help everyone. They aren't ours permanently, but they're here indefinitely. We had a set of twins first (male and female), but he kept getting himself into things he shouldn't, eventually escaping the fence, so he went home and the friend brought this guy (Bud) over to keep the little female (Honey) company. He's been here a few days already, but I was out of town until last night so I hadn't seen him yet. He's a sweetie, though!Why is he being fostered?
It is a pleasure!Thanks for all your help!
You need a loose mineral.We have a mineral block out in the field from Tractor Supply. Is this okay, or do we need to buy the bag that's also available at TSC? The block says cattle, horses, and goats.