When can I move my goat kids in with my big boys?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by DaGoatandPugLady, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. DaGoatandPugLady

    DaGoatandPugLady Active Member

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    Nov 19, 2018
    Fort Worth, TX
    I’ve had them over a month. They received their second treatment for barber pole today.

    When can I safely move them in with my older boys? Would it be a good idea to take them in there for a little bit to watch them and put them back into their own pen?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Are these buck or wethers or does?
    How old are they?
     

  3. DaGoatandPugLady

    DaGoatandPugLady Active Member

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    Nov 19, 2018
    Fort Worth, TX
    My two yearlings are wethers. My kiddos are 11 weeks old and are not wethered yet but will be in the month. All males.
     
  4. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Use a kissing fence so they can touch noses for a couple days then intergrate them with supervision for a couple days pulling them at night...then let them fight it out and form a herd.
     
  5. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    When you put them together, make sure the kids have an escape - under a box, board, table, etc. that the bigger goats can't get to. Also, I would feed separately for quite a while to make sure the littles don't get bullied off the feed.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California