The Goat Spot Forum banner

Wiether pull hair

851 Views 15 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Tanya
We have a 5 month old whether that pulls the hair out of another goat. The goat is 13 and at the end of his life with arthritis and getting thin other problems. Don't expect him to last more than a month or 2 but is a super friendly guy and so gentle.
This little wiether is just terrible by pulling his hair and eating it. It does not do this to anyone else. He has a brother that does not do this. Get plenty of good pasture, I give corn to also and access to minerals.

Is it just mean?
1 - 2 of 16 Posts
I think hair chewing is a sign that they need more protein in their diet? Other people will know more and me answering you will bump this thread back up to the top of the list.
Or it could be the protein thing, I've never heard of it but it seems others have..
I know it's a thing with chickens. They eat feathers if they need more protein. I'm pretty sure I've heard it here somewhere and just didn't doubt it cause of the chicken thing.
1 - 2 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.