How do I get my boer goats to not be so skiddish and to get close to them??
Talk to them, sit with them and read aloud to them, give them time to get used to you and the sound of your voice, they will get curious and approach. When they do, just talk to them and let them control the encounter. When they get to the approaching stage, I like to hold out my hand and just stroke alongside their muzzle. Keep a few treats in your pocket and offer one. Be aware of your emotions and the way you move - keep it calm and relaxed. If you are trying to do something with them, be aware of the pressure points. They will come around. Someone once told me that it takes about a year for a new goat to fully settle into an environment. I believe that.How do I get my boer goats to not be so skiddish and to get close to them??