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You just have to give them a little time and patience. When your around them, ya know, don't make any sudden movements, loud noises, things like that. Maybe bribe them with a little grain in your hand. Sometimes, it works for me just to sit down and let them do the approaching:)
 

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Go out with them in a cool spot, under a tree or in shade. Sit in a chair have some grain or treats and let them come to you. After they are comfortable with that,may take a few days or so, try scratching them between the horns, favorite spot. Move slowly and speak softly to them. They may pull back when you try yo scratch them but, they will realize, hey, that felt pretty good and come back for more. You may get a few little scratches in, before they really get into it and stand there wanting that scratch. Good luck :)
 

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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.
 
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