Saturday, May 8, 2010

Goat fear and/or aggression

I decided to take my new goat, Xoe into our milking barn (the garage) and stanchion her to see how she would react. She got on the stanchion ok, but she really cannot stand me touching her. She tried to head butt me a couple of times and she mouthed me a few times. Not really sure what the mouthing means but it may have been a pre-bite. I'm thinking I just need to get her used to me touching her as I don't want her to freak out too much if I need to help her with her delivery.

There doesn't seem to be much information on aggression or fear in does. Most google results came up with buck aggession.

Here are some interesting experiences: