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post #1 of 3 Old 10-26-2011, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Trimming Goats Hooves

I know there is a lot of people that have goats on here so I thought maybe I can get your thoughts. This year my market garden was pretty much killed and I couldn't pick up any jobs over the summer, so I am scraping by at the moment. Someone told me I should look for goat hoof trimming jobs.

I do our goats two withers and a doe, I have corrected legs in young goats with trimming. I also do a herd down the road of six does of different ages.

Prices? For does and withers? Bucks? For wild goat?

I use a knife not clippers because I can do a more detailed job, I also scrub off the hoofs if I get a chance as not to ruin my knives. Also my boots and tools are disinfected between barns. Does using knifes bother you or as long as the animal is okay good? I also lay down goats that are to hard to handle, if the are nervous or wild, just slows them down and keeps everyone safe if they have horns. Should I have to bring foot rot treatment and disinfectant and blood stopper ( I rarely cut the quick unless the hoof is really bad).

I can do sheep to and have no problems with flipping a 200 pound sheep to do feet.

Any opinions would be great. And thanks a head of time.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-11-2011, 11:02 PM
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I trim my goats feet myself and so I wouldn't pay anything but I'm guessing maybe $10-$15 per goat and a discount to as low as $5-$7 per goat if they have a bunch to do. I wouldn't have a price change depending on the sex of the animal but you can charge more for really naughty animals if you wan't. I would suggest buying a portable stand it will save your back in the long run and hold a goat pretty easy for you. The use of a knife wouldnt bother me at even though I use clippers.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-26-2011, 08:10 AM
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I do my own too but I do see ads on craigslist in the area for trimming goats at $15 each. Wouldn't hurt to post an ad in your area I guess.
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