I got a goat yesterday. EEK! I really know nothing about goats but the goat really needed a home. She was one of 25 goats that my friend's dad raises. Coyotes were eating them so he decided to spare the last 5 and sell them. Because they were raised in a herd situation, they are not used to humans and they are not used to being alone. When they finally caught her, she needed to go to a home so we took her. We have wanted a goat for a long time to cut down on the weeds that my picky poo horses won't eat so this was a great opportunity.
Anyway, I need to know EVERYTHING about handling a large goat. She has quite large horns, too. We think she is a Nubian/Boer cross but we're not sure.
Any desensitizing tips? I am keeping her in one of my stalls for now. It has bars and things so she cannot get out. But I need to know how to handle her and how to let her get used to me without scaring the everliving life out of her. At this point, she shakes when I go in the stall. Poor girl
And how about trimming her feet? Does she need that? And how often?
As you can see, I know nothing about goats. Haha
Thanks for any help you can give me!