Sunday, January 18, 2015

Taming the goats video!

I know I haven't been posting much on this blog (sorry!), so you may not remember, but I got a couple of free male Pygmy goats last fall.  They were very skittish and we could not touch them at all without cornering them.  I've been working on taming them down with the help of their favorite food (crack... um I mean corn).  Check out the video!

They get a little too competitive and excited so when they start head butting each other and get too rowdy around me I get up and walk away.

P.S.  I LOVE my new GoPro.  It comes in handy for so many things besides just sports hehe.  :)


  1. Ha ha! That's funny how they'll eat out of your hand but jump away when you pet them. It looks like the brown one is making a little more progress in being handled. My only experience with goats is at the petting zoo. Oh, and when my neighbors had goats penned against my horse paddock at the old house and apparently didn't realize that they paired up a billy with a nanny, so the nanny started popping out babies.

  2. I remember that Nuz!! Didn't you have to start feeding them too?? The brown goat is definitely making more progress. The white goat in general has a more nervous personality. :)

    Thanks Laura! I'm really enjoying having goats again.

  3. They're very cute. The brown one does seem to accept petting more than the white one. But that will probably come with more time and patience. I know nothing about goats except feeding them at a petting zoo. But it looks like you're making progress if they will eat out of your hand.

  4. Oh, I didn't feed them, but my neighbor had to start feeding one of the babies milk in a bottle because the mother rejected it and the board owners were too neglectful to intervene. I don't think I knew what was going on with those goats until my neighbor told me how she had to get involved.

  5. I remember you mentioning something about someone feeding them but it's been so long ago I don't remember the details. I definitely remember the goats and neighbors though!


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