I wrote the following on the Goat Berries Facebook page recently and got such a great response in the comments, I thought I’d repost here for anyone who doesn’t frequent Facebook or who just may have missed it:
8 goats have passed through the pen in the
3 years I’ve had goaties.
2 are currently in there now.
1 = number of headbutts I’ve received —
And it happened today.
The buck got jealous that I was hand-feeding Pasqualina some baking soda (what, he doesn’t EAT it!), and he gave me a love tap, horns and all, from the side.
Not totally gentle, but not too hard either. It was actually kind of cute, because then he just looked at me as if to say, “UM, ME!”
But, yeah, it’s funny that he was my first headbutter after three years of being around goats. I *so* love all my mild-mannered girls who have passed through!
So tell me goat people, do you have or have you had headbutters?
Were they male or female or have you seen equality in the goat sexes on this issue?
Remember if you’d like to see other comments on this issue, check out the post on Facebook!
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