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1 Goat Buck with issues? on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:38 am

DCChick

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Well, the time has come that I should have had a some goat kids. My buck, young as he is,was with groupings of girls from October to late November. Then just for good measure I put I'm in with the whole herd until mid January.

He is now about a year and a half old so was about ten months last October when he started work.

I have not one single kid to show for it. So could the problem be that he was too young, does he not know what to do or is he impotent?

Watch for my post for another, older proven buck coming soon. . .

2 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:35 pm

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Did you flush your girls before you put him in with them.
Also if he had the crap beaten out of him by the girls enough times( unless they were in full heat) he may have been too afraid to go near them when he could have done his job.

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3 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:36 pm

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Check his testicles, he couldn't have frozen the sack could he?  

If there are scabs on there, plus shriveled up and smaller than normal. it might have happened?

But keeping the buck apart, then take the does to him and breed really does make sure you have dates written down etc.   He could be infertile.

Do you have room for another buck?   Only hand breed, instead of pasture breeding.  Good Luck.

4 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:51 pm

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I wasn't purposefully flushing the does, they were having grain one night and alfalfa hay the next night along with grass hay regularly.

Buckshot (the buck) has what appear to me to be normal testicles. They don't look scabby, shriveled or unusually small to me.

I did start out putting groups of five does that appeared to me to be in heat in with him and then afterward so put him in with the group hoping he would maybe get any he had missed.

My plan for this fall is to use him first with just my yearlings and get an older guy to use with the older girls. Then I want to put the older buck in with the younger girls in case Buckshot didn't breed them.

But, can I house two bucks together when? I realize they may not get along when breeding season is going and they are in rut, but what about the rest of the year?

5 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:51 pm

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Once Bucks have been used, you really can't keep them together anymore, breeding season or not.

6 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:56 pm

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Lady leghorn why not??
I have kept a ram with my buck and I am getting a second buck very soon. The 2 bucks will be living together once the new one is out of quarantine.

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7 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:07 pm

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Rams and Buck goats are two different animals completely.   2  Breeding bucks definitely will fight.   You can only try?  

But be prepared with another pen.

8 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:30 pm

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I had two bucks together for a long time. They would bunt heads and wrestle around, but no one ever got really hurt.

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9 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:53 pm

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As long as it is a boy pen I don't think it should be a problem. Can't be any worse than two castrated males at the fence eyeing up the buck wanting to pick a fight

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10 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:04 pm

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I have kept two experienced boys together as well. They were bestest buddies. Like many men, I think they got together and discussed their conquests over a beer or two.

11 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:44 pm

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We regularly use a young buck, 6 to 8 months old.  Usually everyone is bred within the first 2 weeks, because they kid one right after the other. Last year we had an accidental breeding from a buck that was only 2 or 3 months old at the time. I would say your buck is probably a dud.

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12 Re: Goat Buck with issues? on Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:30 pm

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I suspect he is a dud too. Which is a shame because he is a very sweet guy.

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