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Goats rubbing against fence
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* February 27, 2018, 06:28:50 PM

Hi I have some Boer goats which rub up and down the fence, as though they are itchy. What do you do to cure this?
Thanks! :grin:

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    Goats rubbing against fence in Health & Nutrition February 28, 2018, 02:45:29 PM
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    Its a goat thing!!!  :tongue:  Mine do it all the time. Perhaps it has something to do with shedding hair. If there is a fence they will rub along it putting a great deal if pressure against it. You have to have good strong fences for goats.
    Maybe you should check for mites & lice, although lice dont tend to be a problem in summer.
    I have seen a nifty scratching post for goats made from a sturdy upright pole with scrubbing brushes screwed onto it. Google ‘ goat scratching post’ & there are lots of photos.
    Given a lovely rough surface to rub against it may stop them from using your fence. I have this image in my head of them queing up in an orderly fashion for their turn at it[size=78%] ......[/size] :cheesy:   :laugh: :laugh:
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    * March 08, 2018, 07:49:07 PM
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    Thanks so much for the reply. If it was lice, what do you use as a drench? Thnx
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