Safety when Raising Goats

Raising goats can be very rewarding. You may not make a lot of money with but the personal gains are vast and varied. Raising Goats for the first time can be very challenging but one of the main things you need to consider is your own safety.

Generally goats are peaceful with their owners. Goats do have a tendency to fight with each other. When you are among your goats you need to always keep your eyes open as well as your ears. If you sense that a couple of goats are about to butt heads then immediately vacate the area. You do not want to be in between two angry goats set on fighting each other.

Male goats can be very dangerous to be around when they want to breed. If a male goat is in rut then leave him alone. Now is not the time to have children pose for a picture with that cute goat.

A common injury that occurs is when someone slips and falls down then gets trampled on by the goats. You need to be extremely cautious that you do not fall down around your goats. You will probably be Okay but there is the off-chance that a goat will jump on you and crack one of your ribs.

The best safety tip when working with goats is to use common sense and to always be aware of your surroundings. If you are in the pens or transporting your goats then basic common sense will help you remain out of harm’s way in most situations.


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