Emergency Escape Question

Discussion in 'Goats' started by dunroven, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. dunroven

    dunroven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My husband had to go out of state for the day and will be back tomorrow. Wouldn't you know, our goats would choose this time to knock down a section of fence and get out. I got it back in place and have knocked 3 metal posts back in place and put up about 4 more panels to extend their fencing, but I am wondering, will goats get out during the night, or will they just bed down and sleep (I hope?????)???

    Thanks!

    Valorie :confused: :bash:
     
  2. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't know that they will sleep all night, but my does, at least, very much prefer to be in the barn at night. Good luck.
    mary
     

  3. elgordo

    elgordo Well-Known Member

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    Question: how big is their pen? Are they bored? Goats will always test and rub against fences but I bet if thet are bored they will "push" a bit more! Think about supplimenting your fence with electric - it is the only thing that's worked for me!
     
  4. debitaber

    debitaber Well-Known Member

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    my girls don't sleep all night. they are up and about. they eat alot during the night, and they drink alot of water during the night.