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Got to ask this question as I have 6 goats and only have one that looks up and does a half circle with her head as she looks like she is watching a bird go by or something,is this a normal thing?
 
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I laugh when this happens in the goat barn...goats are just curious animals and I think that when you get them to look up (which probably is something that they don't do that often) they get caught up in the moment and are suprised by the ceiling.
 

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Thanks,I was hoping nothing was wrong with her! We laugh at her as it does look pretty funny.
 

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I think I know what you're talking about... I have Nubians from time to time do this while standing on the wall with their front feet. Looks odd but nothing wrong with them. I think they just like to flop their ears around.
 

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I sure am glad to see this post!! I just ran in from the barn, freaked out because I never saw any of my goats do this before now!! My little wether just did it three times, stretched his head back, did a half roll, and acted like nothing was wrong. Scared the heck out of me, though!
 

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My Nubian doe does that. I thought she was a bit whacked in the head. I have two La Manchas and a Nubian doeling and wether and they don't do that. Only Jewels...
 

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I'll bet your goats have been disbudded! Goats with horns use the rotating head thing to scratch their backs with the horns. Disbudded goats do it by instinct. It's kinda funny, but when I see my girls doing it, I always give them a courtsey scratch.
 
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