goat transport

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  1. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    whats the best way to transport goat and do the use the bathroom during transport if so how much thanks
     
  2. livestockmom

    livestockmom Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how big of a goat and how many are being transported?

    Goat kids can go in a large dog crate with bedding.

    When we trasport for shows and such we put shavings down first then straw so all the work of grooming for the shows won't be soiled.
     

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    marvella Well-Known Member

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    i put down a big piece of plastic, and haul them in the back of my subaru.
     
  4. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    my pygmy goats go to the vet in a plastic dog vari-kennel.
     
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    homebirtha Well-Known Member

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    What kind of goats? How many? How far are you going?
     
  6. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    large goats,2-10,don't know
     
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    homebirtha Well-Known Member

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    If it's 2 or 3, the back of pickup in some kind of kennel or dog crate would be good. We have a 4'x8' chain-link dog run (that we got on freecycle :) ) that we tie down in the back of the pickup. It could hold 3 or 4 goats. If you were doing 10, I would think you would need a trailer. You might be able to build something in the bed of a pickup with wood or stock panels also.

    A few large goats would probably do ok in the back of a minivan with the seats out as well. But yes, they will most likely pee and poop in there, so figure out a way to deal with that.
     
  8. Milking Mom

    Milking Mom COTTON EYED DOES

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    A kids plastic swimming pool with shavings and/or hay in it will work in the back of a van. I used to haul goats and a few calves that way. I built a cage out of stock panels and it fits in the bed of my truck. It has bottom, top and sides and swing out front gate. It held 5 calves about 200 to 250 pounds each very well. It would probably hold 5 or 6 goats fine. They pee and poop a lot when they are stressed and they stress when being transported.
     
  9. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    how do you build a cage out of stock panels?