I'm down to 8 goats again. I just lost a doe, Ester, strangled in a hay net. And almost lost my Alpine doe, she was dragging a hay net around her neck; Thank goodness it pulled loose. I assumed that they would be safe, as they hay drops down and they had no reason to put thier heads into the net. Now, I'm not to upset over this doe emotionally, because she wasn't very friendly at all, and I planned on selling her after she kidded this year. Now, I'm extremely mad that she had to die such a horrible way, in something I assumed would be safe for them; I had never heard of anything dieing in a hay net. We just buried her in our garden. She was the first kid born on our farm, along with her sister. The herd is in uproar. Her mother is looking for her, her sister is terrified, and none of the goats will go near where she died, in thier stall. Just thought I should let everyone know that hay nets are bad news. Not just for horned goats, which Ester was, but dehorned as well; Heidi, my alpine, is dehorned and she was dragging the net around by her neck today.