how much noise do your goats make?

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  1. trixiwick

    trixiwick bunny slave

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    Cripes, we've got some screamers. We have a doeling who has decided that every time she sees a person she should scream her head off until she gets some attention, and this sets everyone else off. By the time I come down to the barn, I'm half deaf from all the yelling. Do I have the loudest goats on earth?

    Also, we're looking to sell the doeling and her brother soon, and I have to wonder if potential buyers are going to be put off by the noise. She yells sometimes like she's on fire, and has even gone hoarse a few times. :rolleyes:
     
  2. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mine did that when I first got them. Especially Molly, who was a weanling at the time. She cried every time she saw me. Now she's a very quiet five year old. I did have one yearling, kidded here, who cried all the time, but I just sold her. Not because she was a screamer; I figured she'd quiet down like Molly did, eventually. Anyway, I have a very quiet herd again. And yes, they are Nubians.
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  3. Galloping Goats

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    Let me guess, Nubians? :haha: That's what I have and out of a herd of 7, 5 are fairly quiet and 2 of my newest drive me crazy with their yelling. I keep hoping they will get over it but am not holding my breath. The amount of vocalization seems to vary from goat to goat.
     
  4. trixiwick

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    Actually, they're pygmies. Nubians sure do have a reputation! I hope she will quiet down soon, especially if she can figure out that the screaming doesn't actually get her any extra attention. The adults were talkative but soft-spoken up to now, so once the kids are sold I am sure they will go back to being semi-quiet. I suppose the neighbors will appreciate it!
     
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    I have 3 Nubians, they hardly every make a peep. I use to have some years ago, and they're weren't noisy either But then I've had people tell me several times my critters wear contented faces :)
     
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    I had to laugh when I read this.
    I have goats that are fairly quiet unless it is feeding time and they see me comming. Then they are not loud, but... a few years ago someone talked me into taking in a couple of nubians. I posted on here. DO THEY EVER SHUT UP??
    They were in a new place and scared so they screemed all day and night for a while. They did finally get used to the place and were quiet until they saw me comming. I don't know about pigmys but I do know for a fact that nubians have very loud mouths! :haha: