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My neighbor's goats were out. They were on the road and eating my lawn, then sniffing my dairy goats. He does not vet the goats and buys them at auction, so I'm not sure they're healthy. When I called him to let him know they'd "escaped" he said he'd been letting them out to graze. Across the street is a horse farm, I have goats, the other neighbors raise cattle. I know his goats have tapeworms cuz I can see it in their poop and some have messy bottoms from diarhea (sp?)

These goats wander on down and sniff my goats which I want to use for milk and I'm worried to death they'll infect my stock. How do I keep good neighbor relations (if it's possible) while protecting my herd?

He just leaves the gate open now, so they're always free............
 

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I agree with farmmaid. I would tell him he has to keep his goats on his own land.

I put to much money in to mine (Vaccine, Wormer, Vet Bills) to let someone else let their goats run and take the chance of infecting mine.
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:haha: I love this answer. Now, you guys promise me this.....if a new member starts a thread asking if anyone has seen about 30 Boer goats, ya'all don't know anything........right? :D
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Two "chats" with the neighbor and if that does not help, the goats disappear!...Joan :confused:
 

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I totally feel this way. I don't want to cause trouble, but we have the vet coming out tomorrow to vaccinate and that's a lot of money down the drain if the other goats have CL or something else..........

Thanks a lot for the support.

tduerson said:
I agree with farmmaid. I would tell him he has to keep his goats on his own land.

I put to much money in to mine (Vaccine, Wormer, Vet Bills) to let someone else let their goats run and take the chance of infecting mine.
Tina
 

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I've always found a paintball gun effective. The neighbors know that if they come in with a red paint stain they won't come back the next time. Also it stings and many animals will avoid your yard after being hit by one. This method was approved by the county sheriff in my area. Jill
 

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Here is one way to solve the problems and the neighbor doesn't have to know its you.

Just call the animal control tell them you want to remain anonymous and that there is some goats running free on you road. Tell them you are afraid they are goin to get run over or eat poisionious plants from the yard ect. This should put a end to your problems.
 

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yes, by all means , I would not want these goats, in around mine. I have dairy goats, and I don't let people even walk in my goat yards if they have goats at home. I don't know what they will bring in to my yard, on their shoes.
you just can't be to careful. I would have the police talk to him.
 

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Do you or anyone you know have the Yews that people grow around their yards and trim like hedge?
They are deadly poison to livestock. My neighbor rented a small pasture fo a couple steers. The people pulled out some yews and piled them in the pasture. One of the steers died the same day. It would be a shame if the free range goats got hold of something like that.
 

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uncle Will in In. said:
Do you or anyone you know have the Yews that people grow around their yards and trim like hedge?
They are deadly poison to livestock. My neighbor rented a small pasture fo a couple steers. The people pulled out some yews and piled them in the pasture. One of the steers died the same day. It would be a shame if the free range goats got hold of something like that.
 

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Be sure your not in open range before you take action. We have one tiny pocket of open range on our side of the pass and we're in it... Unfortunately! We're in a similar situation with a neighbors cows. Each state has their own regs on what you can do if your in or out of open range. If your out of open range in our state and animal control is called to come get the animals the owner is responsible for the cost of pick, board and feed of the animals while in impound. If your in open range your out of luck, in my state any way.

Wish you luck
 
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