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Discussion in 'Goats' started by Hillbilly Don, Oct 27, 2005.
If I fence around a pond is there any reason for concern?
It's my understanding that goats really, really hate to get wet, so I don't think they'd want to venture too close to the pond. Sara, when she was little (about 3 1/2 months) was following me around one day. I went into the pond to rake up the algae and she was most upset - wouldn't get too close to the edge, but very unhappy that I was in it!
You mean "fence in", as in having a pond inside your goat fence?? I don't think it is a problem. My goat herd of 80+ have three ponds inside their large pasture area. They use the cleanest one for drinking, and eat around the edges of all of them, but they never get wet. The only way I would consider it a problem is if it has steep banks and you have young kids running around it. If one slipped in and the water was deep or the weather was cold, it could be a problem........ :shrug:
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i would be careful in the winter as well..... goats may try to go on thin ice.