In most of the goat pictures they are wearing collars. I'm so afraid of strangulation/choking that I won't let mine wear a collar. Is there a reason for them to wear it...just curious
Thank you! I picked up a couple of does several weeks ago. They came with stout nylon collars - and horns. This post finally gave me the impetus to go in and get those collars off of them!Also, if your does have horns, something else to consider. Years ago when I had horned Boers(thankfully, those days are long gone, all disbudded now), I had a horned doe who was fighting with another horned doe who was wearing a collar. She hooked one of her horns through the other does collar and then twisted, trying to get loose. She was stuck tight. Both does panicked and kept on twisting. By the time I managed to get someone to help me untangle them, the doe with the collar was foaming at the mouth and buckling at the knees. If I hadn't been there??:shrug: Collars are an accident waiting to happen.