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Old Jul 19th 2009, 04:12 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2009
  Atlanta, Texas
We started with whitetail deer as permitted rehabilitators. We have enjoyed watching the two deer fawns grow and enjoy life so much that we are considering expanding our operation to rescue goats. anyone have experience with this?

Recommendations?
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 07:48 AM   #2
 
  May 2009
  Texas
we have goats in our pens to help keep our grass down, is this a good idea or no from a health view point?
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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  Apr 2009
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Goat compete for food and browse against the deer and are more hard headed than the deer and will push deer from the feeders... My Whitetails have access to food 24/7 and with goats they take advantage of this and would hit the deer when they came to eat...I got rid of my two a few years ago because of all the problems.I also had Mouflon and they did the same thing.

Best of luck with what every you decide...but I for one don't recommend it.
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 10:02 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
I've also heard that goats can carry diseases that may not effect the goat but could kill a whitetail. Rick
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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There are disease issues... but I can't remember what they were

it will come to me soon...feed issues can also arise...Sheep can't have the amounts of copper in the deer feed
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 03:35 PM   #6
 
  Jun 2009
  Atlanta, Texas
Appreciate the inputs. I'll take it under consideration before we decide, but appears due to the feeding issues it may not be such a good idea. Thanks yawl.
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Old Mar 16th 2021, 08:49 PM   #7
 
  Mar 2021
  California
Nope, not a fan

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