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  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Boer goats and salt licks
« on: February 17, 2013, 08:01:25 pm »
Has anyone with Boers noticed if their Boers dont use the salt licks ?
I spent yesterday stripping the sheds down and giving everything a good scrub, took from 9.30am untill 3pm non stop working  :o
everyone has the red rockies and I noticed yesterday the boers licks are vertualy untouched where as the ones in the dairy goats that went in at the same time are nearly half gone  :-\


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Boer goats and salt licks
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 09:07:30 pm »
My GG's don't use theirs, but the BT's do.... no idea what that is about   ??? . Otherwise all the same food/water/hay & grass.
So there may be breed-specific differences ? 


  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: Boer goats and salt licks
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 09:17:42 pm »
Yes everything else is exactly the same between the 2 breeds here aswell.
Now that you mention it our GG that we had years ago never used to touch her salt lick either  :-\

Carl f k

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Boer goats and salt licks
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 09:38:36 pm »
Willow is half gg and togg she doesn't bother with her lick


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: Boer goats and salt licks
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 09:41:01 pm »
Funnily enough my boer crosses don't seem to bother with red lick. I keep finding it on the floor as they prefer to scratch giants it rather than lick it! Also didn't touch Scats sheep lick but went a bit mad for the Lifeline bucket which I bought for ewes.


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