Competition in the goat pen is especially high during feeding time. Social tension rises, and agonistic interactions increase in frequency. A significant influence here is the available space. Goats prefer to maintain a minimum distance, termed "individual distance," to other goats. However, this amount of feeding space is only rarely available.
"To get to their food, the animals 'involuntarily' come into closer proximity than they would like. This can lead to injuries, stress and
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