High Desert Cowboy- How far is it up north?

farmerjan

Herd Master
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
10,520
Reaction score
40,355
Points
748
Location
Shenandoah Valley Virginia
View attachment 106682
Ruby is now a week old and doing well. I had my daughter help me band her tail. Now we’re starting to work on our pen for the goat. They got weaned Saturday and we’ll pick it up this week. Stopped at the feed store for dog food and somehow wound up with 6 chicks? Not sure how that happened.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::gig:gig:gig:gig:idunno:idunno:idunno:idunno Chicken math......
 

Mini Horses

Herd Master
Joined
Sep 4, 2015
Messages
9,671
Reaction score
30,925
Points
728
Location
S coastal VA
Chicks...gotta watch out, they jump right in your cart!! 😱😱😂. I have a broody due to hatch this coming sunday. Nine eggs. But ya never know what'll hatch -- might be a couple from somewhere might follow ME home🙄 while she's mothering.👍

Actually surprised a couple more of my girls hasn't set. That time of year. ☺️
 

Ridgetop

Herd Master
Joined
Mar 13, 2015
Messages
6,858
Reaction score
23,509
Points
693
Location
Shadow Hills, CA
The problem with Darla was she is a Nigerian. The smaller dwarf goats do seem to jump out, climb out, and maybe even dig out! We never had a problem with our dairy does. Actually, once we started chaining the gates closed, we never had a problem. Goats and horses can figure out how to unlatch a gate.
 

High Desert Cowboy

True BYH Addict
Joined
Sep 25, 2017
Messages
439
Reaction score
2,097
Points
273
Location
Utah
Our ram, Gus Gus, went down Tuesday. He was laying there on his side, unable to stand or lift his head and clearly bloated. Got some bloat treatment in him and massaged his stomach and ribs coaxing burps out of him. He’s still alive but unable to stand. I’ve given him vitamin B injections, selenium, and an anti inflammatory but he remains propped with hay bales and unable to stand. He’ll eat from his position, I’ve been giving him water with a drench gun because he has no problem slurping it down. He just can’t get up. Other than that he seems fine. No more heavy breathing, color is great, eyes are alert and responsive, no signs of pain. It’s like the bloat left him paralyzed. My daughters love him because he’s such a sweetheart of a ram and are begging me to keep him alive, but at this rate it’s all in the Lords hands and I’ll just do what I can.
In a more positive note we got the show goat. A well mannered little doeling who aims to please. My daughter goes into the pen with a chair and a book and reads to her everyday. She was just weaned last week and we figured she might be extra skittish but she’s already coming up like a puppy dog. We tried the halter on her yesterday to see how she would do and she pulled a little at the start of course but by the end of the session she would willingly take a few steps before stopping and never really hauled back.
IMG_3491.jpeg

With the yellow coloring, we call her Elle.
 

frustratedearthmother

Herd Master
Joined
May 7, 2013
Messages
8,004
Reaction score
14,492
Points
623
The Junior Market Goat Show at our county fair requires goats to be dehorned OR "tipped." Not necessary to be disbudded or dehorned. Maybe it varies from state to state or even county to county?
 
Top