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Latestarter's ramblings/musings/gripes and grumbles.

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Latestarter, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Jan 12, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Lowes carries a plastic lattice...
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    It appears that mom is sending them under there. Evidently she wants them under there out of the wind where they can snuggle together while she's out grazing. I just checked on them and they're both under there together. They are still too small/unstable to get from ground to cinderblocks to goat mansion... Will be a few days before they'll be able to make that "leap". Luckily, as the weather would have it, we'll be seeing a warming trend over the next week or so with no rain indicated. I hope to catch them up before nightfall and put them both inside back in the corner. Hopefully mom can keep them there overnight. By this time next week, highs are supposed to be approaching 70° again. I'm seriously thinking about making a couple of kidding jugs for inside to trap the kids in there. Keep em there for a week or so till they're strong enough to get around as well as in and out. I'd really prefer not to mess with what mom's doing though unless they're in real danger or she's inept. She seems to be doing great by them.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Good job latestarter. .."mother knows best" :hugs
     
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    Rammy

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    Thought about doing a goat ramp?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    @Rammy, husband just built a small one today for other goat house, lol ....even put cross pieces of wood every 11" so their hoofs wouldn't slide. Great minds think alike :gig
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Our chickens have proved to be hardy but the ones we have lost were taken or killed by other critters.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2019
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    just posted an update with pics to my kidding thread.
     
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    Bruce

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    You have a kidding thread?
    And Rammy read my mind before I read her post about a goat ramp ;)
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM
    Latestarter

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    Lousy day weather wise today. gray and dreary. Damp and cold on top of it. Thought I felt freezing mist while doing chores this morning. Temp right now at 11:14 is only 36°f. So much for the warming trend we were supposed to have. Supposed to clear off later today for some sun. I don't know if it's gonna make it. Oh well... it's winter, right?
     
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