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Shaman Squirrel's Goats and other Critters

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Shaman Squirrel, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Apr 16, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    A cute piggy! I like her spots!
     
  2. Apr 16, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Following along on your journey. We raise Nigerian Dwarfs and are starting into Mini Lamanachas.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2018
    Shaman Squirrel

    Shaman Squirrel Ridin' The Range

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    My biggest goat Wanda just gave birth to two adorable babies yesterday! Despite having a missing hind leg, she managed her pregnancy well and the babies are nursing well. Wanda is a Boer/Nubian mix and is a few years old. The daddy, Ronin, is a Nigerian dwarf who was only 5 months old when he bred her. He's fully grown now and still smaller than Wanda. Here she is with her babies! The darker one is a boy and the lighter one is a girl.
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  4. Apr 18, 2018
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Congrats! They look quite good!
     
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  5. Jul 4, 2018
    Shaman Squirrel

    Shaman Squirrel Ridin' The Range

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    Update! I found homes for all kids except for one, a Nigerian dwarf named Halo. I like Halo's unusual markings so I kept him. I traded his father Ronin for a new doeling named Darla. I'm told she's a Spanish/Nubian mix. Nubians are great milkers, but I just read that the Spanish breed has a small udder. Hopefully I'll get at least some milk from her after she kids. So now I have Halo my Nigerian dwarf buckling; and my does Periwinkle, Wanda, Eshki, and Darla. I don't expect him to breed all of them, and it's possible some may already be pregnant from Ronin. Eshki and Periwinkle look like they're getting wider in the sides but the two of them are still giving me good milk to make cheese with. Attached are pictures of my new girl Darla, and my buckling Halo who's not much bigger than a cat now. Darla1.png
     

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  6. Jul 27, 2018
    Shaman Squirrel

    Shaman Squirrel Ridin' The Range

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    Last Wednesday my pig Irma got out, and I found her down the driveway a bit with piglets. She has been impossible to move back to the yard with the goats because she was protective of her piglets. So I just let her stay at the spot where she was for about a week. Yesterday, she disappeared, babies and all. I can't find them anywhere. If I don't know where she is, I can't feed or water her. Is there any way I can lure her back wherever she went? Attached is a picture of the babies before they and their mom went missing.
     

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  7. Jul 27, 2018
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses True BYH Addict

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    Do you feed her on a regular basis? And if so, do you have a special "call"? Going to where she was and calling may bring her out. If there was danger to her babies she would move them -- and if no shade!!! Any water near? mudholes, etc? I'd go looking there.

    Most animals will return to their known food source.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2018
    Shaman Squirrel

    Shaman Squirrel Ridin' The Range

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    I feed her twice a day. I haven't had her long enough to develop a special call. The only places I can think of with shade are the bottom of my house (I have a single wide) or my neighbor's houses. They know I have a pig on the loose and will let me know if they see her. The only mudholes I know of were the ones I made for her.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2018
    Baymule

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    Hope you find her!
     
  10. Aug 11, 2018
    Shaman Squirrel

    Shaman Squirrel Ridin' The Range

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    A couple weeks ago, I was able to catch two of the piglets and sell them. Today, I managed to find someone who can catch the mama pig. They caught her and her remaining piglet, and I sold her and the piglet to them.