Well THAT was fun!

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by nancy d, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Three day old twins. Late afternoon one had vanished. Not in hay. Not under hay not in another pen.
    Uh oh, the board we put over a hole in the floor was askew.
    It was a 4" wide opening so I ripped out enough to get my head & shoulders through.
    It was only a 2' drop but kid was way too far under to reach. And he kept moving further away. Mama doe didn't seem to notice, I tried to get LGD to go under but he's not a retriever.
    Eventually we made a harness out of hay twine & dropped the sister down there, deciding the next move. Cutting a hole through the floor over the spot he was in would likely just freak him out & drive him to another spot. So we waited. And waited.
    It was a good three hours before he finally made his way to his sister where I could grab him.
  2. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Lol these animals are such punks at times!!! Sadly I could totally picture this whole story as I read it. I'm happy you got him out and good thinking!

  3. Dayna

    Dayna Active Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Keaau Hawaii
    oh my gosh! What a naughty no no!

    Glad you got him back safely.
  4. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Wow...Makes you wonder what kind of trouble he'll get into when he's older! ;-) Glad he's ok...
  5. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Oh wow, that must've been stressful!!! Glad you got him out ok :)
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    What a stinker! Glad you got him out. I took a break this year and have no kids coming. Just needed not to worry about goats for once.
  7. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead

    Wow...what an ordeal! Good thinking
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Oh my, that would of been stressful. Glad you got the baby out safely. :)
  9. luvmyherd

    luvmyherd Active Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Your title says it all!!:laugh::devilish::laugh:
  10. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Karen, I'll be right there!

    Yeah never a dull moment. Earlier the buck had bent over a cattle panel. Working from the outside, all ready with cable ties but he would not leave. So I get the hot shot.
    One hand on that & the other trying to pull it back to some sort of reasonable place to zip tie it, good grief. He's out of here.
  11. Bansil

    Bansil New Member

    Jul 23, 2015
    Mnt city, TN
    Great story i kept waiting for Lassie to show up:)
  12. boats12

    boats12 New Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    We a mini Nubian have triplet he is getting some milk but not enough I am gone most of the day so was wandering how to go about supplementing twice a day with ultra 24
  13. boats12

    boats12 New Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Not wanting to bottle feed cause I work and am gone from 8-4
  14. boats12

    boats12 New Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Plus plus wouldn't be able to commit to the full 10 week we. Are going out of town on may 2nd
  15. boats12

    boats12 New Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    How would I do a supplement 2x daly he is only 4 days old
  16. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Get him on the bottle and sell him quickly as a bottle baby.