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Sorry, this is a long read.
I recently posted a different thread about our new(ish) buck, who kept jumping our electric fences to get in with the does. When we'd put him in the cattle panels - that make up for his night pasture - he would jump them, too. He also had no respect for the electric fencing we had set up for him.
So yesterday, when I had a little time to spare (I was watching/taking care of four of my younger siblings while my parents and other four siblings were gone) I added two more wires to his electric paddock.
But, I completely forgot about separating "Buck" (haven't figured out a name for him yet)...
my mother goat had babies yesterday. They are up and walking. She has 2 older doelings who are over a year. I separated her by putting her in a 12 x 10 horse stall in my barn. This is where she has remained, now with the little ones. Since I separated her her older babies have been crying non stop. Unfortunately there pen is near my neighbors and I'm sure he's not happy. Can I put them all in the goat stall? I went outside at 4 am to check the mother and they were even crying in the night.
What breed are these goats?
So proud of the linear appraisal scores on my two young bucks. They are 16 months old. This is Zeus and Opollo. Used Zeus last fall and he produced some lovely babies.
On Sunday when I was getting ready to leave I looked out to see a coyote, standing not 10' away from the goats giving them the stare down. The goats were in the corral at the time, so there was a fence between them. My llamas though, were locked in a separate pen due to me weaning my replacement doelings and just not getting the two llamas seperated....so that there would be one with each group.
When it seen me, it of course started walking away....just walking. So I jumped in the vehicle to get to my parents, who live just down the road, for a gun. By time I got back up there it was gone...
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