My children and I went out to feed tonight and noticed that my DD's little show doeling was not eating. She was laying under a table. We went over and got her up and gave her a quick once over. No bloat, no fever, no noticeable anything. She just clearly didn't feel good. She yawned, stuck her nose in the feeder and nosed around for a little bit but never took a bite. I tried giving her a handful of grain which she took a few pieces of. Then yawned again. And again. I began to think she had something caught in her mouth or throat. Carefully, I looked I there with a flashlight and VERY carefully felt in there with my fingers. (Did you know that the cheeks of a goat are all ridged and bumpy, not smooth like ours? ...I didn't) I didn't find anything. She kept opening her mouth and stretching it open. But didn't seem distressed. So I sent my son in for my trusty turkey baster (aka drenching gun) and I gave her about 8 to 12 ounces of water. Something about that loosened her up and she went skipping off to the feeder and started eating normally. I guess she must have had something in there that washed down. I just went out again to check on her and (four hours later) she seems OK. Guess I'll keep a close eye on her and see how she eats in the morning. Prayers would be appreciated for my little girl's pal. "Bunny" is on the top spool in the pic.
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