This is a mystery! I am beginning to wish for a film ...
I understand my daughter and I hand feed him tonight. I will continue until he gets better. I'm a sucker too and I love them all. I may need to look into the beet pulp. I tried taking him away from everyone but that stressed him so much. So now I go out to him multiple times a day to make sure he's ok.One of my many goats had a choking problem 4 yrs. ago. She was also "down". For no reason I could discern, she couldn't stand, choked on her food and the vet advised that she would die, so put her down.
Me being the sucker that I am for the weak, cut (with scissors) her hay in small pieces, soaked beet pulp and mixed with her grain, hand fed small amounts at a time. Along with helping her to stand, vitamin ADE, B complex etc. she finally recovered after 2 weeks.
Absolutely no idea what was going on. She is 4 now, a beautiful Tog, has a yearling, preg again and never any more choking problems. (Or standing/walking trouble).
They definitely race and some of my bigger girls will push the others out of the way. He seems to be doing ok on the hand feeding. We're doing just a little at a time multiple times a dayThe hand feeding sounds good to me, it will slow him down. I tie all of mine to seperate bowls and they still seem to race to get through first.