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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by magilacudy, Mar 26, 2010.
Heard Cindy (pygmy) sounding like she was coughing up a hairball. Whats up with that?
could have gotten her cud stuck in the wrong pipe ?
I guess lol, never heard that one before. I ran to the pen thinking she was gonna choke, she just stopped and looked at me :S I usually dont hang out in the barn as much as I have been. Should build myself a bunk bed
I had the same thing happen the other night. I was feeding them flakes of alfalfa cubes, and all of a sudden the buck started hacking - and then he just stopped and started chewing his cud. A few minutes later one of the girls did the same thing. I decided maybe the cubes were the culprit, b/c they were kind of dry. I haven't seen them do it again though.
Okay, i take it back. I heard the boy do it again today. Very briefly. I did feed the alfalfa pellets last night, but i soaked them first. They get timothy hay free choice and some grain also. (yeah, i know boys shouldn't get grain, but when i lock him out, he tries to knock down the door) It was easier just to let him have a little while the girls are eating theirs. They don't get much anyway.
Regarding the cough, I don't know if i should worry or not. I am just borrowing him for a couple months, so i am being ultra-careful with him. I feel just like when i am babysitting my nieces or nephews - i was more relaxed with my own kids, and with kids that aren't mine i am constantly watching to make sure they don't get into trouble.