Adopted by Goats
I just added to my herd, now have 7. Clara (dehorned Nubian) is the problem. She had a rough start to life (worms and other issues). She was born last Oct. and is extremely timid and emaciated. We bring her into the milking stall and give her some grain twice a day, in addition to worming her, etc. She is very slowly gaining weight. The problem comes on days when we just can't let the goats out to graze. If it is raining like today or we have to leave for the day they have to stay in their enclosure. We have 2 feeders we throw a leaf (or 2) of alfalfa for the goats to munch on. There just isn't enough to graze on in their enclosure for all of them. Everyone but Clara gets in there and pigs out on the alfalfa. Clara is pushed aside and then goes hides until everyone else is full and then she goes eats whatever is left over. One of the kids born here in March (Susanna) is around the same size as Clara so anything Clara can get into like a crib feeder, Susanna can easily get into too and will push Clara out. If anyone has an ideas of how to make it easier for Clara to get her share of the alfalfa when I give it to them, I would appreciate it.