.... anyhoo. Today we had just gotten home from pickin up G for our first sleepover and we hear a cow bellerin in the woods. So paul and g go to check it out. Next thing i hear is.... a calf Bess has a calf... and up comes paul to handover g so he can go get a better look. Brand new still wet calf on the ground and Bess bein a great maman cleaning him.
I was wicked mad because there are things that would have been instead of this mess. We moved them to a smaller area to bond but now she is not wantin to let him nurse. We did see him nurse a few good times before we moved them so he did get some colostrum in his tum this evening. We will just keep watching them tomorrow and somehow pen her still if we need to. The guys were going to start our coral next week! Had we known THIS was happening we would have made sure to have it done. i had quit lookin at all at her udder because no way she could be bred right? Grrrrrrr. And we just thought her gettin chunky was a happy rumen.
I gave him BoSe and vit b complex and vit e capsule bust open. He has teeth so not a preemie. And he weighs about 35 pounds which is a good weigh for a dexter calf.