walking through my herd

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by fivemoremiles, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    To i took the time to walk through my herd of goats. I have not done it since i turned the bucks in for breeding. There was a contentment that came over me as i touched my girls all 63 of them. I was checking there body condition. They all were a 2.5 or better no 4's they were just right.
    I guess i should explain what i mean. a body condition of 1 is a walking skeleton a score of 5 is rolly poly fat, no ribs can be felt. 2.5 to 3 is perfect.
    normally there is one that is under a 2 but not today. that is not common.
    It is a relief on the rare occasion that it happens.

    I don't mean to brag but i am going to any way. My girls sure looked good today
     

  2. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    We are glad together with you and your does! :)
     
  3. Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Well-Known Member

    557
    Dec 3, 2018
    That's a good feeling to have! :goodjob:
     
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  4. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I dont have 63 does..i have 24 does. Youngest are 3 months..oldest 2 years and very very pregnant. Each with their own personality, attitude and contribution to my herd. I cant think of anything more peaceful and rewarding when they all look good..and are happy. I agree its rewarding. I enjoy mine every day. They also entertain me.
     

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  5. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
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  6. Chelsey

    Chelsey Well-Known Member

    276
    Dec 6, 2018
    What a wonderful feeling! My goats are literally my therapy! I was hit pretty hard with postpartum depression after my second and my husband had me buy a few goats to help. I love them so much! I’ve had a herd for over a year now and just had my third baby. There’s nothing better than having a hard day at home with the kids and being able to hand them over to their father to go spend a few minutes with my girls. It’s also a nice feeling to be finally doing things right. My herd in high school was a menace to everyone involved, and it was entirely my fault. I love that my goats are happy and healthy. Watching them bounce around and check my pockets for treats.... I love goats.
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  8. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    Poof my bubble popped. To day one came up limping. Worse yet she can run faster than I can. Funny she came right up yo me Wednesday.
     
  9. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Nothing so good that it can last ... Has she been bumped by another ewe? (or if it is a doe?)
     
  10. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Lets all hope..its just a hoof that needs trimmed. I guess its true...One Day At A Time! Lol lol. Thanks for the thread.
     
  11. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I hope she is ok and something easily remedied.
    It's a goat conspiracy. As soon as you relax and think all is well, they come up with something to upset the apple cart!
     
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