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When Ron went out to feed the goats this morning Rascal didn't want to eat with the rest of the boys.. He never went over to the feeding bowl and stayed separate from the rest. Ron went back in and put more food in a separate pan and put it right under his nose. He ate all of his food then. Hay is in their rack and freely available to all at any time.. I'm not sure if he's just being extra spoiled today because of the rain or if he's off a little... Time will tell. His FAMANCHA is very good and he's pooping and peeing just fine... We have noticed that Snickers and he are challenging each other for the number one spot in the herd more than usual so it may be that he's just pouting because he had to take a step down to Snickers... We will have to see how he does the rest of today and tomorrow before I intervene with the natural progression of the herd.
 

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I’ve noticed with my wethers that every now and again they swap herd status then a few months later they do it again. I figure boys will be boys. I have 3 separate feeding stations so they rotate around. The bully can’t be at all three at once;)
 

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Yes, keep an eye on him, feed separately, that may be the issue, he is scared of the bully.
Usually it's Rascal that's the bully that's what has us questioning his demeanor... We've given cookies this afternoon and he was fine getting his share of the snacks but I'm still going to keep watch.... temp is good at 102.2
 

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I've had them do this at times especially during breeding season. It's almost like they know they are not the stud and don't want to cause any problems.
This could be it... He's in a snit because he's no longer boss.. All our boys are wethers and we do not have any does in the area... so it's just the boys. They've been together for almost a year....and all are within three months in age and all just over one year old.
 

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Yea, if everything else seems good I would just closely monitor him for the next couple of days. He might just be sore from recent battles and probably has a bad case of hurt pride.
 

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His famancha is a 1 and his temp is 102.2 steady.. He's eating cookies and we'll be bringing out fresh hay for the hay rack in the goat house because we're expecting rain the rest of the evening and over night...
 
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