200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Newbie Goat Questions
I hope these are dumb goat questions, but I'm not sure. So here I am asking.
Question Number 1: How would I know if the goats had bloat? These chilluns are much fatter than they were a few weeks ago. Of course, a few weeks ago they mostly had their mother's milk and now they're eating all the green they can stuff into themselves. Do these pictures look like normal goats? I mean normal young goats? Would they be obviously uncomfortable if they had bloat? If they did, what should I be doing?
Question Number 2: They don't appear to be drinking any water. I've seen them pee a bunch of times, so maybe they're getting their water from the plants? It's funny how as soon as one of them starts to pee, the second one starts right away. It's catching, like yawning.
Amusing how they're not morning creatures. The chickens are out before dawn, but I have to entice the goats to get moving at 7:00 when I have to get going to work. They're like some people I know - move slowly and not in a very good mood in the morning.