Post by wilmothcody on Jan 4, 2009 10:48:55 GMT -5
Is it strange for a set of newborn goats that are eating alfalfa already??? they were born the Tuesday before christmas and already eating alfalfa and a little grass... We cant keep them from getting out they already can jump over the divider which is probable 2 1/2ft tall... they are chasing chickens and turkeys and even billy bottle baby the 8 month old (attack) goat... When a stranger comes up to the fence he will come running and bleating with his withers raised... he thinks he is an attack dog he was raised with a chihwawa and two bloodhounds It is quite funny to see people jump away from the fence when he come running.. Gemini and Cheryl are doing fine even on the cold nights.. we figure with all the birds we have in the stable with them at night it stays preety warm... On a night were it got down to -20 in the stable the water did not freeze..
Is it strange for a set of newborn goats are eating alfalfa already they were born the Tuesday and already eating alfalfa and a little grass
Nope, that's perfectly alright. Shows you have two healthy kiddies! A kid does need 'creep' feed as it's called, so they learn to eat the stuff, and it helps get their rumen going for when they're weaned. Until they're about 4-6 weeks, they pretty much just nibble and act like they're eating. After that, they start to get a bit more serious.
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