Thursday, June 19, 2008

We are getting 2 new goats

We are buying a young doeling and a doe from a lady in NE Texas. She will be delivering them around the end of July. She has to come down here to buy a doe and they are waiting for the doe to kid.

Dam - VICKIE RAE GL001257221
born 05
milking 4-5lbs
freshened 2x - 06 buckling 9lbs, 07 - bred to young buck didn't take, 08 - preemie buck doa
Bred to THE SWEDE FARM DOBIE'S ANSON - L001388125 (PB Buck)

Dam - Gypsy (GL1201796)
Sire - THE SWEDE FARM DOBIE'S ANSON - L001388125 (PB Buck)
born 1/14/08 ((one of twin doelings)
NOT registered, but easy to do

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Poor Chicky

One of the baby chicks was attacked by the hens and the rooster. Normally I leave the chicken door on the coop open (bad idea I know), but I didn't last night and when I went out to let them out this morning there was only 1 of the 3 babies in the coop and it was sitting in the nest with a bloody back.

Align Center
Luckily yesterday we found a duckling wandering our property. I made it a brooder and put it in with chick starter and water.

So the brooder is now a duck brooder and a chick sick bay

Monday, June 9, 2008

Meet Lilly

Saturday (June 7th) we purchased a Lamancha/Nigerian Dwarf cross dairy doe. She was cheap and will make a nice Guinea Pig for learning this whole dairy goat thing! And I felt bad for her and couldn't let her stay where she was! She had 4 goat kids nursing her and you could tell she was not happy about them! I will post pictures when I get them!!

Here she is the day we got her.

Here is her "alien" head. Chad calls her an alien!

She isn't to fond of looking at you when you try to take pictures!

Here she is munching on the hay we were loading into the barn

Here she is Tuesday (6/10/08) morning.