Friday, March 28, 2014

1st kids of 2014

I know this is gross, but if you enlarge this photo you can see the bucks rear end. It's nasty! And a pale yellow color and runny. He was a mess when I went to check on them this afternoon. The little doe is pooping the orange normal color and seems fine. He also had a runny eye. I got a bucket of warm soapy water and cleaned the poor boy up and he looks much better. I just wonder if he's getting too much milk or it's too rich? I keep checking them to see how he's looking. I don't know if I have ever seen this before and I've been doing this for 14 years now.

Here he is all cleaned up and frisky. He's so cute. I'm naming the goat kids this year after '60's and '70's folk singers.

                                                        His name is Woody Guthrie.

                                                  And this little lady is Emmy Lou Harris.

I need more suggestions for names. I have Joanie Mitchell, Peter, Paul and Mary, (I hope I don't have that many bucks though!) Bob Dylan. My brain is frozen right now and I can't think of any more. I'm going to Google it now.


892142da-77f9-11e3-9435-000f20980440 said...

Judy Collins and Joan Baez come to mind.

Kris said...

Yes, I forgot about them. I had thought of them before, then forgot. I love them both. Thanks!

Kristin said...

How sweet! I had one last year that was getting too much milk and had runny yellow poo. It took a week or so, but he turned around and was fine. He also turned out to be my biggest buck of the year!

Kris said...

Penelope has really good milk too. I got her on the stand this morning and saw that the kids are only nursing one side. But they are getting all they can! I only got about a qt. this time. He looked better this morning. Not all poopy. But did have a poop dried to his bottom.