Another Kid in school – Penelope’s first born

With a solid night of rain, Penelope figured it was time to join Lola in motherhood. I walked down to the stalls this morning and thought, weird wonder why Lola is out with only one of her Kids, then I realized, nope. It was Penolope and her first born. We arent sure sex of the kid yet since we where running behind our normal schedule and I only had enough time for feeding the hogs, milking, feeding all the goats, cleaning out the stalls (after birth mess and all) and then getting Penelope set in her stall (we keep the mothers and kids in stall lock-up for the first 3 days. To promote bonding and good milking (at least I think that’s why we do it, Jamie knows all the whys).

Penelope and kid

 

Penelope's 1st kid

Meet Lola

Lola (Nigerian/ Lamancha ): She and Penelope are sisters, also 5 months old when we get her (DOB April 2015) She is friendly, but more stand offish and is not “food centric” like the other goats. Weird thing is she doesn’t really care for sweet feed, at most she takes a mouth full. Her and our eldest female Nadine tend to butt heads more then any others( she Lola has no fear of Nadeen). Unfortunately for Lola Nadine has horns, is larger and 5 years old…. 

Lola hanging at the fence

Lola hanging at the fence

Soldier boy

I forgot to introduce our newest goat! He was born Aug 2015. His parents are both from Maine which was important to me because I didn’t want him to have any ties to the area for breeding reasons. I picked him up near Afton. He was only 4 months old at the time but already showed interest in the girls. He seems to like people more then goats even. As I was driving home with him I noticed he was coughing. It wasn’t from stress of being moved bc it started as soon as I got him in the car. I checked a fecal and he had a lot of lung worm eggs, so I dewormer all of them with Ivermectin. Which worked perfect with my deworming rotation anyway. He still coughs once in a while but it’s not often so I’m jaunt goin to wait until the end of this month to do a fecal and see which dewormer I should use next.