Moat Goats, 3.6.17

I had an early start at 5.30am to bottle feed William, the buckling being rejected from his mother.

When it came to doing the morning jobs at 9am, a goat’s twin kids had escaped to different pens. We swiftly placed them back once we had worked out where they were. The doe was reluctant to accept one of the kid’s back due to her peculiar smell from the other pen. Fortunately, after holding her in place for a while so the kid could latch on, everything was fine.


Later in the day, a goat was struggling to give birth so I assisted the delivery of a single kid as her head was twisted. Therefore, I had another doe to inject with pen & strep for the course of three consecutive days to prevent metritis.

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