I love those calves!!!! Congrats!! 5 weeks and we should have babies!
I got to see the new cows yesterday!! Oh my gosh... There is a baldy cow and she has tiny DARK red dots all over her face! They r all pretty. There is one really old one who is in tough shape but the guy got tgem from an auction. He is a cow jockey... He buys gets them back in shape a little and then. They dont want to be touched but let us get within a few feet of them. They r still nervous simce they r seperate from the other cows.
Yesterday I fed two trays of fodder and they ate it all!! They LOVE it!! I am worried for my muscovy drake.... He is madly in love with the CX hen... He follows her every where and when she lays down he lays down right next to her and preens her!! I worry that if somethingbhappens to her he will get depressed...
Also I am thinking of selling my pair of african geese or the breeder quad of Pekins. Let me know if anyone is interested.
Once again it is time to tell my goose story... I am sure many of you have not seen it... It will explain my attempt more and my reaction to geese...
I copied and pasted from a thread I started a couple years ago..
I bought 6 geese this spring from a young, and I mean young girl. She advertised on craigslist. She was very polite. She was about 10 years old. I am guessing. I called her to buy some Guineas. She sweet talked me into the geese.
She said they were white Embden geese. 4 are white. 1 is white with grey tips on the feathers, the other is grey.
I hate the geese! But they are fun to watch. They bully the turkey chicks. They bully the chickens. The Poop everywhere and all the time. They have eaten every shred of lettuce in the garden. They wander all over the farm.
I even stuck my hand in a wad of goose poop when crawling out from under my truck.
When did they start going into my sheds? They can turn a waterer into brackish slime in 4 minutes. They drank a gallon of milk in about 4 minutes!
I need to know what is wrong with me?
Why do I keep them around?
Will I like them better if they reside in my freezer?
Will my wife ever forgive me for the flowers and veggies of hers they have ruined?
Do they have to sit at the bottom of my steps and poop?
Does anyone know of any redeeming qualities they might have?
Did the little girl know the geese would do these things?
Edited by duluthralphie - 2/7/16 at 7:12am