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uhmm..okay, hahaha..just got a visual..hahaha..sorry. I obviously didn't mean my statement literally...haahahha...i wouldn't think traveling with goats would be too much funanyway, but do I know about such things?
Dairy cows need to have a calf every year, the herdsman will stop milking the cow about 1 month before she is due to calf (also known as "freshening" because it restarts her milk production). The cow is bred again shortly after she gives birth, so a dairy cow spends it's entire life pregnant and 11 months a year lactating.
It is important to separate the mother and calf so that the calf bonds with people instead of it's mother and to maximize milk production. Cows must be milked at least twice a day (some farms do 3x a day) to keep the production high, it doesn't take long with a full udder for a cows milk production to stop.
I imagine much of this applies to milk goats, but I'm not certain what differences there are.
I would really hope that the goat wouldn't have to be pregnant for 11 months...good grief, what we do ask of animals sometimes...hard not to humanize their situations...i guess that is just in our nature..well mine sometimes...I have to work on that I suppose.
one of the chicks i have had something in her eye also..sand, but was able to remove it..it looked aweful..that why she has the name "popeye"...funny now, but not at the time....anyway..sand is great, but have to be watchful with those chicks... guess anything can happen with any bedding..
**Glad to hear you where able to help her and she is better with the eye situation!
you get some...let us know..trying to work with as many veggies as possible, cutting down on food bill with "cheaper" items..or ones that can be grown easily.
**emorems0- so sorry she didn't make it...it is sad, even when you know they are sick, still a shock to look in and see them laying there. That happened to our Partridge....sad, miss that Babs for sure....
I was just throwing in some levity, Miss Purdy. I've never really been on a train with a goat. I just got the image in my mind when you mentioned goat train. I bet it would try to eat my lunch if it weren't properly secured and was just allowed to roam the car.
i am sure it would be trying to eat everything!!
Long time no-hear ChippyMom!!...hope all is well...cuteness sitting there!! Glad you have a little time to chat here...this is an extremely busy time of year for everyone..for sure!!
We all know though, when that snow starts to fall, yeah..i said it.,..this place really picks up and then there is no catching up! haha