Hechicken, that is so funny! Most people I know that milk goats, have their goats trained to go into the stanchion to eat hwile they are milked. They even go in a specific order and know which goat goes when. They are tremendously smart animals. My only problem was when they were little and they jumped on my cars. I used to the water hose to drench them when they did that which worked but not soon enough to keep them from scuffing them. I let my goats free range and they put themselves to bed. I never had a problem with them going even far from their night pen. Teh only time I kept them penned was when they were or had babies. My dog was inseparable with them.
I was kind of thinking like you Hawkeye that the tylan might be the better choice for the birds. This stuff gets them down so fast I just don't know if the drugs will work or not. I thought I could detect maybe a sneeze last night but wasn't sure if it was a sneeze or he was just clucking. He is really doing awful today. Kind of like the last one. She was fine one day then appeared to have terrible pneumonia the next. I brought them all upstairs and have them on medicated and probiotic water and hooked up the vaporizer with vet RX meds in it. The two girls still seem fine so far.
I hate this. I was to the point of tears. I am trying so hard to build some good breeding stock and have spent a fortune only to have things go wrong.
I really don't see that the basement air would be much different than the rest of the house. It isn't closed off per say and the heater and AC are down there. There is more air movement up here but that is the only difference. And there is a vent close to where I had them so they would be getting much the same.
There's a lot more dust down there cause I haven't managed to get it cleaned up.
I just talked to Ivy. Can't wait to see her. I need to change my plans a little and get my eggs to town early I guess.
DH is going after feed later this afternoon. Maybe the wind will calm by then.
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