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  1. Rachel Taylor

    Goat throwing up and feeling ill

    When I went to feed the crew this morning I noticed RM didn't eat much and went back in the shelter and just stood by herself. Obviously knew something wasn't right and she kept making noises like she was throwing up and swallowing it and then did throw up one time but she's a lot more vocal...
  2. Rachel Taylor

    Homemade dog treats! (Or cat or chicken or goat ect

    Thought I would start a thread sharing some of my dog treat recipes and hoping others would share some in return. I have recipes for treats for other animals as well. Not taking full credit A lot of them were stolen off the Internet and tweaked to how I preferred to make them. My treats are...
  3. Rachel Taylor

    Goat suddenly squatting alot

    This morning when I was feeding the crew I noticed my oldest goat was squatting every couple of minutes. She was squatting like she was going to P but wouldn't. I noticed her do this one day last week and then didn't notice it again so didn't think much of it. But this morning after she ate...
  4. Rachel Taylor

    Having to start new flock. Do I want another rooster?

    I unfortunately am having to start a new flock of chickens. I miss my girls but I need to start new Over the years I would like to end up with about the same amount I have now. I have 22 now but I will probably just start with about 8 to 10 every year. With my last flock I ended up with a...
  5. Rachel Taylor

    Goat owners show me what you got!

    OK. I absolutely love goats they make me smile every time. I'm going through a point in my life where life kicks you while you're down then drives over you with a bus and then drops a piano on you. We've all been there because life just does that to us all sometimes. I'd love to see some goats...
  6. Rachel Taylor

    Turkeys? Any general info

    I've been offered some turkeys. My friend has a relative that breeds them and sells them but he's looking to thin out his animals and is giving away up to 20 turkeys. I don't want 20 I'm thinking anywhere between two and five but I know really nothing about turkeys. The only birds I've raised...
  7. Rachel Taylor

    4 kittens on need of home in VA

    We had 6 kittens about 5-7 weeks old (I'm guessing) show up at my house. We can't keep them all and they are not safe outside here. 2 we found homes for but 4 have not. They are super people friendly and so cute. We are caring for them for now but need loving homes asap ..im going to help my...
  8. Rachel Taylor

    Now what? Found 6 little little baby kittens

    Last night coming home I saw lots of sets of eyes running down my road. 6 little bitty kittens. They are off spring from my neighbors cats who refuses to take time or money to get his pets neutered or spayed and says offspring isn't his problem and isn't wasting money feeding cats ' he didn't...
  9. Rachel Taylor

    Fencing project for my goats. My biggest project yet

    Never had a thread to show my work but I'm pretty proud of the progress in one day. 45. 8' long wood posts and 50 80 lb bags of sakrete .Still 50 metal posts and 3 rolls of fence to go. But not bad for a 5 ft 100 lb me and my 59 yr old coworker who lives in the city. My father did help but had...
  10. Rachel Taylor

    Need help with some plant and tree identification

    I’m moving into a new house. Adding 15 acres to what I currently have.:wee Needed more room for more goats! Anyway I am putting up of course a new fenced in area for my goats. I’m running into a few trees and bushes I’m not 100% sure exactly what they are. At my current house there are lots of...
  11. Rachel Taylor

    Opinions on fencing for goats

    Any goat owners I need your option please. I am soon going to be be moving and need to set up new fencing for my goats Currently I have 2x4 welded wire fencing with solid metal T posts. And I hate it. But we pulled by hand ( no other choice) and they are rough on it cause well they’re goats...
  12. Rachel Taylor

    Maran extremely weak & heavy breathing.

    This morning I found my maran just standing in the corner by the watered just kinda in a daze. Didn’t want to eat. When I finished filling feeders I find her sitting in the corner of the coop. I scooped her up & brought her in. She is in and out. She seems to now be breathing hard. She will...
  13. Rachel Taylor

    What happened to my lt Natalia? RIP my girl

    This morning I was going to feed the chickens and noticed my light Brahma sitting in the corner by herself and it looks like she was falling in and out of sleep. Of course when one doesn’t get up to eat I know somethings wrong. I picked her up and she was extremely limp I could barely get her to...
  14. Rachel Taylor

    My hen suddenly can’t seem to use her legs

    When I went to feed the chickens this morning I noticed my Siana star just sitting there right near the door to the run. She didn’t get up when I fed everybody I removed her from the other and put her in a tote with food water and in the ac cause the heat outside isn’t gonna help She’s alert...
  15. Rachel Taylor

    Advice on electric fencing for goats

    Good morning all. I was looking for some advice on electric fencing for goats. It Wouldn’t it be their permanent fencing Or even used when no one is home. They currently have a large fenced in area but anyone who has goats knows the greenery goes quickly. We used to let them Out to roam the...
  16. Rachel Taylor

    Broody?

    I think a after 4 or more yrs of chicken mothering I think I have a broody. Fluffed up. Still in nesting box at roosting time and all day. When she got out to eat and another slipped into a box she shoved herself back in the box while the other was still there. Neither was happy about it. But my...
  17. Rachel Taylor

    Small amount of blood on chicks butt

    We got pullets Almost 2 weeks ago. Other than the occasional pasty but to wipe they have been doing fine. The Brahma my daughter picked out seem to get pasty but a lot more than the others. It’s been cleared up but last night I noticed a little bit of blood right in that same area. It wasn’t a...
  18. Rachel Taylor

    WORRIED about my goat. shaking and odd fluid

    This morning found one of my goats was shaking It’s about 30 degrees right now so not cause of cold. All the rest are fine. Then I noticed while she was eating that she had a weird fluid on her near her backside. Also we have been fighting a skin irritation with her that has been getting worse...
  19. Rachel Taylor

    Looks like a rash on my goats front legs

    I was hanging with my girls today and noticed this rash on one of the girls two front legs. Also noticed she’s had her tail tucked under and one spot of the rash looks somewhat fresh and bloody. It’s just on her front two legs and I’ve notice she’s had her tail tucked under all morning. Does...
  20. Rachel Taylor

    Everyones in the holiday spirit!

    Thought it would be fun to post your feathered and 4 legged family members in the holiday spirit! Like my Christmas ham pic. Don’t worry... he’s 250 lbs now and no thoughts of the smoker
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