1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Things we're teaching our goats... (NEW picts)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chirpy, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Due to the request of some poor BYCers who need a goat fix and aren't able to have their own (yet)... I've resurrected these pictures and added some new ones of my Nigerian Dwarfs...(post #8) NEW picture on post #23

    So, we decided that they do have to 'pull their weight' around here so got down teaching them a few things.

    We're teaching them to drive so they can go get their own feed...


    And, we're teaching them to help build things... here they are checking out the new chicken coop roosts. They made sure that the roosts are sturdy and safe before letting the chickens on them. Aren't they considerate and thoughtful?


    Making sure my husband is cutting the hardware cloth properly for the coop window.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2007
    sometimes they are worse then kids of the human kind! lol
  3. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Longview, WA
    So nice to see kids raised with a work ethic!
  4. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    It's always nice to have a second set of hands...umm hooves...during construction! Cute Pics!
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    that is hilarious! maybe they could get 'day jobs'!
  6. Kittikity

    Kittikity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    I absolutely love their colors!
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Nice! Mine consistently check the quality of my corn, tomatoes, greens, etc. They're also happy to verify the sturdiness of my deck and porch, and they take inventory of the feed room every chance they get. Nevertheless, a paycheck would be nice. Maybe they can work the salad bar at the Ruby Tuesday.
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Here we're showing them that it's always best to hang the feeder up high so that goats can't get onto it and spoil their hay...


    We had to explain that not all farm animals can share each others pens...


    Checking out what's growing in the house:


    Some play time...


    After a hard days work you need to rest and tell the Rooster about all the work you did:

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  9. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    That is hilarious, do you ever fence them in. My two would be in som much trouble all of the time. I am so glad that yours can be helpful!!! [​IMG]
  10. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    They share the chicken run at night (they have their own house separate from the chickens but it's a safe, fenced area for night time), during the day they free range the place with the chickens.

    If we're outside they are ALWAYS under our feet and helping us! [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by