Why did they come back?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chicken Charlotte, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Hey guys,

    We took 3 mother cows away from there calfs, and I mean AGES away not just up the road. And this morning we looked out and they are back home! I mean how could they get out of a barb wire and electric fence? I mean I am SOOOOOOOO angry. We spent a day trying to get them up there where there is yummy long grass. And the stupid things come home [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cows don't mind barbed wire, their hides are tough. You have some very determined momma cows. I had a longhorn bull that could jump the fence like a deer. Got tired of the sheriff's department calling to get him off the road, so got rid of him. Cows are gonna do what dows do. Leave the cows at home and take away the calves.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's known as maternal instinct.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    wouldnt you try to get back to your babies if someone took you away from them?
    cows are the same way... and they can be pretty determined mommas [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Haha yes but what will we do now?
     

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