Weaning Maisie

22 Jul

While the goats’ hooves are a bit softer from out recent rain, I’ve been trying to get everyone trimmed.

Hera

As an aside, I was trying to figure out who else might be a good candidate for milking, and both Hera and Venus were fine with me messing with their udders.  Hera is even a high percentage of dairy goat. Hmmmm…

Venus

I brought Maisie in to the milk room and got her hooves trimmed.  But she’s struggling with raising triplets during a drought when she’s nine-years-old.  Her coat is coarse, she’s thin, and her eyes are pure white.

Maisie getting her hooves trimmed.

I decided to immediately wean her kids.  As I was hauling Tawny up to the north paddock, I changed my mind.  Instead, I put Maisie up north.

Maisie

She has the already weaned kids for company.

The weaned kids in the north paddock.

Glory

Chunky Boy

She’ll also have access to food–green stuff as well as sweet feed.  It will be a lot less exercise.  She can focus on just resting and recovering up there.

Her kids were not exactly happy with this arrangement, but they will be fine.

Tara wanting her maa

Tippy

I told Moose to take care of his little brother and sisters.

Moose

Hopefully, she’ll make a full recovery and retire.

One Response to “Weaning Maisie”

  1. Eileen Wise July 23, 2021 at 7:02 am #

    They are all so cute, the weaned kids are adorable. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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