Sunday, January 22, 2012

Goat Working Day

 Back in the middle of December was a goat working day.  This means attending to regular goat maintenance, something we do several times a year.   First, we put them all out of the goat pen and bring the stand in.  Then, everybody takes a turn up on the stand and is let go into the goat pen when they are finished.
Some does in the barn alley way, waiting their turn to get back into the pen. 
Romeo was first on the stand.  What a monster!
You can see in the background, ClaireAnna is feeding Shani
some hoof trimmings. 
Munching away!
Dogs LOVE hoof trimmings of any kind.
Shani wouldn't miss goat working day for anything! 
We love this goat stand we bought used from a goat farmer going out of business. 
 It saves a lot of wear and tear on our backs! 

Every goat got a hoof trimming, a CD & T shot (vaccinations for disease), a selenium shot (to prevent deficiency in the kids) and finally, dewormed. 

One of ClaireAnna's jobs is to crank up the stand. 

Trimming is not easy only because the goats don't like it and
they pull their feet out of your hand quite a bit.
Some are worse then others.  Kate's pretty good at it. 

Claire is learning to trim the goats' feet. 

I give the shots.
Job's all done.  Time to play. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.
    Bogs Women's Classic Mid Tuscany Rain Boot


Thank you for commenting on my blog post! If you like my blog, become of member or subscribe! (Check out the side bar on the right.) You can also share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or email. I appreciate you!