Jul. 17th, 2012 @ 10:07 am
|Date:||July 18th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't know anything compared to you, I swear it. I've had goats five years, and have never given them anything but feed and water and dewormer powder stuff that goes in the feed (once a year). That's it. No treatments, nothing else, outside of the occasional hoof trim. I don't understand half of what you say about what you do to your goats. When we've run out of goat food, they got chicken feed for a night on more than one occasion, and it never messed them up. I... must either be REALLY lucky, or... really lucky. ROFL!!!
But then, I'm that way about bees, too. All the stuff you're supposed to supplement bees with, treat them with, check them for? No. We tried a bit of it the first time, and they took off on us. We cut out the BS and just tried supplementing, and they died on us the second time. This hive? We've been almost totally hands off (except to take honey and dust for mites in the spring). Not only are they thriving, but they doubled and split, forming another hive! I'm beginning to think letting nature do it's natural thing is what works for us, best. ((snort!))
|Date:||July 18th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: ali says:
I think having the goats producing makes them a little more demanding.
My boys - never give me a lick of trouble - my non-produing goat - no problems there either.
The ones in milk have been pretty trouble free as well.
My dad's goats - I dunno what their deal is..
Of course we have right now we have over 30 goats...so the chances of one of them having a problem is pretty high.
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