Stormcat likes to nuzzle her head on my backside when I’m brushing other goats. Cocoa Puff moves her back hoofs close to her front hoofs when milked—making her look like a cocoa puff. Azalea loves to play with a box.
After milking these gals five days a week for over a month, I’m getting a sense of their unique personalities. Mostly they are easy to work but just have a unique quirk.
But, they all start to cop a ‘tude when forced to take their medicine.
This week we gave the milking goats an oral worming medication. We had to “weigh” them first to calculate the proper dosages.
No, we didn’t wrestle the goats onto a scale - because there isn’t one (Julia, the owner, just got a livestock scale for her birthday so future WWOOfers will indeed get to wrestle goats).
We put a special measuring tape around each goat, measuring right behind their front legs. The scale on the measuring tape is in pounds and is a rough gauge of the animal’s weight.