I wonder if goats can get depressed? If so, I think my girls may have a touch of it. They are eating OK and pooping and peeing is all going on. ( Pee and poop are very important things to watch)
They were gone for almost a whole month and they hung out with about 20 other goats. Now they are back to it just being the 2 of them. I wonder if they miss they herd? They also have not been outside their stall since Sunday when they came home. JuJu did step outside for a sec and turned and ran back inside. The snow that we had here while they were gone did not get tramped down and it's about 1 foot deep with a crusty layer of ice. I think that I will have to tramp it down and make a spot for them. I think that they need some sunshine and fresh air.
That's my plan tomorrow. Tramp down a spot for them. Cut some oak and pine branches for them so they have some treats. I think that I will put some straw down outside in a sheltered spot so that they can be out of the wind and still have the sun shine on them.
This morning when I feed the goats, Maggie had some frost on her back near her butt. I think that I will build a false roof over the stall so that whatever heat they make stays in the stall. Right now it just goes up, up, up to the top of the roof. Their heat is being wasted. Also I think that they would like me hanging out with them for a little bit. Goats always want to know what's going on so this will be fun for them.......I think.
Oh, one more thing. The girls now have a goat smell! I'm not sure if it's cause they have been hanging out with a buck or just hanging out with the herd. But I have to wash my hands after I pet them. The kittens and Abby like the smell!
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