By Kim Lemmon, Ohio’s Country Journal
Most livestock producers are used to large numbers of young and newborn critters roaming their barns and pastures during spring birthing season, but eight baby goats is a record for me.
Due to my smaller sized facilities and pastures, as well as time constraints, I have always kept my goat numbers low. This year I decided to be brave and breed three does to kid at one time (yes, it is a small number, but a record for me) and I was fortunate enough to have eight healthy kids born.
My barn is not overcrowded with eight kids, but they can be a challenge to keep under control. They are so fun and friendly that they insist on all “helping” with everything. Feeding and cleaning times in the barn are doubled as time is taken to make sure everyone receives their fair share of attention.… Continue readingRead More »