Old Paths Homestead - raising Nubian goats and meat rabbits in Oklahoma
RSS

Recent Posts

Tinkerbell and Silvermist
Double trouble
Harvest does it again
Expecting
Zia's babies

Categories

Around the farm
Breeding season 2012
Family
House
Kidding season 2012
Kidding season 2013
Management
Ramblings
Shows
Slice of my life
Soap
The herd
powered by

My Blog

Baby fever :)

I was doing quite well waiting for our kid crop until my goat friends starting kidding out their does. So I decided to feature some of our babies from previous season - some are still in our herd, others have moved to their new homes. I added some ramblings and observations as comments to these pictures to give some insight into our kid raising management and preferences.  
 
Here is a shot of our December 2010 bunch - we had 7 doelings and 1 buckling from 4 does that freshened that month. We retained two sets of sisters - Zia's doelings Jasmine and Lavender and Autumn's girls Velvet and Harvest. They look so little in this photo, it's hard to believe a year has gone by already and our babies are having babies ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our kids are hardy and spend their days outside, unless we have bad weather, they have no trouble keeping warm by dashing all over the place and inventing new goat games :) They get tucked away in the barn for night (since usually our temps drop below freezing in winter months), but we don't use anything but bedding to make them comfortable- no heat lamps, heaters, etc.     
Munching on leaves. I really liked having this group so close in age and observing herd dynamics even in such young stage. Out of these 7 (buckling Gobi was already gone to his new home in Texas by the time these pictures were taken) - there are 3 sets of sisters and one doeling without a littermate. While this shot does is not the best representation of the tight bonding littermates form (we see siblings hanging out together most of the time), we noticed how growing up with peers their own age and a "buddy" made a big difference in their growth pattern and also in the pecking order.That single doeling ended up on the bottom and that, too, effected her demeaner, behavior and growth rate. We see the same pattern repeated with kids who are introduced into the junior group without a mate of their own age and don't thrive the same as kids who are introduced with either a sibling or peers of the same age group. We try to pick our deposited choices to be able to transition into our farm with a friend, same with retained doelings, I won't keep a single without peers who are compatible in age or size. That said, of course, it does not always work this way and it is quite doable to raise a single kid even away from other kids, my point being that
we do see a difference to the point of some kids seeking solitude, showing sings of depression, all paired up with lack of vigor and decreased growth. We do our best to select our junior herd to grow out to their potential and the importance of littermates and same age peers seems to play a major role in our herd.  
 

6 Comments to Baby fever :) :

Comments RSS
tag heuer on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:22 AM
In due course, we will consentrate regarding blazers, which are often underrated apart from unconsidered.
Reply to comment


fake chanel bags on Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:23 PM
I added some ramblings and observations as comments to these pictures to give some insight into our kid raising management and preferences.
Reply to comment


http://www.aubestsessays.com/ on Monday, August 14, 2017 6:13 AM
Our children escape in the outbuilding for night and search for the different activities. Children should be strong enough to shun their fears and have a comfortable time. By providing them with different mental activities, they will be happy.
Reply to comment


rolex replica on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:20 PM
good
Reply to comment


loemrntdherid1 on Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:50 PM
Excellently written article, if only all writtens offered the same level of content as you, the internet would be a much better place.
Reply to comment


farchan ali on Friday, November 30, 2018 4:26 AM
Cara mencangkok tanaman:ini ke 19 Pabrik Besi Beton Distributor besi beton interworld steel is Distributor Plat Bordes Distributor Plat Bordes ironsteelcenter.com Pabrik pipa besi baja sch 40 sch 80 undangan pernikahan lucu Distributor Plat Kapal Bki Krakatau Steel Distributor Besi Hollow Baja Distributor besi hollow Distributor besi beton gunung garuda Harga Plat Bordes Harga Plat Bordes Pabrik stainless steel Pabrik besi hollow undangan pernikahan bagus Distributor Jual Besi Siku Baja Supplier Besi Hollow Baja Harga besi hollow Distributor besi beton delcoprima Jual Plat Bordes Jual Plat Bordes Pabrik atap spandek Pabrik besi beton Sni Ulir Polos undangan pernikahan bahasa inggris islam Distributor Besi Unp Baja Profil Kanal Agen Besi Hollow Baja Jual besi hollow Distributor besi beton cakra steel cs Supplier Plat Bordes Supplier Plat Bordes Pabrik baja ringan Pabrik besi wf baja undangan pernikahan contoh Distributor Besi Cnp Profil Baja Gording Toko Besi Hollow Baja Supplier besi hollow Distributor besi beton bjku Jual Jaket Parka Jaket Parka undangan pernikahan kalender undangan pernikahan bahasa inggris islam undangan pernikahan islami undangan pernikahan unik dan murah undangan pernikahan modern undangan pernikahan online undangan pernikahan undangan pernikahan amplop surat undangan pernikahan simple undangan pernikahan murah undangan pernikahan unik undangan pernikahan artis undangan pernikahan modern undangan pernikahan artis undangan pernikahan arab undangan pernikahan undangan pernikahan
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint