So much has happened…
In late January Miley passed away in the night with a horrible screech. Suspected heart attack.
In March we had to put down Snowy bunny as her eye tumour was spreading to her mouth.
Neither Lillypilly goat nor Reba llama got pregnant so we had no babies this year.
After worming the goats in Jan with Notonectin, the results were great , but over the last few days she had been acting strange which made me suspect she’s high again. And sure enough she was (see below) will treat her again tomorrow and check again.
Today we also got 3 ex battery hens arrive
Gotta love summer. All the bugs are having a great time.
I found our dog Miley to have fleas so I treated her for that. I also gave her worming tablets. She has been losing condition so I hope this will fix her. If not it’ll be vet next week.
We gave the goats a bunch of injections:
Tag got 4 ml Noromectin subq for pigs and cattle . Dose for 100kg. This has a 1 month milk withholding
Monty got 4ml Nornerctin and what I had left of Cartropgen for his legs. It was only 1.5ml which is 1/2 dose
Pinky got 2.5 ml Noromectin and 1 ml glen act as a booster one month before she’s due to kid IF she is pregnant…
A couple of days ago we moved Luna and her 4 (used to be 5 😦 ) peachicks out of the big pen. We had put them in there straight after they hatched 3.5 weeks ago to protect them from crows.
Since the pen had been empty for a while (only bunny and Guinea pigs in there) we figured they’d be lots of bugs for them to catch. Plus we are giving them mealworms.
However they are now bigger and we worried they needed a more varied diet, so out they went and we are locking them up at night.
The chooks and ducks go moved back in the big pen and the spare roosters can now have access to the edge pen.
Later that day the goats decided to also move themselves. We were keen to move them anyway but hadn’t yet. They just jumped the fence and took themselves for a field trip. They are now in their top paddock but only in the small area around their shed. We’ll open up the paddock soon.
Today I also swapped the llamas. The girls went to the street paddock with the view of giving them the hill paddock soon, and the boys went to the chook paddock.
I should mention that the boys are only Enrique and Orlando as Valentibe was always so stressed we decided to sell him. We found him a lovely per home nearby where he is on his own. He went on trial but seems very happy there.
Vaccinated goats with 1 ml Glrnvac 6 in 1 today.
Did the all behind the elbow. Monty and Tag in the left, Pillybon the right. They all did great and so did I, gentle injections which hardly required and restraints.
After the injections I could feel Monty had like a ball in the area, but I thought it was too far back to be from the vaccine. Will keep an eye on it.
Next due early May but if will is pregnant she’ll need it in late Han, 1 month before due date.
Also collected more poo from Tag at the 10 day mark. Will see if the bread drench worked.
Miley got clipped very short all over. Many hot spots to deal with other but no fleas
Moved goats to near the creek and too if hill today for a few days for weed eating
Tag came up positive for worms again and this time also a slight Cocci.
Apparently we don’t need to do anything about the latter just yet but with all the rain we’ve had we’ll be testing often this year
Meanwhile Tag got 30 ml Caprimec twice 48 hrs apart then 48 hours later we moved them on clean pasture. This happened yesterday 6/10/16.
Also copying an interesting link here for reference.
It wasn’t exactly love at first sight for our goat Lillypilly when today we took her to meet Wrex.
Luckily, the little guy persevered in spite of getting head butted repeatedly and eventually she stood for him.
Hopefully it worked and we should have babies in late Feb. Dad is 3/4 Toggenburg and 1/4 Nigerian Dwarf and we chose him for his small size which will probably make it easier for Pilly to birth.