I am in a bit of a panic at the moment as we have the results back from the vet on the fecal samples. All were fine except for little Greeves who had a count for coccidia. The vet is sorting out a drench for tomorrow but now I am worried it is all too late. He was crying round me again tonight and he is so sweet. I can't do anything until the morning so I am trying to put that to the back of my mind.
I nearly had a huge calamity this evening when I went to feed. They all get so excited about their food that they charge over. In one paddock Bert and Prue fly down spitting in all directions to put everyone off and then leap about like crazy things. Their paddock is not too bad and, apart from it all being highly unpleasant it went okay. However, Lina's group are a different matter as it is very icy. I started putting out the feed and Lily flew round the corner,slipped and banged down on her side. I dropped the bucket and ran across, slipped myself and went flying on top of poor Lily. I hauled myself and Lily up and she seemed none the worse for it but it was a real scare and there is not much I can do about the frozen ground. I put a barrier round the worst of it and sprinkled some straw about but it really is lethal. I think I may have a spectacular bruise coming but it is somewhere no one will see so that is okay.
STOP PRESS: Blog writing was interrupted by a phone call from Wellground - Plan of action for Greeves now refined - panic subsiding slightly!
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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