Lina gave birth to a lovely little girl this morning. There is always a slight sense of trepidation when you approach Lina after she gives birth as she does tend to become a spitting, screeching monster. I approached cautiously but Lina just stood there and looked at me. No fuss as I sorted the little one - Lina even deigned to have a little neck rub!
The baby is gorgeous but I think could have done to have remained inside a little longer. An hour and she still was not on her feet so, given Lina's track record, the cria had a tube of plasma and an hour after that, still not up, a bottle of colostrum. Finally it started attempting to get up and Lina, bless her, let me hold it up to her and get it feeding. It is still very wobbly and lies lat out when I don't push it up to kush but I think it will be okay. I am keeping a close eye though to check Lina has enough milk.
Here she is
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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