Monday, November 23, 2009

horns!

12 Comments:

Blogger LindaSue said...

Is this Finn. He was just a baby not too long ago. He still looks beautiful.

Linda

Have a great Thanksgiving

November 24, 2009 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

What a handsome animal! Rivaled only by Maude. Do sheep and goats hang out together?

November 24, 2009 at 2:17 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Mine do, and will winter together when finn's a bit older. Right now he's too small to live with the sheep.

November 24, 2009 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

Are the horns a problem?

November 24, 2009 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger twistie said...

I had mine disbudded, I felt awful, but I had the vet come do it under anesthesia, expensive but worth it. I was smacked in the face by the goat whom we inherited with horns and I can tell you disbudding is worth the money, for me.

Finn is growing fast, is love your secret ingredient in his food? ;-)

November 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Hunington said...

I'm looking at that chain, and remembering the day when my Toggenberg, whom I had chained to a 4X4 post for grazing, made five or six full-blast running jerks against his chain, and eventually broke that huge post off at ground level. Goats are incredibly determined animals. Prepare yourself for the day when your current chains and fence will no longer be enough.

November 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger goatldi said...

I too am looking at the chain. Everyone does what they are comfortable with but I express my concern after having dairy goats for 25 years and seeing and/or experiencing nearly everything that can or will happen.

Tying out can lead to a number of potential dangers even fatal ones. Rendering the goat at the mercy of stray dogs or beasties looking for supper or just chase till they drop dead fun. Hanging. Getting appendages wrapped in tie and causing damage.

Horns are another personal choice. I don't have horned goats and disbud my own kids. They can be a danger to themselves and others.

Expressing my concerns because Finn is such a fine looking young man.

November 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Finn is only tied out when he is under my outdoor supervision, when I'm doing something like gardening or cleaning the coop. Usually he roams free when we're out together.

He is never chained and left.

November 24, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Carrie in Wisconsin said...

Thats a good looking boy Jenna. He's come such a long way since spring.

November 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger ownedbyIDI said...

My, what big horns you have! Finn is super cute!

November 24, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

*just wanted to add that sometimes I write about me being inside while Finn's out. He is, but his tieout can be seen from the kitchen window and he is never unwatched.

November 24, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

You do what you with Finn with care and respect. Important.

November 24, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

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