In roughly 4 weeks, kidding and lambing time will begin. So in preparation for our last season of baby-making, today I did some doe and ewe prep work to keep them and their offspring healthy. For the does they received their CDT shots and Vitamin E-Selenium. They had already had their hooves trimmed, copper boluses, and worming done earlier this month. I checked their condition, their color and the status of their pregnancy. Here is Patches getting her check up with Billy Asa helping.
For the ewes, they received their CDT shots, worming medication, hoof trimming and copper-selenium-cobalt boluses. Their condition, color and pregnancy status were also checked. All the goats showed some udder development but none of the ewes have any yet. Here’s Monette getting her checkup with Tanya helping.
Notice the chickens looking for hoof bits. They love them. All the animals looked good except Meadowlark was a little pale. I have started supplementing the nutrition of the ewes recently but the does are waiting for a space to open up. Once the quarantined sheep are moved they will starting getting their grain too. We have all of our supplies ready so hopefully this will be an uneventful spring with healthy happy does, kids, ewes and lambs!