Invariably, it does not just rain but it pours, torrentially. I have an assembly line system where I kick the skinny goats and sheep out of the barn, hold the goats needing trimming in one half of the barn, entice them one at a time onto the large spool with grain and trim their hooves there, thus saving my back.
But the downside to this system is that once a goat’s hooves are trimmed, the goat is lead outside the barn, and there is no shelter since the barn door is shut.
And goats hate rain. They act like they are dying (although they are not). Here is poor Jack trying to figure out how to get into the barn.
I was disappointed that some of the hoof rot is returning. So far it is mild (except Billy-Asa’s front feet). They are not in any pain so I trimmed them up good and put Dr. Naylor’s on them all. The zinc foot bath treatments we did last November certainly helped but apparently not permanently. I will probably have to do them again but will wait for now since it is logistically difficult.
PS I finished all of the posts regarding our trip to Wales and England. The first post is at https://cideradventure.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/preparations-and-flight-to-heathrow/ and you can click in the upper right corner to go to the subsequent posts.
Poor you! I hope the weather’s better next time!
It is more poor goats! I was in the barn and dry while they were outside getting soaked.
sorry to hear that the hoof rot is back. that is a bummer.
Thanks Denise! My only hope is the Dr Naylors and some dry weather.