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    08-03-2008, 07:53 PM
overprotective mother----update-----success!!!!

We finally got our hands on the baby. I used some grain to catch mom, put a rope on her, looped the rope around a post with about 2 feet of leeway for mom, and fed her while my husband and daughter caught baby. We were able to have about a ten minute session with baby without mother and baby being stressed. Mom nickered a couple of times, but that was it. She did not try to charge anyone. And she did not pin her ears. No doubt the grain kept her distracted, but I believe it was a success. We were ecstatic to finally start getting baby used to us. We will continue this way for a few days. Hopefully we will be able to extend the time slowly so as not to stress anyone out or get anyone hurt. Thanks again all for the advice.
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    08-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Yayy!!! Good for you guys!
Major kudos to you
    08-03-2008, 09:10 PM
    08-03-2008, 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
heyy destnee! You've got a cheer section! Lucky duck
    08-03-2008, 09:43 PM
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Good for you! Good luck with that baby!!!

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