Interesting about the imprinting, and they're right, the hand-reared kids are much easier to handle as adults. We don't imprint, it would be impossible with the sheer volume of kids in the main kidding season.
It all starts nice ands relaxed: yippee! The first kid! Make sure he's comfortable, treated like royalty. After 20 kids you get a bit more blasť, and on the peak kidding days (40-50 popping out daily) you start feeling that your entire existence is reduced to the goat stables. What, there's still a world out there?? And other folks are going out for a beer right now???
In two weeks it's all over and done with, and you're left with the "orphan" kids (who ended up without a mother in the chaos) to hand-raise.
The butts - they stand out a mile if they have problems, not hard to spot. Do cattle not have this problem? Seems like domestic goats are badly- proportioned, (or at least this breed), not enough belly for what they need to fit inside.
Yep, the horses get their holidays when the goats are kidding. I must admit they've been having too many holidays recently. They're not complaining anyway Posted via Mobile Device