The first day out of the kidding pen. Mom reunited with her sisters and the babies hopped around under the barn awing. They got their first dose of probiotic today to jump start their rumens. They are starting to munch on grass, so they need a strong digestive system.
So the new quandary is that we discovered that they are both boys. We have an offer in to the vet tech school our farm helper attends to see if she wants a buck for the school’s flock. If not, then at least one needs to be wethered (neutered). We have no need for 4 intact bucks. The other alternative is to euthanize and that of course, will fall to me. So we’ll see what happens. Wethers are very sweet and can be kept with the girls. The earliest we can do the deed is 4 weeks and today they are 4 days. We will be pondering. In the mean time…… they are so stinking cute!