Posted by Nat on April 07, 2002 at 09:30:43:
In Reply to: Bad situation that turned out okay posted by GoatWorld on April 06, 2002 at 23:57:50:
WOW.. I dont know what I would have done.. most likely frozen in that situation... Thank god the doe was ok - you never know when theses freak things will happen. It reminds me a bit of the time I had the does in a temporary pen with a temporary hay net encased in chicken wire.. one night I milked one of the does, she was a bit upset so I put her right back in her pen.. well she in a rage jumps into the hay manger and rips her udder open.. off to the auction barn for her. I tell myslef.. well that was a freak accident so I'll eventuially tear down that hay rack.. quess what happens a week later- my good doe gets into it somehow.. and luckly I was there in time to tear it apart piece by peiece to get her out (only a slight udder cut).
Weird things happen.. you never know what when or how!
Have you ever thought about sticking a stick - or pipe between his horns so nothing can get stuck there? (maybe some superglue, stick and a little good ol fashion duct tape?) My breeding buck has some wicked flat scurs.. pretty big and folded back. One day my own finger somehow got hooked when I was scratching around the base of them when he was leaning over the fence.. thankgod he stood still and didnt run away when I realized I was stuck.. a 200lb buck vs 100lb me.. and a little finger.. I shrudder to thing would could have happened..
I hope you feel better soon! Lots of Chicken soup (or duck too)!
(p.s. do you guys ever sell hatching eggs for chickens and or ducks?)
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