I think my pygmy's are PIG-MEES

Discussion in 'Goats' started by SDjulieinSC, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. SDjulieinSC

    SDjulieinSC Well-Known Member

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    Do all goats act like they are starving ALL THE TIME? Or is it just my PIG-MEES? They have a grass lot that they live in, 24 hour access to grass hay and are given alfalfa pellets AM and PM along with a good load of kudzu. They act like they haven't been fed in days when they see me. Their little bellies are round and tight as a drum, I am almost worried that I am over feeding them. Worms should not be a problem, fecals have been done. May take another sample this weekend when I go to work at the vets office just in case.
    So is this normal and they are just "working" me or am I starving them to death?
     
  2. GoatLove

    GoatLove Well-Known Member

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    YES!!! Mine act like they haven't eaten in days! I have 2 Lamancha/Nubian wethers and 1 Pygmy wether and they are always looking for food :rolleyes:
     

  3. fishhead

    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My Alpines continue to amaze me at how much they pack away.
     
  4. SDjulieinSC

    SDjulieinSC Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure that they are pushing maximum density! But they make me feel like I should be turned in and put on Animal Cops for caprine abuse. Creeps....
     
  5. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    Whenever me and my friend visit each other, we always tease each other
    "Gees, Jessica! Don't you EVER feed your goats! They're DYING!!" a
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    "OMG Dona! How could you starve your poor goats! look at how hungry they are!"
    and so on. What I think it is, is that they get tired of eating what they have access to 24/7 so whenever you rattle the grain bin or pick an apple, they get really excited for some variety.
     
  6. GoatLove

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    Those little Pygmy's look like they have basketballs in their bellies :p