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Chasing goats

August 9, 2012

Seven of our Bagot goat kids (all of which were born live on the MyFarm webcam back in March) needed worming treatment.

As most pet owners will know, to worm an animal first you have to catch them.  With goats that’s easier said than done!

Though it’s a serious job it’s quite fun to watch so we thought we’d catch it on camera for you, including via ‘Chaz-Cam’ as one of our star farm hands, Chaz, agreed to wear one of our cameras:

As you’ll see it always helps to have a ‘Plan B’.  The original idea was to herd them towards the stock box, from where they could be taken one at a time for their worming treatment.   The goats had other ideas!  But eventually they presented the solution themselves.  By hiding in the corner of their pen, furthest from the stock box (and also amidst some lovely stinging nettles!) we were able to pen them into a corner ready for their medicine.

One of those seven is the famous Wimpole Wiggins with Sage, Bede, Flora, Alice, Harmony and Felicity there too.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2012 8:29 pm

    Physical comedy in the best traditions of Eric Sykes! No ‘Kiddin’ :P

  2. Farmer Doherty permalink
    August 31, 2012 7:26 am

    Very funny thank you Chaz. Doesn’t MyFarm have a sheep dog though?

    • August 31, 2012 9:15 am

      Glad you enjoyed it Farmer D. MyFarm doesn’t actually have a sheep dog. Farmer Mark does the equivalent job on his quad-bike usually. Coincidentally though one of the Estate staff does own a young sheep dog and she occasionally brings him in to practice on small flocks of sheep.

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