I’d read that baby goaties liked to have a “house” to hold up in when they are tiny. People use various things, even dog houses for that. We have limited real-estate in the barn so I didn’t want anything too bulky in there. So I chopped a hole in a plastic tote, filled it with straw and thought about just how excited the goats would be to nap in there.
Fast forward to several days later when I keep finding the babies curled up together, cute as can be, near under and behind the makeshift feeder.
Hi baby goats, remember that cool little house I made for you?? Hmmmmmm????
So imagine my excitement when I was in the barn one day and saw little Hermione dart into the house! Yay!! Success!! And that’s all it took! I find them in their little house all the time now! SOOOOOO cute!
In for a closer peek, with mama Polka’s nose right there just to make sure all is well.
Polka wasn’t so sure about this arrangement at first. She’s pretty protective of those little bouncers, so she attempted to be as close as possible.
Eventually she figured that wasn’t going to work and she settled for just lying down close to the opening of the house. She still has no problem nosing one of them out of there however, if she feels that they need a meal or a cleaning, or time to go outside and exercise. 🙂 She’s a good goat-mom!