Thursday, March 13, 2014

lttle moo-moo

when ruminants are born, they don't actually have a working rumen. it needs to be "built up" and the way it happens is by the wee ones, nibbling on hay and grain in very small amounts.  they continually feed on their mom's milk (we allow for a natural weening),but will enjoy a bit of hay starting fairly young. MooMoo is really starting to get the hang of eating well...and is running to the trough when I bring the hay and grain in for the big kids.

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