Pan, our Nigerian buck, has been living in an enclosure right behind the house. The rest of the herd live in the front. So I have to make two separate visits each morning and evening, in opposite directions, to feed & water the goats. The extra exercise definitely isn’t going to kill me, but it isn’t a very effective usage of time. Not only that, but having Pan behind the house meant that for like five months out of the year I can’t hang my laundry out. I have my laundry line suspended by the posts for the back porch and he smells sooooo bad during rut that we’ve given up the use of our back porch for anything, including hanging laundry.
This weekend I finally made Pan an enclosure closer to the rest of the girls.
It’s definitely a downgrade for him as he probably had four times the space in the back yard, but at least he’s closer to everyone else. I am a bit worried about him stinking up the rest of the herd, but since they can’t touch each other I’m hoping that it will be ok.
I was thinking about having a blood test done on her to see if she’s pregnant or not, but since it seems that Nettie and Pan want nothing to do with each other this late in the season, it’s doubtful that she’d be bred anyhow. So I guess I’ll just have to wait and keep my fingers crossed. It’s going to be a long seven weeks.