Kids in the Nursery
One day last week Tonia and her daughters came over to play with the new kids and to help me move the 14 babies that were ready to go to the kid nursery. Here's Tonia's oldest daughter helping put the kids in their new home.
Helping with the kids
The kids are comfortable in their new home in our basement. It's fun to watch them jump and play.
When they're all worn out they snuggle up for a nap.
When the kids are moved to the nursery ... Mom feeds them their bottles of fresh warm goats milk. Right now she's feeding them 3 times a day.
At first, it's pretty hard to get some of the kids to take a bottle. The first few days it took her about 2 hours for each feeding to feed the 24 kids in the nursery. Some of them took to the bottle quickly and then there were those that were more stubborn! I help with the feedings every chance I get. But, Mom's pretty good at it.
Mom bottle feeding
Sometimes it fun to just snuggle for a while!
After they have all learned to take the bottle really good ... they come to Mom at the front of their pen and take the bottle quickly. This saves Mom's back from having to reach in to lift each one out of the pen for each feeding!
They're all growing so fast! It won't be long before several of them get to go to their new homes. We like to be sure they have a good start and are taking the bottle really good before letting them go.