This morning Buddy was acting colicky laying down and wiggling around. Between that and seeing how much weight Rosie and Coquette have put on, not to mention Gizmo the little mule is starting to plumb up nicely too. So..........I made the decision that everybody's time out of their pens is going to be sharply curtailed for awhile. The problem with this scenario is, if the beans don't get eaten, the beans will still be there when they do get out. Once the beans fall, if it rains on them they will turn black and the donkeys won't eat them. But in the meantime there are beans everywhere and every time the wind blows more beans fall. Our whole acreage is pretty well covered with mesquite beans, so there is no way we could rake them up.
Buddy got a colic dose from Equine Colic Relief USA, and Coquette, Rosie and Gigi got to stay in the pens too. Doug let the others out at 1pm, much to the disgust of these four. As of tonight the whole herd will be staying in all night until 1pm tomorrow. Using this routine, they will get about 4 hours out in the afternoon, but that's all. I don't know if even 4 hours will be a problem, or if the beans on the ground will continue to be a problem. We'll just have to see. I know one thing, they are NOT going to be happy.
When we got home from John's radiation treatment, Buddy had passed some poo, in fact quite a bit with plenty of beans. And he was acting normal, wanting out of that pen.......!!! LOL
|BUDDY BRAT LOOKING OUT OF DONKEY PRISON..........THANKS DOUG|
COQUETTE WANTS OUT.......THANKS, DOUG