Glad to hear to things are "up" for you! Congrats on the job. :) Things are going good here -- having show withdraws as this is the first year my Grand Champions are not being shown. :( Between the three of them they stole Grand Champion at the show for six straight years. And alas, they are now just pets --- but we are having so much fun this summer!
They haven't researched it beyond the four months, so I don't know. I look for signs of deficiency. Red hair roots on a black goat; white roots on a gold goat. Balding on the face, ears, and tip of tail. If you're giving it for copper deficiency, I can't imagine you'd need it more than about once every three months.
We never planned on three -- one was given to us because they got it as a "rare chick" with their order and didn't want a Japanese mixing with their Silkies. The other was suppose to be show chick, but his leg grew crooked and so he limps. We knew no one would buy him, so he stayed here when the rest of the show chickens were sold. And the last one was our first chick hatched here. Half-Rhode Island Red Bantem, half-Japanese Bantem rooster. He is the coolest looking thing.
Having three isn't all that bad -- surprisingly the one with the limp (Limpy) rules the roost and he is the smallest.:) But you are right, once they hear one rooster crow, they all crow!
I know what you mean -- I am just glad the barn is really far from the house so we can't hear the three of our roosters crowing! And how cute -- it is always funny when their crow doesn't quite come out right. :)
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2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)