I am little concerned about the young kid that we got last week. He was born on 9/27. He still has loose stool- bad. I have given him probiotics- when I can get him to take them, but it does not seem to help. My other two wethers- who are 4 month old brothers- and are the friendliest little guys to us- are not being very good to him . They will not let him in the house during the day- not even in the rain. I am playing crowd control as much as possible, but I cannot be out there all of the time. The one brother rams the young kid when he tries to get into the house, and many times, the only time that I can get them to let the poor little guy in is to physically bring him myself, and stay in there with him. The older boys are double his size, which worries me that they may hurt him.
It is coming up on a week, and I thought that there would be more of an improvement by now. I am a bit concerned about the young kid. He is such a sweet little guy, and I feel terrible for him. I know that he cannot be too happy. It seems like all he wants is to be a part of the herd, and they will not let them- even though they are sweeties- instinct takes over. We have been trying to spend extra time with all of them to help matters.
I am not sure what to do. I have considered trying to find the kid a home where he can be happier, which I really hate to do, since he is such a sweetie. However, I need to keep in mind his safety and happiness.
All threes of these wethers are great, but together they are not working as a herd. My two brothers are great together, but I gues that the old saying that 2 is company and 3 is a crowd must be true- at least for now.
I attached a picture of the little cutie- like the others, he has adorable!
Is this normal? How long does it usually last? How long should I let it go on before I should really worry about the little guy?
Thanks in advance for all of your input! :)