Another project this year was to get a new feed bunk for the cows. So check it off the list!
Daryl had one ordered and tonight they delivered it. I was excited to see how this was all going to work because see our cows have this totally weird eating routine.
First of all they can hear when someone is in the in the barn while they are standing in the cow yard. At first I didn’t believe this, but tonight I was outside when Daryl got a couple of pails of feed and it’s true! The funny thing is that they stood on the outside of the barn facing the outside of the barn just waiting for someone to come out.
Now normally we just dump the corn on the cement on individual piles. See No Ears doesn’t like to eat by Scarlet, and Audrey likes to eat by Luther the bull. Well you get the picture right? We literally would have to have around 6 or 7 individual piles so no one’s corn pile touched each others. Yup, pretty much very bad behavior if you ask me! And heaven forbid if someone touched or even got too close to their pile. They’d do this little around the corn piles dance and then start chasing each other. While they were chasing each other, a different cow would come up and then it would start all over again. I have no idea how any of them every got the corn ate!
So with the bunk in the cow yard the cows were going to have to stand by each other and actually play nice so they can eat. No more chasing each other or even head butting one another. Yes, they were going to have to play nice.
And how did it go?
Well the majority of the cows took the change in stride
I said the majority of the cows didn’t I?
But by the end of the night, no one really cared how the corn was delivered or who they actually were standing by. Well at least for tonight!