Mother goat shows extreme patience with demanding babies

WildCreaturesPublished: October 24, 2017Updated: October 25, 20171,512 viewsVirality: 5%
Published: October 24, 2017Updated: October 25, 2017

Hazel is a young mother who is more than patient with her newborn kids, Millie and Mocha. The demanding young goats decided to run over to her for a little milk. They seemed less than satisfied with how quickly the milk was flowing and both of them began the nudging routine that all hungry babies learn early to make their mother's milk flow. But the nudging turned to more insistent head butting that actually lifted Hazel's back legs slightly off the ground. She takes it all in stride and continues to stand still for them. She checks them both with a loving sniff and chews away while they nurse.

After it seems that the milk has run out, Hazel steps over them and walks away.

Millie and Mocha found her again soon after though and after a little scratch by Millie and and a stretch by Mocha, they ran right to their mother again for another drink. With this going on at least 10-12 times each day, Hazel seems to be the most patient mother in the world. Millie and Mocha are growing rapidly and will soon be eating only solid food.

Hazel, Millie and Mocha live on an amazing farm in Indian River, Ontario, referred to as Hamish's Farm. Each animal has a name and its own personality. They follow Hamish and his mother, Gertrud, around, looking for both food and affection. Together, they run this wonderful farm and they treat their animals more like family than livestock.

Tragically, Hamish's Farm burned down in November 2016. Both the house and the barn were destroyed when a wood stove caused a fire late one night. Luckily, everyone survived and even managed to thrive while the farm is being rebuilt.

The farm is home to cows, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys and even a hilarious and spunky cockatoo named Syd.

Every visit to this wonderful farm is a whole new adventure!

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