This poor girl's udder is well below her hocks and when she bags up, I'm afraid it will hit the ground. Last year she would walk and drag her udder over branches and rocks and cut herself.
She was our first goat that a friend who owned goats picked out for us. We didn't see her until after she was purchased. Her udder didn't look quite so bad then. We went cheap and grade for our first goat until we learned the ropes. Her conformation is great, except for her udder. And, she's a sweetheart too.
Our next goat purchase was a registered Alpine doe, that just gave us two new doelings last week. If this particular Nubian gives us some does this coming week and our herd increases, then we will probably retire her after this kidding.
But, for now, she needs some support. The arm sling idea sounds interesting. My daughter wanted one of my old nursing bras to alter for her. Um....I just thought that would be a little embarrassing to men or older boys who might visit so I'd rather come up with another idea. We could maybe cover the nursing bra with a sleeve of material....just brainstorming here.
I'd rather not purchase one right now as January, February and March have been difficult months financially for our business. The slowing of the economy hit our business hard.
Thanks for your ideas!