What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby slick4591 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:46 pm

I'm seeing that my animals are very boring.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Nesikep » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:35 pm

Slick, the feeling might be mutual

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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby slick4591 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:18 am

Nesikep wrote:Slick, the feeling might be mutual

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Might well be. That's okay tho, I don't have to clean up their screw ups. :mrgreen:
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Jbonnot03 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:56 am

Had a yearling get into a hog trap once. It was one without a bottom, so as she is trying every inch of the wire we flip it on its side. She spins in circles looking for the hole and never sees the whole open side. She catches a glimpse of the door which is now 18 inches tall and 36 inches wide since the trap is on its side and jumps through the door.

Trying to clean a pasture and had a cow disappear down a ditch. Walked the ditch looking and caught a glimpse of something yellow in the water. She had laid down in the water with only her head out exposing her ear tags.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby trappersteve » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:28 am

Was Building onto my barn and was putting posts in the ground with concrete, finally got them squared up and braced went to the next post my old jersey cow came and knocked off my brace ( just tacked up). I got mad and ran her off and tacked it back up . Then she came and knocked it down again to make sure I saw her, and snorted and took off running. She did this 3 more times til she got her fill of it . It was hillarious how she made a game of it .

Wish I could have got it on camera but she Never would do it again.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby herofan » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:15 pm

slick4591 wrote:I'm seeing that my animals are very boring.


So are mine, but I'll take boring over the alternative. :D
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby bigbull338 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:36 pm

here awhile back my big old cow messed up the gate going into the pasture just because she could.didnt take long to fix it though.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Nesikep » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:09 am

Trappersteve, I worked doing some fencing for a lady who had a couple jerseys.. She had a bred heifer that was particularly curious, and it really felt like she was inspecting my work, she'd be a few feet behind me and sniff each staple I put into the post.
A fellow from Colombia who worked for us for a season had a ranch back home, and had a pet heifer.. One day he was crouched down by a creek getting a drink, and she came up and nosed him on his butt, just enough to make him lose his balance.. and into the drink he went.. darned pranksters!
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby skeeter swatter » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:26 pm

Once had a friends 1600 lb Saler cow chase me all of the way through the back seat of an old Chevy Suburban.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Gerard Dawn » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:19 am

Just yesterday I saw one of my cows actually sucking milk from one the same age and size. Was just amazed...
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby M5farm » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:14 am

Gerard Dawn wrote:Just yesterday I saw one of my cows actually sucking milk from one the same age and size. Was just amazed...


That's not good.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Bar E » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:10 pm

Gerard Dawn wrote:Just yesterday I saw one of my cows actually sucking milk from one the same age and size. Was just amazed...



My first ever cow I had (bottle raised since birth) let her first born calf (my brothers animal) nurse for years and years and years. We'd shoo her away and she'd come right back and continue sucking. Did faze by cow's other calves as they were 600 lbs + at weaning time.
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby SIMMGAL » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:33 am

I had one get her whole front stuck in a hay saver bale feeder. Walked out there and her whole front 1/2 was stuck! Had to saw her out. Lucky for us she was pretty calm and didn't try to kill us in the process!
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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Cucumber35 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:19 pm

Just happened the other night, heifer got her head stuck in the hay feeder. Looked like she had been there several hours. Tried to push her back out but no luck. Managed to get a bottle jack between the bars without her smashing my hand once but she knocked it out before I got enough tension on it. Was able to retrieve it from by her feet with a pitchfork without getting killed but she did manage to kick hard enough to break the handle while it was in my hand, luckily she missed me. Second time was a success and was able to force the bars apart some and get her free. Did I mention it was dark, well below freezing, and with about 40 mph winds? Always something.

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Re: What is the last " stunt" one of your cows pulled?

Postby Nesikep » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:39 pm

Cucumber35 wrote:Just happened the other night, heifer got her head stuck in the hay feeder. Looked like she had been there several hours. Tried to push her back out but no luck. Managed to get a bottle jack between the bars without her smashing my hand once but she knocked it out before I got enough tension on it. Was able to retrieve it from by her feet with a pitchfork without getting killed but she did manage to kick hard enough to break the handle while it was in my hand, luckily she missed me. Second time was a success and was able to force the bars apart some and get her free. Did I mention it was dark, well below freezing, and with about 40 mph winds? Always something.

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