Strange Jersey behavior?
I got a Jersey cow about 3 weeks ago. She is pregnant, and will have her calf in about 4-5 weeks. We are going to use her as a house milk cow. She has a few behavior patterns that concern me, and as I haven't had a cow before I don't know what to make of it. Emma is generally a friendly cow. You can easily go up to her, and she likes being brushed and talked to. She is in a paddock by herself with plenty of grass, and I feed her and brush her every morning (she is fine with having her whole body brushed). However, as soon as I stop brushing her, she starts bucking and kicking, and charges towards me, and quite frankly, frightens the hell out of me. She knows the word NO, and so I always end up using this after an encounter. Is this normal behavior? This morning I didn't think I'd leave the paddock in one piece. Why is she jumping up and down after being so calm?