It all started the day before when I replaced some of the siding boards on the doe's barn. I then painted that side of the barn. From past experience I knew to let the paint completely dry before letting the does out of the barn. The last time I painted, the "Gang of Four" found the newly painted siding to be "oh so tasty". After their mauling I was left with bald spots where they chewed off some of the paint and wood.
So this time I let the barn completely dry, and I felt safe. Yet, even though the the paint was dry the "Gang" decided to taste test the new wood. Leaving bald spots in my newly painted barn.
I go out to touch up the chew places. It was just a few spots and all the does were sleeping in the barn. It will be long dry before they wake up. WRONG, after I was out of the area and the coast was clear, they came. One by one they went and tasted the wet paint. I was none the wiser till I saw, "The Paint Ladies!"
.......because this gang strikes whenever we paint you can understand why we use nontoxic barn paint......