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I was wondering, how do you get a doe to gain weight if she doesn't have much of an appetite (isn't a piggy like goats typically are) for grain/any type of feed?
I have a Nubian doe that we bought at the end of May with her 5 day old buckling. Scarcely a week after we brought her home she went down with a heavy load of Barber Pole worms. She was (then) almost 2 years old, and at that point she barely weighed 50 pounds, and looked like a sack of bones. We were very surprised that she even lived.
This is going to be a whole new adventure. We raise Nigerians but I feel like a newbie learning bloodlines & conformation on Nubian's. My good friend past away a few months ago. She raised Nubian's. Her son is only 19 & can not take care of all the animals. Well I decided to bring him back home. (I owned him for a week or two when he was 4 months old. I won him in a silent auction that I believed I would have been out bid on) He is a buck out of Six M Galaxy sire/dam. Loved some of his kids he had the last two years.
Rye Homecoming was today and Phil and I hitched up our chariots for parade! Phil wore his Thor thunder god outfit. The theme this year was pirates, but we didn't know that so we went with the Thunderbolt theme since we can't go wrong with that. The football team is the Rye Thunderbolts or "T-Bolts" as they are known locally.
I'd like a conformation critique of my two Nubian does. My kids want to show them (4H & FFA), and personally I am a bit "herd blind" and also don't know a ton about goat conformation.
Also, can someone please help me out on what color they are? I'm trying to fill out some paperwork and have no idea what to put. I like to be accurate, and it irks me, having helped do registrations in the past, when the wrong color is put on them (for horses, I'm good with horse colors)...
Just a quick question. I have 5 goats, 2 moms with their 8month old kids and one goat who is unrelated to the herd. Someone who breeds told me I should get another goat so I don't have just the one who is unrelated to the rest so that she isn't "left out". She does tend to separate herself from the rest of the group when they are playing. I was just wondering what you all think?
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