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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have a French Alpine buckling that I’m planning on using to pull a cart in the future. He is 8 weeks today and I’m wondering if I should wean him now or at 12 weeks. I’ve read that they can be larger in size if I wait but I’ve had another bottle baby born this past week and needs more...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, All! I'm raising not only my first goat but, she's also a bottle baby. I've had her since she was 24 hours old and now she's 3 weeks old today. I bought some lamb/kid feed but she has no interest in it whatsoever. She's nibbling on grass and flowers but won't eat hay or pellets. Is she...
  3. Kidding Koral
    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. On Sunday our first time pygmy doe was in labor with only one hoof coming out. Baby was clearly breeched. When we reached in the only thing you could grab was the one leg, nothing else. We called the vet. She determined it was C-Section to hopefully...
  4. Health & Wellness
    I have a three week old Nigerian dwarf buckling whose mother got sick and dried off her milk. So I am now bottlefeeding him, two-ish days later He is refusing to take the nipple of the bottle . He also has diarrhea but I’m pretty sure that’s from the switching of goats to cows milk. He will...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey! New here and new to goats, so I'm looking for some reassurance. I've researched the tables and calculated how much our two bottle baby NDs should be eating. But when the bottles are empty, they act like they've never seen a bottle before. I even feed a little extra some times, but they will...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I have a bottle baby that ive talked about before with his other friend. At first he never took the bottle but now he takes it like a champ. I was giving him 4 ounces 4 times a day (10% of his body mass divided into four, hes 11 pounds about). I noticed he started getting wet, almost dog...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hi....I have ended up with a little newborn rescue buckling that I'm raising in the house. this little guy 'Kal' as done really well. He was born at 11:30 am and I spent all day until after 5 pm outside in my back yard with him and his family. I milked his mom for colostrum every chance she...
  8. Goat Conformation
    Just curious about everyone’s thoughts on this doeling. Is it too early to tell conformation on a three week old? Am I getting too ahead of myself? 😂 so far she’s looking nice to me, hard to get a picture of her rear since she doesn’t want to stand still. And here I thought a baby would be...
  9. Kidding Koral
    So we’re expecting to hopefully pick up our bottle baby on the weekend. Currently the breeder is feeding replacer, but based on what I’ve read it causes more problems than not. So how do I transition? Do I mix milk with the replacer slowly, or just switch over immediately? From my knowledge she...
  10. Birth Announcements
    So last night, during a huge storm, a doeling was born! The breeder I’ve been working with was kind enough to let us know first, so of course we had to take her. We snatched her up immediately and plan to bottle feed in a couple weeks! It’ll be our first time bottle feeding but I’m prepared...
  11. Goat Management
    hi. I am helping my family raise bucks orphaned from a local goat dairy. Right now at about 50 head with the oldest at about 10 weeks/youngest 3 days. We are receiving cows milk from a neighboring cow dairy. Every morning I get 10 gallons of raw cows milk. I put the milk through...
  12. Goat Management
    Hello, I have a 12 week old bottle baby (rejected by Mama) that doesn't seem interested in her bottle anymore. Her temp is normal, she weighs 25lbs and is acting normal. She grazes and eats normally. My question is should I be concerned that she doesn't seem interested in her bottle at certain...
  13. Kidding Koral
    I have 2 four day old kids that will not take the bottle. I've already tried honey and molasses on the nipples and tried to cover their eyes. Please help! I've only gotten a little taste of milk replacer in them in the last 24 hours! New to goats, 911! Edit: have now also Tried a baby bottle...
  14. Health & Wellness
    We have a baby goat that was born on Saturday. His mother was pushing for the last few days after his birth and unfortunately passed yesterday. We are not sure why, but suspect a retained placenta since she was pushing? Afterwards, we took her baby in and started bottle feeding 4 oz every 2-4...
  15. Goat Management
    So, it just dawned upon me, (when i saw briar drinking from one of my does!) that my boys are too young to be weaned. They are almost 8 weeks old, and lost their mamma on Sunday. I know they probably wont take to a bottle too well but i will try to get them to. I have a doe in milk, who has no...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Our first buckling was born on 3/20/2020 and mom was great with him until the 28th. She runs from him now and won't let him nurse. Her sister gave birth on the 28th, so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. The does' utter is not as full and her nipples look deflated for lack of a...
  17. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey all, I was planning to get a pair of ND wethers to keep as companion animals. All the information I could find suggested that I bottle feed the babies ASAP, so they bond to me. I also read that it can be really difficult to get a dam raised baby to take a bottle. I was planning to get them...
  18. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there! We have Nigerian dwarfs and 3 does on the farm recently had 7 kids! One set of triplets and 2 twins. I started giving the weakest triplet a bottle once -twice/day to help her grow as she kept getting pushed out but then one of the triplets sadly passed away. The one triplet I...
  19. Kidding Koral
    Hello. I have a question regarding bottle babies and grain. Very long story short, I have 4 Nigerian Dwarf bottle babies (3 will be 3 weeks old on Wednesday and the other will be 3 weeks old on Thursday). I put out a tiny bit of daily grains and a bit of orchard grass/grass hay/alfalfa which...
  20. Goat Frenzy
    Hi! I am fairly new to raising kid goats and am concerned about my 4-week old bottle baby. He will never drink more than a few ounces a day and half of the time I have to force it. Should I be forcing in even more? He will nibble on hay and grains. Also, could this be the cause of his laziness...
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