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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Introductions
    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...
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    I will be bringing home my bottle babies in 1 week. They will be 6 weeks old. What do I need to supply them with food wise? They will still be on the bottle and I believe they currently have hay available to them. What else do they require at this point? Grain, sweetened, minerals?? Thank you!
  12. Mini Mania
    Hi all, I'm too excited for my future goats. So I'm trying to learn as much as I can in the mean time. :bookgoat: I'm planning to adopt a pair of wethers and bottle feed them this upcoming spring. Again I'm sorry if this info is already somewhere obvious and I failed to find it. When should...
  13. Photogenic
    He is three weeks old and I brought him from Madison Ne, his name is Mocha!
  14. Health & Wellness
    Tomorrow I will be cutting my young goats from 3 bottles a day to 2, and I am wondering if I should substitute a bottle of electrolytes for the mid day. They have plenty of water to help themselves to, I am wondering if with less bottle feeding and temperatures near 90* F, they may get too hot.
  15. Kidding Koral
    Hello All! I have two little bucklings I acquired from a dairy farmer Wednesday of last week. One is a Saanen (Waylon) and the other is an Alpine (Lucius). Waylon came to me with bloody, highlighter-yellow scours, but that has since cleared up since he has been on the milk replacer. I feed...
  16. Goat Frenzy
    We have two orphan kids that we're bottle feeding. They are two weeks old and down their bottles in quick order. My question is how much do they need? Ten oz. by three times a day is 30 oz. per day but that leaves them wanting more. I guess it encourages them to eat more hay but how much is...
  17. Goat Management
    The Nigerian dwarfs goats! by Shaylatheyoungest17 posted Aug 2, 2017 at 9:19 PMI believed my aunt's herd are Nigerian dwarfs goats, but she believed it different breed. I'm not sure if I'm 100% right about my answers.i would like to ask everyone's opinion. Any answer will help a lot!
  18. Health & Wellness
    I have triplet Boer goats that are 2 weeks old today. They were orphaned and are bottle babies. One of them went off of his bottle 2 days ago, (they were all getting 11-12 ounces 4 times a day) he only drank about half at 3 of his feedings that day. 4 hours after we went back outside and he was...
  19. Pack and Working Goats
    Oberhasli goat kids for sale- All kids are bottle raised and love people. Bred for pack and dairy- temperament, easy, productive hand milking, strong bones and conformation. All kids and dams have been acclimated to hiking and following, in preparation for packing or foraging. Available...
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    We are getting two Nigerian dwarf goats in the next couple of days that will need to be bottle fed. We don't have access to goat's milk so we need to use something else. There is SO much controversy over goat milk replacer vs whole cow's milk. I'm so confused and frustrated and don't know which...
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