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  1. Goat Frenzy
    So, not too long ago I raised my first bottle baby up to weaning age before letting him loose with the other goats. If you've been on my profile before, you should know Cow and Smokey's story. It was pretty much the same with him, except he was the only kid that made it. Funny thing, Cow and...
  2. Parasites
    Hello I have a 1 month old ND doeling she began off yesterday and her gums appeared to be pale so I gave her ivomec and today she has eaten her bottle twice normal amout... she has coughed more than normal. She has literally spent most of the day sleeping on my lap inside. I gave her vitamin B...
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a 6 wk old Saanen/ND doe. The breeder I bought her from did not give any instructions to bottle feed. A member of this forum advised me to try to put her on the bottle. I am getting a Pritchards Teat today, and will try tonight. Is cows milk good? Just a regular jug from the grocery...
  4. Introductions
    Another UPDATE: Gave her just electrolytes yesterday, started her back on whole cows milk today and her poop in just yellow water.... should I go ahead and give her the scour medicine? She is active when up but sleeping more than usual. Any help again thanks! Update her poops are now watery...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I know I’ve been doing my research but it’s not the same, she’s a week old, had colostrum & strictly on formula (no water) very tiny Pygmy X triplet. Was eating 3oz 4x a day. Today she’s not as spunky and appetite is decreased and has red in her urine and strong smell ? UTI? Vets not open until...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Have I asked this before? I don't know... If you are curious to my nursery I'm now running read on, but I just wanted to get everyone's input on how often they have fed their own bottle babies. We are currently on a 4 hour rotation but I don't see where there would be an issue with a six...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Help! I've done everything I know to do, and still no improvements. I have a Nigerian doe who kidded triplets last Sunday. She was not able to support the 3rd one (now 10 days old). I tried to get another doe to foster who only had 1 kid, but that was not working. So I began bottle feeding on...
  8. Health & Wellness
    I have a month old bottle baby. He has been on the bottle since about 2 days old and takes a little but not much. The others are taking 12-16 oz and he's barely taking 4 oz. Is there a way to get him to start eating? If he was an adult, I'd give him a vitamin B shot but is that ok for kids?
  9. Sheep
    Hey all, someone called wife a little while ago needing to find a home for a lamb or two. The person is not sure. Wife went with her to meet person with lam or lambs. Two days old, no story about why, no anything. Just treat as I would a new bottle baby kid?
  10. Kidding Koral
    I have only had bottle babies that I bought and now we have a pregnant doe. We recently bought her and she is very skittish. We've made some progress with her, but it's still a challenge. If we let her raise her kids will they be skittish like her even if we spend a lot of time with them? Would...
  11. Health & Wellness
    my daughter (13) bought a 1 1/2week old dwarf nigerian male on 7/14. We went by the amish and picked up goat milk went and bought some pritcherd nipples and were doing well, you know the little thing is living in her room in a playpen. we are looking for some answers and are having a really hard...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    When I got my bottle baby from the breeder she said she has just switched her from 14-16 ounces 3x a day to 14-16 2x a day along with forage and pellets. She was born on the first of this month. When I got her home I realized I may have to go back to 3x a day and did the first day because she...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello. I have a 7 week old kid currently and will be getting a second one this evening. We lost one of the babies we got the first time around so I want to make sure I do the right stuff with this baby. What should I do when I get a new goat? I bought this stuff but am unsure if I should use it...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone! I have another bottle baby, but she's proving that every goat is different... and by different, I mean difficult with this one. She's four weeks old today and was one of triplets. They had to be pulled as momma was in labor for almost 18 hours with no births. The last baby out...
  15. Goat Management
    I’m new to goats in the last month - just got 7 NGD does, all 8-11 weeks now. I’ve been reading threads here EXTENSIVELY for the last couple months to learn as much as I can. My NGDs are doing well and thriving now. A neighbor called yesterday and asked if I could take two orphaned “mostly...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I had a set of twins born Tuesday (3 days ago). They are a Pygmy mix. The mom rejected the little boy so I am bottle / holding down mom feeding for the first time. I think the baby is doing okay as far as eating but I am really worried about his breathing. It is labored, his chest seems to...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hey, I am fairly new to goats and just received my first bottle baby. He was born on the 5th of February, so he is around 11 days old. I am not sure if he received any colostrum from his mother before they took him away. He is not eating real good and seems lethargic. I am going to get some...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Background: Our little buckling, aka Trooper, was born Christmas Eve and was limp as a dish rag and cold when we found him shortly after birth. His mom was cleaning his twin but showed little interest in him. We took him in, warmed him, got him a tiny amount (~6 cc total) of colostrum from his...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a four week old bottle feed baby that lives in the house with me. He was rejected by his mother and is a lot smaller and less agile than his sister. He loves his bottle but has very little interest in his hay or goat feed, having a few pieces of each a day. He goes around the house...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Ok help! I'm very new to rejoining the world of goats and I currently have a Pygmy baby who was orphaned(she's currently 4 days old & only 4 lbs) and is being bottle fed. I do not have a traditional barn and because of the temps being in the 20-30's with Rain and snow I've been keeping her in my...
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