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  1. Goat Management
    I am new to this forum and new to kidding. I have owned goats for almost two years. I have seven new babies and had hopes of selling all but two. When do I train them on the bottle? My oldest is two weeks old. I was thinking you could transition any time, but finding out that isn’t true or...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Health & Wellness
    would anyone mind giving me their bottle feeding schedule? I’m wondering when you start decreasing number of feeds. The schedule I’m going by now has it at 4 weeks to go down to 3x a day IF they’re eating well (I’m assuming that means if they’re eating hay well).
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    We first bought ten pregnant nannies last January who kidded out shortly there-after. One nanny surprised us and had kids on the ground in the cold- we brought them inside to warm them up, both ended up fine. She took one back but not the other. We put her on the stand or I'd hold her to let...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a darling bottle baby named Buddy who is about 6 and a half weeks old, and is recently getting pretty good with eating solids, but still hasn't touched his water. He's obviously thirsty, and will down a bottle or two of water happily, but he won't drink it out of the bucket. I've tried...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    It is my first time bottle feeding a goat and I am finding it hard to get information on the internet about exactly how much to be feeding him. He is 10 days old, a pygmy goat, weighs 1.7kg(3 pounds 12 ounces) at the moment I am feeding every 3 hours trying to stretch it to four hours but he...
  8. Health & Wellness
    We picked up a 5 week old pygmy goat on 1/23 around 6 in the evening. He was with his mama, but the owner of the mama was trying to get rid of the kids quick, she seemed to want nothing to do with them. We brought him home and he didn't want to eat, but we just figured he was scared. He slept...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hello all, I have a 10 week old bottle kid who is scouring like crazy. It's very runny and green- it looks like the 'normal' scours we get when we wean them off of milk (which we just finished doing on him). However, he's been scouring for almost a week now. He's acting normal, still eating and...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I have a bottle baby that is around 5 days old. She had solid stool until about day 2-3 then it went to yellow running and now, then to yellow with some blood and now some clear patches in it as well. But all around very watery. Her energy levels are great and she still has a great appetite. We...
  11. Mini Mania
    I have a baby Nigerian dwarf buckling who will not bottle feed. I have tried normal baby bottle, small baby bottle, puppy bottle, pritchard nipple and he will not suckle! I can feed him small amounts via syringe and forcefeeding. He also will not drink milk from a shallow bowl, but will tiny...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hello all, Kerrie again. I have come to the conclusion that these goats a re going to be the death of me. Haha Well I treated for scours with Re-Sorb and It worked for my little Pygmy (until now because he has it back. >:c ) and I just treated my NubianX with it but it didn't seem to work...
  13. Goats For Sale
    Hey everyone! A local dairy (well about 2 hours away) will be selling their bottle babies starting the 2nd week of April. They normally charge $100-$150/kid ( They are not registered but ARE pure bred & all come from excellent lines) Since a friend and I plan on buying at least 6 I made a deal...
  14. Kidding Koral
    I recently lost a doe that freshened and the kids will NOT take the bottle. I am trying milk replacer and/or frozen milk from last year. I have already tried the tricks of dipping the nipple in corn syrup and molasses in attempts to get them interested in the bottle and persist with mutltiple...
  15. Health & Wellness
    I lost my 6 week old baby Pygmy boy (bottle baby) this morning, Bucee (named after a popular truck stop chain here in TX), and I wanted to know if anyone on here has experienced anything similar since the cause of his death still remains a mystery. Last Thursday I got home around 1pm and let...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I lost my 6 week old baby Pygmy boy (bottle baby) this morning, Bucee (named after a popular truck stop chain here in TX), and I wanted to know if anyone on here has experienced anything similar since the cause of his death still remains a mystery. Last Thursday I got home around 1pm and let...
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