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  1. Kidding Koral
    At what point can newborns be ok without supplemental heat...when it’s in the 30s? My little ones are approaching a week old. I have a heat lamp available at night still. They don’t always sit under it. (They are always with mom). In the mornings, they come charging outside in the 40s without...
  2. Goat Frenzy
    Good grief. No fun caring for livestock in sub zero (F) weather! I don't have a real barn, so the girls are getting lots of extra hay and multiple servings of hot water. So far, so good - even Ditza is doing ok with her bald spots. However, yesterday my daughter got some HOT water for...
  3. Kidding Koral
    I purchased a yearling ND doe from a lady on August 31. All her goats were penned together with her buck, so she said she was possibly bred, but obviously had no idea when she would be due. Turns out she is pregnant, she started developing an udder around November 18. Anyway, I'm in northern...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Is it at all common for goats to have both a clear slight wetness to their nostrils and occasionally lick it? Or is that more of a sign of having a cold? Long story short, I'm new to goats and kind of spazzing haha
  5. Health & Wellness
    I have 2 pygmy mix goats due to have babies any day. Yesterday because it was going to be cold and rainy I hung a heat lamp in their shed. I didn't even turn it on, but both goats were too scared to go back in their shed. So I took it out and they were still to scared to go in their shed...
  6. Goat Management
    This is the first winter with my does and we had snow today. They have been out most of the day and their fur is wet. I was concerned about them as the temperature begins to fall. Just went and checked on the and they are outside ( Temp. 31) and they have ice on their fur. I got them in their...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a goat that is moving slow and just standing and staring like a zombie. She is friendly and always comes to me but late yesterday she stopped. Today she is doing the same but has stayed in Barn most of the day. Her poop was clumped yesterday and I just checked her she looks to be starting...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all! I'm new here, so go easy on me.(; Three or so days ago, we went to auction and purchased two one-week-old Nubian bucklings. I've never had goats before (despite always wanting them), but my stepdad has a ton of experience with them and so we're going off of what we've been told, what...
  9. Health & Wellness
    We're about to have a pretty bad cold spell...my six month old Pygmies have beautiful winter coats, but have yet to experience any cold below the thirties. We're supposed to get close to the single digits, and I live with pretty severe and cold east winds (35-40mph winds) brings the already cold...
  10. Health & Wellness
    My doe is due to kid on April 25. She had a respiratory infection when she came back from the breeder. I was able to knock it out with Bova Sera. She then came down with a mild case of pinkeye. I got rid of that by Cleaning around her eyes with mouth wash and topical drops of antibiotic into her...
  11. Introductions
    Hi all! Well I'm new to this Goat Forum, but not new to goats. We raised them as a kid and finally I have my own! I'm so happy about all this, but of course it doesn't come without challenges. Brought Biscuit home on the 15th and already dealing with stuff. First, runny nose then some bloat...
  12. Goat Management
    Poor goaties! We have a split barn door and the top didn't get latched securely last night. (My daughters assure me it won't happen again. They were so contrite that I didn't even need to lecture them!) The door opens directly into our one stall. The goats were snow-covered as was all their...
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