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  1. Health & Wellness
    So, one of the 4-H families who bought goats from us just emailed me. Apparently their Lamancha just passed away due to what the vet diagnosed as "sweet clover" poisoning. She was such a sweet doe... They are so sad! (as are we!) I've been working with goats for 14 years now and yet I have...
  2. Chickens & Poultry
    Hey there! Appealing to all the chicken friends I can for help, I have had FIVE chickens die in the past week….crazy! 2 silkie roos, one buff orpington/silkie mix 5mo chick, buff orpington hen, and barred rock hen. So strange, I guess it could be heat or anything? It’s been way wet out here, if...
  3. Goat Frenzy
    hi all, I understand many will pay for a vet to save their goats but where is the line between paying $300-$1000 or more for a vet or just mercifully putting the animal down? I mean if one of my animals gets deathly sick I can't afford to pay that much. Does it seem evil to put down a goat that...
  4. Health & Wellness
    I have a 13 week old male pygmy who just died from bloat. I have been weaning him and just feeding once a day, and when I got home from work, and fed him a cup of milk from his bottle, he seemed happy, and about 5 min later started expanding and making noises, and then he kept expanding. I...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I had three goats in quarantine (30 days) for Botswana. But on Tuesday I got a coal from the manager there that one goat had died during the morning. He told me that the goat was lying down in the stable, bleating not eating. The body temperature had went down to 34 C they tried sugar watter and...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I had a doe give birth to triplets this afternoon. Doe seems to be in good health and the labor was quick and without any issues. The first born was a very small doeling, the smallest of the three. She was immediately responsive and is still doing well. The second and the third were bigger...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I am new to this forum and new to goats. My friends gifted me a doe a few years ago and have been keeping her at their farm. This year they rented a buck and never got around to returning him. A few weeks ago I noticed he seemed a bit thin and was loosing hair on both of his shoulders (I live in...
  8. Rainbow Bridge
    We had to say goodbye to Kit Kat. After Aunt JellyBean passed, Kit Kat went into a horrible depression, she cried for weeks, moped around and didn't eat much. After a couple of months, she didn't want to eat at all. The vet said she developed bleeding ulcers. The vet, Mommy and Daddy did...
  9. Health & Wellness
    My sister recently bought two young Nubian twins, and had been taking amazing care of them. She'd been walking them on leashes, had done months of research beforehand about every possible aspect of goat ownership, and our whole family doted on them. She had named them cute names, and they...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Yesterday I found a young bred doe dead- I let the herd out that afternoon and within 6 hours she was dead. I had been expecting her to kid- it had even seemed like she was late. I checked her daily and even kept her penned up a few days. She had bagged up and was swelling behind. Anyways...
  11. Kidding Koral
    Dead twin kids - Help/advice please My husband and I are fairly new to goat raising (flock of 15 "pet" Tennessee fainters). We bred our six does this year; they're not quite due, but close. Yesterday husband was feeding them and noticed two dead newborns in the field. They looked on the small...
  12. Mini Mania
    I had a weather that i was selling because he thought he was a buck still and he smelled like the bucks do so we decided to put him up for sale for fifty dollars we paid seventy five for him and he was a big friendly goat but would just pee on you for any reason well i had some one contact me...
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