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  1. Goat Management
    Hi guys! I will soon be getting a Saanen/ND doe and a Nubian doe, both 8 wks old. I have been looking for information on feeding, and haven't found any non-confusing answers! These are my questions.... try your best to answer... sorry I'm scatter brained... -I will be putting them on Dumor Goat...
  2. Kidding Koral
    Any tips for a triplet boer goat who won’t feed on his mom or take a bottle? We try giving him a bottle and he just screams, swallows a little bit squirms and screams! We have tube fed him colostrum and moms milk, and even that’s a struggle. He weighed 8#10 ounces and the others both over 7#s...
  3. Meat Market
    So show season is coming up in Texas and i've got my wether and hes doing well, learning to walk and brace but, i recently got the purina high octane champion drive topdress. Smell awful, i'm not sure if i would recommend cause i've never used this supplement before, but my wether doesn't like...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, We are new to goats and have 3 Nigerian does that will be arriving in about a week. One is in milk. I am struggling to come up with the best feeding routine for them. They are in a large pen, but there isn't much grass out there this time of year. Lot of fallen leaves and some brush. I...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello ! Need some guidance on feeding- I’ve read about “ Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio” but I’m still lost, so I’ve listed some questions below So my boys ( who are still intact- but will be weathered eventually) get: free choice Timothy grass hay at all times I have purina grower goat...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    So I have some Nigerian Dwarf nannies along with weaned kids. Our pasture is all dead. We are currently feeding alfalfa and grain. But I've been weaning them off the grain now that they aren't nursing. And they are doing fine. My question is I was looking into getting some oats to feed them and...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hi all, I am looking for feed suggestions to help with weight gain for some thin but pregnant momma's. They will be giving birth in April. Both of them are the small ones in the heard and thus get picked on all the time. They have been separated from the main herd for now. They are on alfalfa...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    So I have 5 Nigerian Dwarf nannies that have 5-week old babies on them. our pasture doesn't have much on it right now. They get pinned up at night. My question is what to feed the nannies once their kids are weaned. We want to possibly get a round bale but I want to get something they will not...
  9. Goat Management
    I have two Dwarf Nigerian weathers. They are 8 months old. They are pets. I have been feeding them Purina Goat Grower 16 DQ (pelleted). They get 1/4 cup each, every morning and night. This is just to supplement their hay. I am cautious about Urinary Calculi so don’t won’t to feed them too much...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    First, I want to say that I am so happy I found this forum, specially thankful for this Goat 101 forum, as I little to no knowledge of how to take care of goats. At the end of March we got 2 kiko goats who were pregnant, they were about 1 year old when we got them. Kidding went well, no...
  11. Goat Management
    In speaking with a few goat/horse owners I know locally as well as in other states, the price per bale is way up from last year (from $7.00 to $8.75 bale) but the quality of alfalfa grass hay is not very good - bales have a lot of thick stems, don't smell good, and are not as good of quality as...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, I have two young doelings. Both are nigerian pygmy X One five month old one four month old. The lady I bought them from told me to feed them a large hand full of grain daily untill they get bigger then let them eat just hay untill they are ready to breed. So my question is when is it time to...
  13. Goat Management
    Hi there, At a vet's recommendation, I attempted to add Availa Z/M ( a zinc and manganese supplement) to our dairy goats milking feeds. This is the only time I have EVER seen them turn their noses up to the all hallowed sweet feed. I have attempted to mix it with molasses and oats, and even...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    So if my goats have constant access to brush, will they still need hay or is the brush enough? And what about grain? Someone told me that grain is really more of a treat, but I thought it had something to do with good milk production. :what:
  15. Beginners Goat Raising
    I just got 2 Nigerian dwarf wether kids who were recently weaned. I am just wondering what is the best amount to grain to feed them and how often. I currently have Purina Noble Goat Grower 16 as a dressing and Purina Goat Chow as the primary food. I also have them on Manna Pro Goat Minerals...
  16. Goat Management
    Okay y'all, my two boys are a little over a year now, and I am STILL having trouble trying to figure out what to feed them and what not because they're are so many conflicting answers when I read up on it. Of course my main concern is making sure they don't get urinary calculi. I have been...
  17. Pigs
    Does anyone have experience with 4-H pigs and them getting too close to their max weight with fair coming up?? Looking for feeding suggestions/ diet to control weight gain for the next 11 days!! Weigh in is in 10 days and were worried she's going to go over the max weight at the rate she's going!
  18. Goat Management
    I was just wondering what everyone thinks about giving their goats medicated goat feed to prevent coccidia? I have two 10 week old bucklings who were diagnosed with Coccidia and have been treated with Albon. Today will be their last dosage. I was wondering what everyone's luck is with using a...
  19. Goat Management
    I've had goats for about a year and a half so still have much to learn My doe is 53 lbs and I'm a little concerned she might be bred. She was in heat about two weeks ago and managed to get over to my buck, but I don't know if anything happened. Obviously, since I'm not sure if she's bred, this...
  20. Goat Management
    My two bottle babies are just over two months old, and we're planning on weaning them in a few weeks. Unfortunately, one doesn't seem to be getting the concept of solid food quite as well as the other. Even more unfortunately, she's the louder of the two. She keeps waking up earlier and earlier...
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