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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, I am new here and looking for advice for my 3 week old female kid. Up until 3 weeks ago I knew nothing of goats until we came across 2 newborns whilst we were out on a bike ride, there mother looked like she passed shortly after giving birth so we brought them home to try and ensure...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that just underwent an abdominal hernia repair surgery. It was a large hernia that caused him to severely bloat, so I rushed him to the vet today. He was in really rough shape when I got there. the surgery went great, and they got the hernia repaired. He’s woken up and he...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Would it be ok to give a kid LA-200? If so how much and could I give it orally? I have a five day old boer kid (6-7lb) that I've been bottle feeding. She's been drinking fine, but yesterday she had a decrease in appetite, but after some probiotics her appetite has returned. She also has had...
  4. Introductions
    Hi! I am fairly new to raising kid goats and am concerned about my 4-week old bottle baby. He will never drink more than a few ounces a day and half of the time I have to force it. Should I be forcing in even more? He will nibble on hay and grains. Also, could this be the cause of his laziness...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I have a 6-week old wether ND and he's been my finicky guy on and off. Mostly a bit sensitive with his stomach switching to solid foods. He is still bottle fed but now that he is finally eating more grains/hay I don't think he's getting enough water. I have never seen him drink out of...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am relatively new to goats and have only had them for a little over one year and know very little about the topic of kids. This year we had one baby that was rejected who is now three weeks old. We had a milking goat who provided us with the babies milk for the first two and a half...
  7. 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...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hello all, I am a new to goats. A few months ago I bought 4 boer does and one buck from a local guy who was selling his herd. They are boer/ probably boer cross. He said they were UTD on vaccs, but in hindsight his animal husbandry was lacking, so I doubt the animals I purchased were properly...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello. I have two pygmy babies. 1 is around 4-6 weeks old and the other is closer to 7-8 weeks (the original owner wasn't sure on birth dates). I have a mixed grain feed out for them (photo attached) but neither of them shows any interest in it. I'm wondering what others have done to teach your...
  10. 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...
  11. Newborn Hazel and Franklin

    Newborn Hazel and Franklin

    Newborn Hazel and Franklin
  12. Introductions
    I’m new to having a goat. Recently I was given a beautiful Nigerian dwarf male. This week I found out he has Urinary Calculi. I took him to the vet immediately (the only one in our area that sees them) and he drained his bladder and snipped off the tip of his manhood. He also gave him an anti...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi! One of the goat kids I'm taking care of has diarrhea. I was hoping for some help diagnosing. She had the diarrhea for 2 days last week before it disappeared. I kept an eye on it but wasn't too concerned because she was acting normal, keeping up with the heard and grazing. I figured she got...
  14. Hallie

    Hallie

    Baby Hallie, she just born last July 7th.
  15. Health & Wellness
    I have 21 kid goats and they were reared under mothers for 5 weeks then put on milk replacer until 11 weeks old. They were weaned off and eating grain and hay. All perfectly healthy and strong. But then after about 2 weeks one kid suddenly went down on her back legs, the first day her back legs...
  16. Transport Terminal
    Hello. I am having a really hard time getting info on taking a kid goat on an airplane. I called two airlines and they both said that goats are considered livestock and so they cannot be checked as luggage like you would with a dog - they have to be shipped as cargo. Beyond that, the...
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