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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Kid was born Early morning December 11, 2021. He was about 2 lbs. (guessing). He is now 8 days old and weights 2.1 lbs. his name is Fang. He doesn’t play or jump. He either stands still, walks a few steps then stands still again, or is sleeping. His mother licks him with vigor and stomps her...
  2. Goat Management
    I have a crippled 6 month old goat that I am gradually introducing to 2 adult,140# milking goats.It is now dipping into the 40's here in Arizona and she is by herself in a dog run at night.I am concerned about her getting too cold by herself.The big goats are pretty tough on her and she has a...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Goat just had 3 kids afew days ago, two boys and a girl, the girl has been unable to feed properly as the goat always walks away and sometimes bowls her over and kicks, tried holding her in place to let kid feed but then she kicks and moves side to side (holding her by the horns and legs behind...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Will she be okay and pass this? I cannot find anything on this topic online,so I came here.
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi all! My boyfriend and I don’t know anything about goats, a few months ago we were watching our friends that has some. There was a female and male in one enclosure. We woke up one morning and the female had given birth with the placenta on the ground! Our friend didn’t know she was pregnant...
  6. Goat Frenzy
    Hi there, I have 2.5 month buckling I need to wean,I have been separating at night ever since 2 weeks so I can milk mom. I have a weaning pen ready for him ,he will have a friend with him .I only have 2 weeks to wean will this be to quick? His new owners are coming the 5 of July to get him...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I castrated a 13 week old kid today. I suppose I got ahold of a bleeder because it won’t stop bleeding. I’ve held pressure for 30 minutes and it’s still bleeding when I take the towel off. Should I tie it off and see if that will resolve the bleeding? Is there a way to cauterize the bleeder?
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Good Morning! I have a 9 week old Nigerian Dwarf doeling that we brought home at 8 weeks. She was not eating grain before she left her mama, but eating hay just fine. She still seems to be following that habit. I see her eat hay and drink water no problem. Her belly is quite firm, round and full...
  9. Goat Conformation
    I’m not sure how well this will work, but I figure it’s worth a try! Lately I’ve been trying to learn about desirable and undesirable conformation traits to look for in kids, to help in deciding who to buy or who to retain. And I’ve noticed a lot of other people looking for advice in this area...
  10. Kidding Koral
    We have this goat who was a bottle baby. About 2-3 months ago she went into heat and was getting chased by the boys. We locked her in our yard as we felt she was to small to have kids. But now I think she’s pregnant but can’t tell. We don’t want her pregnant mainly because of being small and...
  11. Health & Wellness
    911 three day old kid. Twin birth. No issues. Nursed well for last 3 days. Today he’s getting lethargic. With a stethoscope there aren’t crackles but there is a grunt at the very end of his breath. Gave him Vit B and nutridrench for kids. Also had Vit E first 2 days because of bowed front legs...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi Everyone! I have a month-old goat that I am currently bottle-feeding in the house. I rescued her from someone who could not properly care for her. She is eating well and very healthy and we plan to move her outside shortly (when the weather clears up). I want to get another goat so that she...
  13. Health & Wellness
    So today our second doe kidded and its been awfully cold and rainy. She had 3 kids and currently two of them arent doing so well. They aren't keeping warm even when inside with a heater. I made the mistake of putting them back outside and they worsened within a few hours, currently they're...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Hi Everyone! I have a kid that is about 3 weeks old. I have noticed that she scratches behind/under her ear and shakes her head. I did some inspecting this morning and felt some tiny bumps under her left ear and two under her right. Other than that, she's healthy and happy. Runs around like...
  15. Health & Wellness
    This afternoon, I noticed one of my little young doelings is bloated and somewhat inflated. She is only 3 weeks old.. She was laying down a lot, but when standing up, she had this slouched/depressed posture. I have syringed fed her a water/baking soda mixture and gave 15cc's of pepto bismol...
  16. 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...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I have a few goats that I have dewormed with a combination of Safeguard (fenbendazole) and Cydectin (moxidectin) yesterday. Neither of those dewormers treat coccidia so I was wondering if I should go ahead and treat for it just in case. I have a bottle of the Corid 9.6% Oral Solution that I...
  18. Health & Wellness
    I have a kid that’s 2 days old and I’m serious condition. I noticed today he was pretty weak so I watched him for about an hour, took his temperature and it was 104, so I took him to the vet and they gave him banamine and another antibiotic. He improved for about 3 hours, nursed great, walked...
  19. Health & Wellness
    I volunteer to milk goats at a local educational center. They have 6 babies this year from 3 does. The one buck baby was with his mom for 3 days, then all the kids were separated and transitioned to bucket feeder. The boy has struggled with the bucket nipples, and even with a bottle doesn’t...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Ok, let me set the scene. I bought a 6 week old kid. She is a Saanen/ND doe. (She shares a pen with my 4 month old ND doe.) The breeder said she grew fast and did not need to be on the bottle. After finding this forum, and being advised to put her on the bottle, I did so. 2 days after I got...
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