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  1. Introductions
    Hi everyone. New goat mum here!!! My little girl has these red patches on her ears and nowhere else. Is this normal? She's only 6 weeks old so I'm wondering is this like a shedding process that kids do? Also looks like she has some black freckels but again I'm not sure if this is normal. Help!
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello, We just had our first Boer kid born about an hour ago. I want to make sure we give it all the correct meds/supplements to promote health and wellness. Can someone give me a list of essentials with dosage? Thank you!
  3. Health & Wellness
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  4. Health & Wellness
    Me sweet baby boy (born 2.28) has an umbilical infection that he has surgically removed on 3.31. Since then he has had a persistent fever (treated with banamine) and drainage (treated with quartermaster) from the incision site. Things took a turn for the worst yesterday when he has a 106.5 fever...
  5. Parasites
    My plan is to shave them to an 1\8 of an inch spray them with appple cider vinegar let them dry then cover them in DE . I pulled out all there beding and put DE on the edges of there house. Will this work? I only want to use natural things to solve this invasion. If this is not a good plan what...
  6. Photogenic
    He was bred by our buck Jameson and our doe Kahlua.. I wish we could keep him as he is the most spontaneous happy little goat kid , meet JD short for jack daniels :)
  7. Health & Wellness
    We welcomed two new kids tonight, however, the doeling came out with a quite large umbilical cord that seemed more like a hernia than an umbilical cord. We called a vet from around here and he said to band it with a cattle band so that is what we did, however, it seems to be doing nothing. We...
  8. Kidding Koral
    Hello all, I recently posted about a ND buckling that was knuckling over, I got selenium gel and gave it and he is much better with his legs this morning he isn't eating... he is on milk replacer and I had to buy a new bag and started it last night he ate ok then. Today he wants nothing to do...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hello all I have a 3 day old nigerian dwarf buckling that is knuckling over he was a twin that had to come in and get warmed up both warmed quickly and had mom's colostrum quickly. Now after three days they are back with mom, mom is stubborn and doesn't stand well for nursing. I go out every few...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Will she be okay and pass this? I cannot find anything on this topic online,so I came here.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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