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  1. 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...
  2. Introductions
    Hi! I am Max and our nigerian dwarf goat just gave birth to 3 kids. The first came out behind first and was stillborn. The following two kids had good births and came out just fine but seemed extremely small and weak and floppy. We rushed to get them warm and inside, milked the mama goat and...
  3. Health & Wellness
    My antisocial Doe gave birth several hours ago (unobserved, but I found her with twins that had clearly been recently delivered and she was cleaning one. The second smaller doe was under the hay feeder near the mom. I confined all to a stall and she has been cleaning both. The bigger doe I heave...
  4. Kidding Koral
    At what point can newborns be ok without supplemental heat...when it’s in the 30s? My little ones are approaching a week old. I have a heat lamp available at night still. They don’t always sit under it. (They are always with mom). In the mornings, they come charging outside in the 40s without...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I m new to goats, like totally new, but I am learning as much as I can as fast as I can. a baby goat was brought to me yesterday afternoon, the previous owner said they think it was born the night before. The other two newborns were crushed and trampled, and the one she brought me had been...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hello! So I have a boer buckling that is 5 days old today. Since day 2 he has been breathing fast (so much so that his nostrils flare). And to be honest, he may have been breathing fast the whole time and I just missed it at the beginning. His temp has consistently stayed between 102-103, he...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I have a baby boer born Thursday evening. Things seemed to be okay even though she was a little weak. Yesterday I noticed she was cold and a little limp, so I brought her inside, got her warmed up and gave her a bottle. Once she was back on her feet and moving around, I put her back with her...
  8. Kidding Koral
    I apologize in advance for this long post! Our nigerian dwarf goat gave birth for the first time to triplets 3 days ago now. The first day, all 3 of them were doing great. I witnessed each of them nurse from mom and I'm guessing they all got some colostrum that first day. The next morning I...
  9. Kidding Koral
    He was a bit weak on day one but seemed to nurse a little bit at a time, yesterday crying and constipated, so I gave enemas twice and he pooped both times. Perked up a bit but just played with the dam's teat and would not suckle :( I tried to get him on a bottle but he'd suck a second then stop...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I just sold a baby goat as a bottle baby. 5 hrs after having baby goat the new owners send pictures of blood in stool. I guess I've never paid close enough attention to notice but in comparing to human kids after birth - I know they have to rid their body of the mothers hormones etc, is this...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Is it normal for the "female parts" on the doelings to best noticeably swelled? I know in humans that happens. She is a week old now and the swelling hasn't gone down. It is so swelled that when she pees it comes out in two streams.
  12. Health & Wellness
    7 day old baby boer has runny poop. Feeding replacer given by the farmer 4x a day 4 oz. Contacted local farm supply in a panic looking for advice. Giving scour-chek 2 pumps 2x per day. Baby seems to be growing although his legs seem weak-- concerned he may have selenium deficiency. I know only...
  13. Kidding Koral
    Good Morning, My mini-nubian twins (born on Jan 14, 2014) that are pulled for bottle (but on mom's milk) have developed a case of milk scours. I put baking soda in their bottle for their next feeding and also gave them a dose of probiotics, but is there any other treatment method to help them...
  14. Health & Wellness
    A baby Nubian born two days ago isn't doing well. Lathargic, found alone in field. Temp 103.6.... What can I do??? No idea when it last fed....
  15. Beginners Goat Raising
    This is my first kidding and my alpine had triplets. One of them is really small and was a slow starter but is now doing fine, except that the mom won't let him nurse. I tried to bottle feed him without success (I do have previous bottle-feeding experience with a purchased kid) but I DID have...
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