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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi! I'm new to the goat community. I recently got 2 pygmy little girls. We've had them for a few days now with no issues. Yesterday I noticed the smaller one (June) was starting to act kind of sluggish and had foam like bubbles coming out of her mouth. I asked around and someone mentioned that...
  2. Health & Wellness
    My doe is a ff and I'm a newbie. The other doe have birth fine yesterday while I was gone. This doe has had the bag hanging since 4am. Well, started at 4 and had been getting bigger. So, it has been hanging for about 7 hrs! I've noticed that this looks like the umbilical cord. Kind of freaking...
  3. Chickens & Poultry
    Can Valbazen be put in the gallon waterers? Can not find any straight answers. There is no way we would be able to catch all 70+ chickens. I’m afraid the bread method would cause some chickens to be overdosed and others to be under-dosed as they steal and fight for the bread.
  4. 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...
  5. Goat Management
    Building a goat barn...we plan to have water run out to a utility sink....how can I get water from there to individual pens across the barn?? Does anyone have anything like this? Hoses would freeze it the winter...?
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    How large of a water bucket would I need for two Nigerian does? I'm concerned that if I get too large of a bucket there short necks won't be able to reach the bottom o_O. Maybe that's an unreasonable fear though, not knowing anything about bucket sizing or goat neck length.
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a darling bottle baby named Buddy who is about 6 and a half weeks old, and is recently getting pretty good with eating solids, but still hasn't touched his water. He's obviously thirsty, and will down a bottle or two of water happily, but he won't drink it out of the bucket. I've tried...
  8. Goat Management
    Getting 3 NDs in the Spring - we're first timers. Thanks in advance for the help! Our goat pen will be about 50' off the back of our house. We have a hose bib that we could in theory use to run to the goat pen...what are our options for waterers...with 3 little (human) ones of my own I really...
  9. Goat Management
    We are having the biggest problem with rain. We've had over 10 inches of rain just this month, and the water isn't going anywhere. We've tried to build up our alpaca and goat pens, only for everything to turn into mud or be washed away. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to help my critters...
  10. Goat Management
    I've been out of town for a few days, and I came home to massive amounts of water--everywhere. It's been raining constantly in south florida, and I can't help but worry for my goats. We have flooding across our property, and I heard that a few of our boys have diarrhea. Could the heavy rains...
  11. Health & Wellness
    I have a injured wether under vet care that I have to drench water,supplements,probios etc. he's about 230lb. I was wondering if there was a quantity of water to shoot for daily that he should have. I'm constantly syringing water but I'm still worried if he's getting enough. The skin pinch test...
  12. Kidding Koral
    We had our first kidding this spring and the babies will be going to their new homes very soon. They are eight weeks old and have been eating hay, grain, and minerals. The problem is that we have not witnessed them drinking water out of the bucket. They have been dam raised. We separate them...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    My 1 year old buck, Billie, seems to enjoy the water; every time I bring my horse out for his bath, Billie is baaing up a storm, so I let him out of his pen to wander the yard. Rather than explore his favorite spots for leaves he walks next to my horse and waits for the water... Long story...
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