A boer question

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by Victoria, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    So last year a lady that I know kept one of her boer wethers for me..I help her with disbudding and shots so she gave me the goat..anyways, it is now spring, and honestly I forgot he was even there until the other day..I went to give her kids shots and do tags for her and there he was..he looks wretched!! He doesn't even look like a boer, more like a dairy goat gone shaggy!! He is poopy, prob coccidia, and so thin!! So I am looking for suggestions here..I don't have alot of space here, so I could make a small pen for him and just bring him home to fatten up, but will he ever fatten up enough to eat?? I could sell him as a brush goat too after I get him to health again..I have zero experience with meat goats, but I know he does not look like one!! Any ideas??
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I would get a fecal on him...he is probably wormy and may have cocci.....

    I would also treat him for both kinds of lice... :wink:


    then he should start putting on the weight ....grain him and feed him good alfalfa ....but do it very gradual.... :wink: :greengrin:
     

  3. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    Thanks..I will... btw...How small of a space can he be in??I have Nigerians...
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    your welcome.... :wink:

    not sure about the pen size....I know you don't want it ..to big...you would want it to be confined away from your other goaties..... if he has cocci and all....then maybe expand it ...as he gets rid of any problems he may have going on .....wish I could help but I am unsure... :scratch:
     
  5. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    Yea, for sure the Nigerians will stay away from him till he's better...
    Your goats are so COOL!!
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    thank you very much....Victoria.....I try.... :wink: :D

    you also have neat goaties.. wow what is the story with that goat jumping off the wall.... :shocked: LOve all your pics...great job :love:
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    sometimes it is just poor nutrition and having the good stuff around will put the weight on fairly quick.

    I hope he does alright for yah and you can have the satisfaction of seeing him improve. :)
     
  8. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    The flying goat?? Heehee!
    Last year she figured out how to get on top of the barn and she would schootch down and JUMP OFF!!!
    I was so afraid she would break her leg!! She never did!! Finally she got bred and it slowed her down
    a lot!! Her baby doeling is just as crazy as she was!! She acts like she had adhd!!!
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh wow....that is sure something...but yea I would of worried to ...about getting a broken leg.....that is interesting.....LOL and her daughter... is just as rambunctious ...you have your hands full don't you...? :wink:
     
  10. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    I have my wether murray in a pen that's 12 x 14