A thread of my Nubian cause why not

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Noisy Bottle Babies, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Tommorow I’ll be out doing pictures of my girls but for now I’ll just be talking about my Bluebell lol she’s a grade Nubian, Blue roan and she grows pretty fast I’ve seen but still small I feel for a nubian turning 1 in March
     
  2. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Some Nubians come from slower growing bloodlines. I had a Saada son who was small until he hit 2 years, then he grew like a weed. He was HUGE! His kids were mostly the same way, slow growth but very nicely built and very tall by the time they were done growing. Give her time.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Proper care:
    Worming
    Cocci prevention
    Parasite control
    Good hay such as alfalfa and a good 16% grain.
     
  4. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    everyone inside gets 1st crop grass hay as they are getting fed 4 scoops of grain in that one pen alone it’s only a mill mix but looking at buying a whole pallet of big gain, also we worm with Cydectin+ ivermectin and then cocci prevention from vet
     
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  5. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    I still haven’t gotten a picture of her since we just got 4 inches of snow the other night and it’s been hectic
     
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  7. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would add free choice alfalfa pellets to their diet. It would give a more balanced feed profile for does.

    If you're interested I will teach you how to tell good quality pellets and how to work up to free choice feeding.
     
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  8. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Not good pictures of her but she’s the same size as a may born Boer doeling granted they are pretty small only weighing in at 60 pounds at 8 months and to me to seems that they are growing but aren’t gaining like some of our other girls do
     

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  9. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I really can't tell anything from photos.... try to take her by herself and attempt to set her up. 60 pounds at 8 months is very small for a Nubian. Is she grade? She may be mixed with something else if you don't have papers on her.
     
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  10. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    I really have no way to set her up unless I put her on stand but she’s too small for it, she is grade but her dad would’ve either been a Boer or Nubian
     
  11. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Essentially healthy but very small goats can be

    following that starvation diet that a veterinarian aid put on Facebook 20 years ago.

    weaning too soon

    not pushing grains before giving hay

    coccidia damage
     
  12. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    She was weaned at 12 weeks on the bottle I always felt she was a little small
     

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  13. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Here’s another one
     

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  14. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    This is what they are eating
     

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  15. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    We really can't tell anything again by pics. What is the grain you showed, what % of protein, how much per head per day etc. What loose minerals are available. What is coccidia load on them and or other worms per fecal? What type of hay (don't understand crop mix - is it fescue, timothy etc?) and quantity are you giving in addition to grain mix.
     
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  16. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    16% protein, 1 1/2 pounds per 2 goats 2x a day and the usually there is grain left over next morning, we have a mineral from a local mill that makes a goat mix with 2,500 ppm of copper I can get exact things in it when I go out. They are getting timothy with a little alfalfa. With the grain they get that whole pen of girls get almost a whole bale (one bale of ours is 15 sleeves so they get about 12) 2x a day and we go through 4 bales a day with our goats. Our vet is currently closed but we will be getting fecals on our herd once she is back. I messed up the grain bit it was supposed to say 1 1/2 per goat
     
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  17. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Starvation diet? What exactly is that diet you mention? Just curious. Thanks!
     
  18. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    I was wondering that too I’ve never heard of it
     
  19. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    I don’t know if these are good but I got her on the stand and did her hooves while I was at it
     

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  20. Noisy Bottle Babies

    Noisy Bottle Babies Well-Known Member

    411
    Oct 7, 2019
    Galesville,WI
    Also got some pictures of our other girls
     

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