AHHH! She can't really be 28 lbs!

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by Sara, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    I measured Peanut, new doe, 2 years old. Her girth is 22 inches, good but a little small, I look it up on the weight chart and she's.... TWENTY-EIGHT POUNDS?!?!?!? This can't be right.... And Visa would be about 38. This cannot be right.

    HELP!?
     
  2. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I took a scale and weighed myself and then held all of the goats (yes even adults...) and weighed them to give them some wormer. I just feel it is more accurate than the tape...
     

  3. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Ok good. Cause that really can't be O_O
     
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    LOL If I remember right my 5 month old doe weighs 28 pounds :lol:
     
  5. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Yes but this is a 2 year old, second freshener. Well she will be when she kids this time. I'm shocked.
     
  6. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Oh I know, there is no way they could be that teeny tiny at two years old...
     
  7. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    I hope not, I mean she's smaller than Holly but not by that much....
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    weight tapes are not effective on the small breeds.

    You need to measure and calculate: heart girth X heart girth X length divided by 300 = weight in pounds.
     
  9. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Ahh that is cool Stacey - you learn something new every day!
     
  10. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Weight tapes aren't effective for Boers either-All the charts I've seen are for standard dairy. Wouldn't mind someone making a meat goat tape.
     
  11. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

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    Oct 15, 2007
    Twin Cities
  12. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I don't use weight tapes either. Don't seem close enough for me.
     
  13. ilroost

    ilroost New Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    weldon,il
    muddy creek i do the same as you i weigh myself then pick up the goat to get the weights for worming,but that always depresses me as to how much i weigh lol
     
  14. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    LOL, I know it isn't the quickest or easiest way to do things. But hey it works for me! :greengrin:
     
  15. PACE

    PACE New Member

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    Oct 8, 2007
    Mass
    I got a scale just to weigh the goats with. I, too, weigh myslef then pick the goat up and get their weight... it worked well enough for a while, while my little darling were... well, little lol. Last time I tried to do it I nearly broke my back. I'm not the strongest person in the world and now that Melino weighs 90 pounds, almost as much as me, I've resorted to the weight tape heehee. Pace and Shanti I still pick up. They are each about 60 pounds. The tape said Pace was 55 and shanti was 70, so it was fairly close...
     
  16. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

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    Oct 15, 2007
    Twin Cities
    I like the scale best, but I can't use it on my doe anymore. Last time I did it, I almost broke my back picking er up and walking to the scale, with her squirming all around. THen when I got on the scale, I couldn't see over her to read it! :doh: Turned out from the weight tape she was 80 lbs. But I have my doubts of the accuracy of a weight tape - half the time I measure her 5 min. apart to check it and it is an inch off. Mabye I am not doing it right? Plus, lots of goats are longer than each other. Has anyone tried both and want to comment?