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Ok people I finally added the dark beer to my old does snack options and wow. I think she may be an alcoholic!?!?! I never saw her down anything so fast. I had placed half a bottle in a small Rubbermaid bowl after it sat at room temp to go flat. As soon as I popped the lid she dove straight into the bowl and downed it. The store only had 2 types of dark beers I could find it stating on the label. The one I got was a German beer warsteiner dunkel since I just thought German beer would be better than Michelob dark.

My question is how often and how much do you normally let them have? Any tips to speed up the flat process? And do you store it open in the refrigerator? My husband said if I left the half of the bottle at room over night it would go bad and I needed to keep it cold.

I don't drink beers and have never even bought any alcohol before until today. It was the oddest feeling since I am older than some lol

Another question if I have to buy more any other brand recommendations ? The local store only has one more 6 pack of the dunkel beer on the shelf when I got this one today
 

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It doesn't necessarily need to be flat, just room temp. We keep Guinness dark beer.
6 oz is dose for full size goat..adjust down based on size.
 

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I always shake mine flat after its opened and sat at room temp. Ive never given beer unless its flat. I leave mine out, not in fridge. The cans are in my pantry. My adult does, 15O lbs or bigger get the full can. My myotonics, or younger goats under 100lbs get 1/2 a can.
 

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Lol that’s lite beer, that buck has no taste lol
Ok backing up. Dark beer has the closest PH level as a rumen. I think there is a few more reasons but I’m drawing a blank at the moment. Something with the hobs. It is good to give if the rumen is off. Flat just because it adds gas if not. I just open, pour in a cup as fast as I can and call it flat lol
Any stomach issues and they get dark beer here. If their rumen is not off there’s a good chance it will be so beer it is.
 

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Ok. Well the husband made me put it in the barn refrigerator for the night before I came in. So I guess I will have to warm it back up to room temp before her next snack time.

Ok that size and amount information helps.

Honestly wondering if I need to soak some oatmeal or grain in it. Mentioned it to dad when checking on my parents tonight and they said you know your goats addicted when you start planning meals based in beer! Really hoping this helps as she has been a bit blah today. Even with her blanket on she didn't want to go outside in the field today.

I read some where that people were beating it with a wisk for 10 minutes to make it flat. It was probably for a cooking thing and not a goat thing though.
 

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If you don't mind backing up a few miles....
Why are we feeding goats beer??
Why does it have to be dark beer?
Why does it have to be flat?

This may be my old girls new friend and drinking buddy! Lol well when buying the beer today I handed over my id and joked about well since my goat doesn't have an id here's mine. My dad that I had taken shopping chimed in that the goat was under aged and I had to buy it for her. Lol our banter had them dying and wondering if we had lost our minds. . . Especially when I responded to my dad well of course I have to buy it she can't very well drive to the store herself .

One day the nice people with white coats may take us away.
 

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Let the jokes begin!

Priceless Mike!

My husband still can't understand why I bought the good German beer for the goat. I think he may be jealous lol jk I think he said that brewery has been in the same family since 1753. First the goat coffee thread and now the goat beer!
 

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Well she didn't want the beer today. I think the LGD's may have told her about a local AGA (alcoholic goats anonymous) group. Hoping she picks up and pulls through. Day 3 of her not wanting to go outside to the field with everyone else. Getting old isn't fun. Left her with a pile of alfalfa and shut the other girls out in the field away from the stall shed row. They wanted to eat her alfalfa this morning so I locked them out with their own. Such a mean momma as they wanted hers and not theirs.
 

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I found out the hard way that goats LOVE beer. I went into the pen one day with an open bottle for one of the does who had a wishy washy rumen. The does smelled that beer and I was under attack! LOL
 

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I found out the hard way that goats LOVE beer. I went into the pen one day with an open bottle for one of the does who had a wishy washy rumen. The does smelled that beer and I was under attack! LOL
Lol thanks. Well she downed some more today and wanted some grain to pair with it. She isn't wanting to stand up much at the moment and it didn't help it was so chilly they all cuddled in the stall today refusing to go outside.

I completely understand the being attached for it though.
 
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