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I know she was just taken away from her mom, but you’d think she would getting tired of crying non stop and settle down, we just got a 10 week old doeling and she won’t stop crying , the only time she’s not crying is if she’s eating or I’m holding her, she is in a pen by herself but she can see my other goats, I tried putting her with my wether because he’s very sweet and didn’t even try to buck her but she just ignores him and keeps on crying, how long is it normal for a baby goat to cry??? Will she make herself sick crying non stop??
I don’t remember my other goats crying this much when I brought them home.
Is there something I can do that will make her stop crying?? If so please tell me
 

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She will get past this and so will you. This is normal. My babies (and some mamas) actually lose their voices.
Put her and the wether (or another NICE goat) together, make sure she has access to hay and clean water.
If you have a barn cam, put it on, you may feel better watching her. Settle her in, do your normal evening routine, then leave her be.
If you absolutely need to check on her, try to be sneaky and not let her know you are there.
Your upset will not help her upset.
If you disturb her, a gentle word and a pat/scratch for her and the other goat, then leave.
Just like a new puppy...
 

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I woke up this morning to find Berlin with my other goats, how she managed that I’m not sure, my one goat still bucks her when ever she gets close enough, how long would it take for a internal injury to show up, I don’t know how long she was in with my other goats
 

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Is she still crying when with the other goats? If not, I’d provide quite a few hiding places for her and leave her in and just observe for a while to make sure she’s not being bullied or injured. If for some reason you can’t put hiding places in, I’d separate them again if anyone is going after her.

As for the crying, I bought three at once from the same farm and they still cried themselves hoarse the first day or so then it just stopped and they were suddenly happy, well-adjusted goats. I had a camera I could watch them through so that helped.
 

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Is she still crying when with the other goats? If not, I’d provide quite a few hiding places for her and leave her in and just observe for a while to make sure she’s not being bullied or injured. If for some reason you can’t put hiding places in, I’d separate them again if anyone is going after her.

As for the crying, I bought three at once from the same farm and they still cried themselves hoarse the first day or so then it just stopped and they were suddenly happy, well-adjusted goats. I had a camera I could watch them through so that helped.
Well from what you said that you bought three at the same time and they still cried, I guess getting her a little buddy won’t help, I’ll see if I can rig up some hiding places but she still cries even when she’s with the other goats, I guess she’s just missing her mom
 

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She likely is missing her mom. And her familiar surroundings and familiar herd. It takes time. While mine did cry (a lot in the first 36 hours), I do think they stopped quicker because of having each other. I hope Berlin settles in soon. It’s hard to hear them so unhappy.
 

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She likely is missing her mom. And her familiar surroundings and familiar herd. It takes time. While mine did cry (a lot in the first 36 hours), I do think they stopped quicker because of having each other. I hope Berlin settles in soon. It’s hard to hear them so unhappy.
That’s the hardest part, the only time she isn’t crying is when I’m with her and I cannot be with her all day, it makes me sad to hear her cry but I don’t know what else to do
 

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She'll be fine. Their crying can be heart-wrenching.
I have tried multiple weaning methods, just about every way I have heard or thought of. The 2 ways that have worked best are #1) moving mom offsite and, #2) (only if I have a same age group) pull one mom at a time out every 3-4 days until it's just weaners and not-their-moms. The only problem with this is an occasional opportunistic little weanie-baby snatching milk from other moms -- some are very talented at this.
I have also had escape artist babies. I had one last year, couldn't really wean her because she could climb a 6 foot fence. I was so afraid the young one would get bred everytime she sneaked out into the main pasture to get to mom ( I teat-taped mom). She finally climbed and clawed right into the buck pen and got bred too young anyway. Just for security in the future, try to figure out how she escaped and block it.
She will settle down, it takes a little time.
Best wishes, for both of you!
 

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We just pulled 27 kids from moms- all ages up to 3 months old. Had too, the milk inspections finally happened and the milk buyer
wanted milk, NOW! (long story). Try putting 27 dam raised kids on bottles. The crying has been non stop for 2 days. Finally, everyone has
settled down and is eating bottles ( not older kids- they are ok to wean). Lucky for me, they are at the other farm (Auxillery Farm aka aux farm).
My poor son and family have to listen to the cacophony of unhappy babies!

Anyway, they do finally settle down. Just watch for stress related things, like coccidea or other (possible) parasites to bloom.
 
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