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Hi

My goat is 1 and a hkaf year old and she is a nubian goat can I cross breed here (get any othere breed of goat so they breed here)
If it is possible can the kids be bred or not

Note my goat is thin can I breed a thin goat (ican feel here rib cage)
 

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I wouldn't breed a thin goat if you can help it, but if you have a real good graining program you can grain her for 4 months then stop the last month of pregnancy.

You can breed a Nubian to a different breed of goat, but if you breed her to a wide framed goat, make sure she is extra wide framed, so she can deliver the kids easily.

The kids can be bred when they are old enough, but make sure they don't breed mom, each other, or get bred by dad.

Hope this helps.
 

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How much are you feeding her and how often? Grain can up her weight. If you are feeding an adequate amount I would get a fecal done on her to make sure she isn't wormy.
 

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And some of my freinds feed there goats bread they say it will make them more fat, and I want to make my doe fat becuse she is thin and today I just bought a buck and I might breed them in January

What do you recommend (what should I feed here so she gains more wieght)
 

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Bread is bad for goats, it will not make them fat. Let your friends know to stop feeding bread. You can give a little bit of bread every once in a while, but not regularly.
 

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My goats all eat bread, for a treat though. A whole loaf is split between all 10 of them. As a feed, noooo, they will get sick. My cousin found that out a bit too late. It won't make them fatter. You need alfalfa or pellets, some beet pulp pellets maybe too. If you don't have that then I would feed more hay... I would be checking for worms too as maybe a cause why they are thin..
 

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I feed my goats bread every day. They each get about 2 slices of wheat or other heavy grain bread. Along with it they get hay and other vegetables and fruit every so often. What is so bad about feeding them bread?
 

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I feed my goats bread every day. They each get about 2 slices of wheat or other heavy grain bread. Along with it they get hay and other vegetables and fruit every so often. What is so bad about feeding them bread?
The way you give it is fine, but if you give them several slices if bread a couple times a day (like my cousin using bread in place of grain) they will get sick, as bread is like candy to them, too many carbs and sugars.... It will bind in their gut causing toxins to build up and therefore causing a sick goat... I feed mine bred as a treat, but I don't feed much. My cousin lost his whole herd, another cousin lost all but 2 sheep like this, and my uncle almost lost 2 cows... So, I'm very careful about how much I feed...
 
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