Breeding

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by D&D Farm, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    I did the math and I looked at several calculations online. Apparently we are looking at December 1st. They are so big already! I can’t imagine them being another few weeks though.
     
  2. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    That is very exciting! You are probably impatiently waiting! :waiting:
    I love pictures if you have any of the big ladies!
     
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  3. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    How are the girls doing? It’s getting close!
     
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  4. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    We have a boy and girl. Born while we were sleeping. The girl is shaking and not able to stand. We brought her in to warm her up and gave her some milk. Can I get her to suckle off of mom after I warm her up?
     
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  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Warm her up, rub cayenne and raw honey on her gums, give selenium (not sure what form you have, Replamin, Selenium E gel or BoSe work) and a shot of vitamin b complex.

    Once warm and standing and all is ok bring her out to mom.

    Make sure to give her colostrum, if you weren’t present you don’t know if she got it being unable to stand.
     
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  6. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    I was able to get her to nurse from mom before I brought her in. Mom still has after birth hanging out. Should I leave that or pull it out?
     
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  7. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Never pull out the afterbirth, it can take a couple hours or more to drop.

    Gently tie it in a knot if it is too long so it isn’t dragging the ground.
    If the kid is warmed up, latch the kid onto the teat.
    Go out every couple of hours or so to latch the kid onto the teat and during the night to ensure the kids are getting enough.

    Make sure you give a small Bo-se shot to the kid that is weak.

    Can you put a heat lamp out for the kids until the kid is stronger?
     
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  9. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Sending strong wishes for your girl!:inlove:
     
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  10. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    So the boy is strong. We don’t have electric for a lamp. He is cold but the sun is starting to come out. The girl I warmed up and brought back out. She isn’t standing in the cooler temp and isn’t latching onto the test well. I’m waiting to see if momma rejects her.
     
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  11. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    I don’t have any goat ppl around me. I you don’t mind pm me your number and we can text or call.
     
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  12. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Can you get a pet heating mat that doesn’t need electricity?
     
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  13. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    Girl is smaller then boy. He is up and nursing but girl just lays and cries. Momma looks at her and sniffs her but hasn’t tried cleaning her. Should I be worried? When do I just take her inside and bottle feed?
     
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  14. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    I’ve never heard of those. I have fresh dry hay and towels down. Boy has warmed up and is moving around. Girl isn’t getting up.
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You will need to go out every couple of hours day and night and make sure the kids latch on and have full bellies.

    Some will bring the kids inside at night and feed them, then return them to mamma in the morning, however, that can cause her to disown them.
    Big risk to having bottle babies.

    It is concerning no heat source for them. They will go sub temp without anything and if they do not nurse.

    Is it possible to use an extension cord so you can have a heat lamp out in the barn?
    Or move them in an area like a garage so a heat lamp can be used until you know they are strong enough?
     
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  16. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    I moved them to a warmer place. We are down south but of course ad a cold front come through last night. I’m watching mom to see if she will care for the girl. So far no luck but it hasn’t been to long. Mom is eating and babies sleeping in blankets.
     
  17. D&D Farm

    D&D Farm Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Houston, Texas
    Mama rejected baby girl. Her and baby boy are doing good and staying warm. Baby girl is a mess with poop all over her and skinny and shaking. Mama wants nothing to do with her and puts her horns down whenever baby girl gets to close. Should I take her inside and bathe and bottle feed?
     
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  18. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I never had this happen, but it sounds like the right thing to do now. Sounds like baby girl won’t get what she needs otherwise.
     
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  19. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Yes. Immediately take baby in. When she is cold she will not eat. Get her temp to ovee 102 and then give her a bottle. She is probably starving.
     
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  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    You can clean her bum, then use some vasoline on the area so the poo doesn’t stick.

    Sorry the kid was disowned.
    Is she hitting her?
     
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