Doe feeds but doesn't clean kids

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Springbett Farm, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Springbett Farm

    Springbett Farm Senior Member

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    Jan 5, 2011
    Nebraska
    My doe, Bonnie, kidded two adorable long-haired boys two days ago and she has been feeding them well (full tummies). However. checking them over today I realized their little bottoms were crusted with hard yellow poo. A lot. I took them inside and tried to wash their butts w/ warm water and baby shampoo but in the end had to carefully shave them with baby scissors so they could poop once more. Poor guys. I guess I'll be wiping their butts daily. Anyone else have this problem? Suggestions?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Most moms... don't lick the poo off the kids bottoms....


    Clean the butts and smear Vaseline on them... it won't stick as bad....baby poo is messy for a while...... I just leave them be.... unless it is a Doeling...as it may block them... from being able to pee....than... they get it cleaned off.... :wink:
     

  3. Springbett Farm

    Springbett Farm Senior Member

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    Jan 5, 2011
    Nebraska
    Thank you, Pam: will do. They were pretty messy to the point of not being able to poo anymore. :(
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Your welcome...yeah... if they are that dirty ..they need cleaned... :wink: