Emergency - passed away

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by kelebek, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. MysticHollowGoats

    MysticHollowGoats Guest

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    Sep 10, 2008
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated7:45 am page 2

    None of my goats will let thier kids nurse while they are eating....not even my most protective mother.

    A full tummy and peeing is a definate sign she is feeding him.

    Oh and one of the quickest ways to warm a chilled kid is a blow dryer.
     
  2. artsy_farmgirl

    artsy_farmgirl Goat Fancier

    39
    Feb 29, 2008
    Florida
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    Just my humble two cents, but if she was separated from him and was happy to see him again I think that's a good sign... Especially if she is mostly a new mother, if I read this thread right?? He is a beautiful kid, by the way, and maybe she will get then hang of it since she hasn't outright "forgotten" she had a kid as soon as given an opportunity to. Seems like there is a chance she can still become a good mother.. perhaps she is so friendly that she is too interested in people to let the kid nurse while there is human company? Wishing you the best of luck with them. :)
     

  3. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    AAAWWWW.... He is so cute!!!! :love:
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2


    I do not think it is would be wise to separate mom and baby at night unless you are willing to take him out there every couple of hours or so............so mom will not totally abandon him..
    It seems like he is feeding when you are not looking..........

    we had a really weak kid and kept it in a small pen with a heat lamp and went out every 2 hours or so.....to help it with nursing....before I started I felt the kids tummy and alot of times it was empty........after a week......I felt the kids tummy and it seemed semi full but I tried to get the kid to suck anyway ...........but he would only suck a couple of times......
    I thought well the next time I go out there ...I will peek ...so I did and guess what........ he was.....sucking..........It can take time if a kid is weak they will not seek the teat as much .if at all.........that is when we help them pull through it....... ........until they are strong and thriving again....
    If you have hog panels you could make up a smaller pen................ :idea:



    I agree with...................MysticHollowGoats

    sounds promissing.........


    Awwwwwww..... Your baby is so cute.............I want him....... :love:
     
  5. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    Don't say that to loud Toth - you might get a package in the mail! LOL!

    The lady that is getting him, doesn't know it yet. She bought the doeling that was born the 10th and I was going to "surprise" her and offer him at no cost. I want my doeling to have more of a friend then a pony. And besides, he is 1/2 and 1/2 pygmy and nigerian :)
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    LOL :ROFL: the baby is adorable..............




    We had a breeder tell us ..........if a doe dis-ownes her kid...........they catch some of her urine and put it on the kids back and tail area......they swear by it..........I haven't witnessed this but .............if you want to try it............... let us know if it works?
     
  7. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    Allison, I think it would be a good move to have him go with the doeling...he is a cutie, even in his p'd on sweater!
    I agree that a pony isn't very good company for a baby goat :wink: And the fact that he is peeing and has a full tummy is a good sign that Daisy pygmy is taking care of him :greengrin:
     
  8. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    Glad to hear he's doing better! He's darling!
     
  9. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    He is still peeing on his little coat - so he is definately getting some from mom.

    I "peaked" over at them while I was in the other area feeding and he was laying down in her feed just watching her because she wouldn't let him nurse.

    I am out to change his coat again.... darn boys - so much easier on the girls!

    Oh by the way - any name ideas????? Poor guy doesn't have one
     
  10. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    what colour is he?
     
  11. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    There is a picture of him on Page 4 I believe it is - it is the page before this at the bottom. He is a broken buckskin. Mom is a Black augouti pygmy dad is tri colored Nigerian - Joe Dirt
     
  12. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    I am so relieved he is strong enough to go outside now. And peeing on the coat is a sure sign he is feeling better. :slapfloor: Boys will be boys!

    I always forget everything when stuff happens too!
     
  13. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    How about Dirty Coffee?
    lol hes cute
     
  14. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    I think all these would fit him...

    Max
    Gus
    Tucker
    Lucky
    Muffin :D
    Buck (for the buckskin color! lol!)
    Trooper (since he's being one!)

    Kinda running out of ideas....Is he going to be registered? Hope not, cause these aren't really reg. names!
     
  15. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    Dirty Coffee
    Stinkey
    Piddle

    :p
     
  16. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    YYYEEEAAAHHH....Piddle or Piddles or Puddles!!!
     
  17. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Re: Emergency - kid down 2 weeks old - Updated 9:45 am page 2

    :ROFL:
     
  18. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I went out at 6 am this morning and found him passed away under the heat light with his mom standing over him. R.I.P my little man.
     
  19. cjpup

    cjpup Guest

    417
    Dec 1, 2007
    Im am so sorry Kelebek. You did all you could. Sounds to me like there may have been something wrong with him in the first place and momma knew it.

    Its so hard to lose the little guys.... :hug: :hug:
     
  20. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Thanks CJ.

    I was at the birth of him and his sister. He was born first - she cleaned him instantly, but it took him some time to get up. Then the second was born - she didn't clean that one - but that one went right to nursing but still took the little man a bit to get up and going.

    We did notice that the little girl followed mom alot, where he did not.

    Nothing I can do now but :tears: