Goat berries clumping

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by FrenchFarm, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. FrenchFarm

    FrenchFarm New Member

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    Jul 25, 2008
    Mid-Michigan
    One of our goats is having unusual bowel movements. Looks more like dog droppings than goat berries. We're getting some better hay this afternoon, with more alfalfa. Do you think this will help? Thanks.
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The clumpy poop is more or less caused by a bit too much of certain things...mine get them when they have had a lot of green browse or if I "heap" the feed scoop....supply lots of water and give more hay and less grain/no grain for a day or 2 and it should clear up and be normal berries.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you also recently moved them to a new home. Change in diet and surroundings can cause that.

    Another reason for doogy like stools is worms. But more then likely it is diet related
     
  4. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    I look at clumping poops as a warning thing- I wait and see if nothing else is a problem but if it doesn't disappear, I will start checking further.