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I'm going to try the herb approach on my goats... Going to get them started on it. Since I give spent brewery grain that is already wet I will just add it to their food. Here's hoping they will like it, and most important that it works:)
 

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I just started with Fir Meadows yesterday!
I REALLY hope it works for my 7mo old with clumpy poop.
I have been mixing it with molassas water and using a syringe.
 

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Well, I'm definitely need to add molasses, my clan didn't like it mixed in with their feed, so I'll be making cookies tomorrow night.
 

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If they don't eat it...take it away and give it back tomorrow morning. I'm not going go buy a cheeseburger for a kid that won't eat dinner...
 

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If they don't eat it...take it away and give it back tomorrow morning. I'm not going go buy a cheeseburger for a kid that won't eat dinner...
They eventually ate it, especially when they realized that was all they were getting. Three Havens suggested mixing it up into a little ball like a "cookie" I just didn't have any molasses last night, but will get some today. Your supposed to give it for 3-5 days straight and then once a week after that. I gave it to my dogs too, and my chickens will get some this morning.
 

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Molasses, honey, or peanut butter all work fine. It all depends on what your goats like. Only some of mine liked it at first, I had to keep trying with the others. Now all like it. :)

I've been very happy with it. Any questions about it's usage feel free to shoot me a message. :)
 

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Mine eat theirs made into dosage balls using the recipe on Fiasco Farms.

http://fiascofarm.com/herbs/recipes.htm#balls

Just curious ... I had been using Molly's herbals, and switched to the Fir Meadow. We like it, and the goats have been keeping their pink membranes with it. Now that we're breeding, I'm wondering whether I ought to switch back to a wormwood-free herbal mix. I know "Molly" would say yes. Just wondering what you all do.

thanks!
 

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I use bananas sometimes when we have too many. my one picky eater sometimes won't eat the molasses balls. although, I've noticed that when I hide the molasses balls in treats she likes (e.g. pea pods), and she'll gobble it down.
 

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Mine eat theirs made into dosage balls using the recipe on Fiasco Farms.

http://fiascofarm.com/herbs/recipes.htm#balls

Just curious ... I had been using Molly's herbals, and switched to the Fir Meadow. We like it, and the goats have been keeping their pink membranes with it. Now that we're breeding, I'm wondering whether I ought to switch back to a wormwood-free herbal mix. I know "Molly" would say yes. Just wondering what you all do.

thanks!
I asked Kat about the wormwood. She says a little is actually good during their pregnancy, because it encourages the uterus to "breathe". I trust her opinion on this because she has an herbology degree, and has been using it for years with her does. :)

One thing she does say is she does not recommend double-dosing during pregnancy, but will if it is really needed. Others I have talked to have tripled dosed and treated acutely in an emergency, with no adverse side effects, thankfully. :)
 

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Well, they did not like their molasses balls:( So I think I will make PB&J treats and put it in there:) I sure do have a picky group, stinkers!!!
 

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It may take time. Keep trying! I gave mine no choice. It got shoved back and I shut their mouths until they swallowed. :laugh: So glad I don't have to do that anymore...
 
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