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You can already tell by the title, I need help making a list of what I need to get for my goats. I'm still pretty new to all this and I'm not sure of what I need to get for them...
FYI: We really don't have much for the goats currently , and we still have some goats that are expecting!!
Literally if you need to make an essay of what I need to get, by all means go for it !!
 

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Are you thinking of kidding supply's or just everything needed for raising goats?

For kidding things I like to have on hand are:
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Needles and syringes
Rags for drying kids
Iodine for dipping umbilical cords
A little cup to put the iodine in
Scissors to cut the cords

I think that is all I have in my kidding kit.
 

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If you want a list of every thing you need for raising goats, you need:

Fresh good quality hay
Loose minerals
Water at all times
Hay for bedding is good to have

BOSE
Needles and syringes
A couple different kinds of wormer (Ivermectin, Cydectin, Safeguard...)
Copper bolus

I forgot to add heat lamps to the last post.
 

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Even if you don't leave collars on, you need to have a way to secure each goat in an emergency. Not little play collars, either. The buckle/tongue kind, wider ones are gentler on a goat that's not used to being tied. I also have a bunch of 18" lengths of chain with a good snap at each end. Leashes/lead ropes, too. More old towels and rags than you can imagine. Multiple styles of pans & buckets, scoops, a body brush or 2, A combination hoof pick/bristle brush and whatever hoof trimming tool you plan on using. Purple medecine, corona ointment or bag balm and some blood stop powder. You may not need this stuff for long periods of time, then you seem to need all of it at once:ahh:
 

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If you want a list of every thing you need for raising goats, you need:

Fresh good quality hay
Loose minerals
Water at all times
Hay for bedding is good to have

BOSE
Needles and syringes
A couple different kinds of wormer (Ivermectin, Cydectin, Safeguard...)
Copper bolus

I forgot to add heat lamps to the last post.
I also recommend having pure Baking soda avalibe at all times to your goats it really helps when they have stomach issues and just like minerals they'll only eat what they need.
 

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Probiotics
Milk of magnesia
Molasses (I like to give molasses and warm water after kidding, but molasses also helps disguise the taste of anything else I have to dose them with)
Bleach
Iodine was already mentioned for kidding, but I use it for all kinds of cuts and scrapes.
Kopertox, No Thrush, Hoof n' Heal, or something else to use on hoof problems.
 

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Good fencing and seperation options in case you need it.
Connecting with a vet that will come out, best done before it’s suddenly an emergency.
Lubricant for taking temps, and for kidding.
BluKote.
Vet wrap.
Injectable Vitamin B complex.
Vet Rx for snotty noses, lice and ear mites
NuStock for any kind of skin problem.
 

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Oh, I've always had it out because I've never had any issues with them eating it constantly, I just leave a very small dish out, but I will be probably changing that now
The world of goat management seems to evolve constantly. They always like to keep us on our toes. ;)
 
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