How much to feed this baby

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by 4kids, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. 4kids

    4kids New Member

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    Jul 21, 2009
    I got a 5 day old saneen kid at a 4-h function and need to know how much to feed this girl and how many times a day. I have ND- so big goats are new to me. I fed her 12+ ounces this evening. Am I under or over feeding her? What do most people with large dairy breeds feed?

    Thanks
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I would feed 5-8 ounces no more per feeding. And feed her as often as you would your ND babies.
     

  3. 4kids

    4kids New Member

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    Jul 21, 2009
    Thanks Stacey. She seems starving. Before I read your email she gulped down 14 ounces this am and was looking for more.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I would just feed her more often. You dont need her getting the runs or bloat. Once she realizes she will get fed more often she wont act as starved. She probably needed a feeding during the night, she is still less then a week old. I dont take out night time feedings till they are at least a week if not two weeks old.