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· Srfoog
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Had a surprise birth in December, one dead from exposure and two left. One is wobbly, she can walk and stand up but looks like she is having trouble with the back end. Since she was about three lbs. I gave her only one quarter cc of BoSe and a vitamin E capsule. She immediately got better, but is doing it again after a few days. Now she's six lbs. and I need to know how much BoSe to give so I don't kill her. She's alert, nurses and wobbles around. Her brother is already leaping and acting much more athletic. Any tips on how much BoSe for six lbs?
 

· Srfoog
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Your chickens are GORGEOUS! Are they Nubians? Unfortunately one of my babies was dead from exposure since it was her mom's first pregnancy and she was scared to death standing outside the shed yelling. The buckling and this doeling survived and I got them inside immediately w. heat lamp and a heating pad as well. She didn't show the wobblies until a few days later. So then I gave her about a 10th of a cc and she got better. But went bad again in two days, so that's why I was asking because I know if you give too much they'll die. So tonight she's not only jumping on her brother, she's WALKING on her back legs like a circus goat! Instant cure with the quarter cc of BoSe. I'm so relieved because I was holding her a lot and moving her legs, etc. I got too attached. So the doe turned into a great mother after she got over her trauma. She is so protective even though her babies love being held.
 

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srfotog: So glad you were able to save 2 of the 3 kids and that the doe is a good mother! Did she have the third one cleaned off and what not, it was just too cold? Did she have an udder to clue you in or not at all?

Catharina: you cracked me up with your story... trying to convince yourself of 2 chickens. Look at the EARS on that pair!
 

· Srfoog
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The doeling that died was pretty clean but momma was outside the shed crying. She did not show an udder and, in fact, it looks very small now, but there is plenty of milk. She did not look fatter than any other of my pudgy goats, either. The wobbly doeling plays every day, now, and actually jumps on those back legs up on her brother. She still has a slight bit of wobbly, so I continue to give her drench every couple of days. I'm worried about too much selenium. The drench has 0.1 every cc.
 
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