Newbie with a bottle baby

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by HMcBride, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. HMcBride

    HMcBride New Member

    May 28, 2015
    Hi I am new to here (and new to goats as well), and I am so happy to see so many knowledgeable goat owners who offer advice!

    I have a 4wk old Nubian/ weather/bottle baby- he is doing well- on Manna Kid milk- nibbling on hay/grains and pasture- active/plays and seems to be feeling question is about is poo- it is dark and not very runny but not pellet/or clump- semi runny(not watery)-
    so I am not sure if it is normal or not for his age? I was thinking it's just because he's on Manna and not a solid diet yet that his stool is so soft/runny. and I wondered when it should firm up-also what else should I be offering him to eat- I was told loose minerals as well- I just want to be sure I am handling him right, so he stays healthy-
    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Take a poop sample in to the vet. Have them test it to include coccidia.