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Yesterday we went a got a 5 day old buckling. He is bottle fed and is eating well (20 0z ever 12 hrs) He hasn't pooped since we got him and we are a little worried. :worried: It may have been too long of a ride for him as it took us over 11 hrs to get home in the snow storm. Other than no poopy he seems fine, is playing and jumping around. Should we be worried or should we give him another day to get adjusted? Is there anything we can give him? We do have some probiotic powder.

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Thank you!!! I questioned the girl we got him from about that. I had read that 12 - 14 oz 3 times a day was recomended. But she seemed so adamant. I know that over eating is dangerous...are there other signs we should look for. And when do we really worry and call the vet.
 

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I to also recomend that at that young age he needs to be eating like every 2 -3 hours with only a couple ounces of milk.

20 ounces at once for such a young boy can give him bloat or cause the bacteria in gut to get out of sink causing endotoxemia (sp?).

As he gets older you can spread out the feedings an up the amounts per feeding.
 

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I have bottle babies here that are 6 weeks I think tommorrow. When I got them the first time at 3 weeks, they were eating 3 times a day and more when they were younger. I am just starting to ween them right now to 8 oz 3 times a day, and they will loose their lunch bottle by mid week or so.
 

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Well still no poop this morning. :( He didn't get up to eat at all last night. Rich thinks that means he was getting too much and wasn't hungry. No crying or anything. I gave him 8 oz of goats milk this morning and I think I'm going to try 8 oz 4 times a day and see how that goes. He is playing and very active. Doesn't act like he isn't feeling well. Doesn't cry unless he wants attention. He is peeing alot. At least that part works right. LOL! Hopefully he will poopy today. If not we don't know what to do.
 

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We are giving him the milk they gave us. The girl I got him from was milking when we were there and gave us some milk. She said to just stick it in the fridge when we got home and heat it when we feed him. For the enema I used a 3 cc syringe and I'm pretty sure I got at least 6 cc in him. I made it about as soapy as I used on my kids when they were babies. I hope I didn't mess this up. It's really upsetting me that something may be wrong and I may not be doing what is best. I'm thinking that we should get some milk replacer at Tractor supply. Maybe there is something wrong with the milk. We did keep it in a cooler on the way home but now I'm wondering.
 

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OK. At 11:30 am today still no poopy. So I tried an enema of just plain warm water (about 6cc). About 4 mins later he pooped a little, maybe about a teaspoon full. And 15 mins after that another teaspoonfull. The poop is ORANGE! Kind of a little mucasy, but is mostly a soft solid and shaped more like a little elongated peanut. He is still very active, peeing well and eating. Would some probiotic powder help? Or is he too young. And if I give it to him how much do I give? Do I just put it in his bottle? :worried: I don't want anything to happen to him just because I didn't take care of him right.
 

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Yes the color is good and the reason I kept asking you what you were feeding him is that kids on goats milk poop less often than ones on milk replacer. I would not recomend you switch him to replacer and instead before you run out of goats milk you start mixing in whole cows milk to ease the switch. But if you can continue to get goats milk that is best. I doubt the milk went bad.
 

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i really don't have any thiong new other than what every one else said. i do know that 20oz twice aday is way to much at one time. i alsway figure a half gal per kid per day. i have a house baby now that is about 3 mos old & she is a nubian/boer cross & she gets 12 oz at 5am,12 at noon & 12oz at 7pm. i forget how old you said he was but if he is 2 mos or under i would give him 4 feedings a day. also i agree with beth that if you can not get goats mile whole cows milk is better than powdered milk. just make sure it is whole milk & not skim or 2%. whjen i have had a little one that was constapated my vet had me give him 1/2 cc of dmineral orally & then take a q-tip & put it in mineral oil just a little & then rub it around just inside of there rectum
 
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