Watch your girls very close there are small signs before it gets bad and is hard to get them back on their feet again. The first sign is off grain like they just don't like it when usually they go nuts over it. If they stumple or act off in the back legs is another sign. My doe I thought she just needed her hoofs trimmed or was just uncomfortable being so heavy bred. To be honest any doe that is bred and acts off Itreat till tthey get fast enough that I can't catch and treat any more
Ok thanks I have two does I want to breed in January. I do have one doe that is a little on the chubby side. So my question is, would it be ok to feed them alfalfa pellets,whole oats and BOSS?
And what do you treat with if they do get it? Thanks
I feed mine WHole Oats, BOSS, Calf manna and Beet pulp with alfalfa pellets...when they are dry they get a small serving only and if they are well conditions(aka chubby) I dont feed them grain at all...Hay and alfalfa only along with graze..by the time they are 3 months bred I begin feeding again, adding slowly to help with the demand of the babies. Keeping an eye on their condition helps you know if they need more or less..once they kid you can maintain the amount given at the time of kidding, adjusting as their condition warrents it
Here is a link to help you understand what condition your pygmys should be in... http://kinne.net/bcs.htm
You want your does healthy an in good condition before breeding, gie thema great start...