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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by JearDOE Ranch, Jan 1, 2020.
Looks like they are gaining good!
Those are good weights for being born so early! Congrats! I hope they are all continuing to thrive.
This morning at the 6 o'clock feeding the smallest buck didn't want to nurse. He always eats the least of the three. And now didn't want to nurse at all. He is acting strange, standing, staring off into space. He was fine at 4:00 when I went to check on him and the nannies. Six nannies have their due dates today so I was checking on them throughout the night. Going feed another bottle now, it's 10 o'clock. I'll give some b-complex when I go.
I hope the little fellows alright! Can you give him some probios too in case his rumen is a bit off along with the b complex?
What's his temp?
Didn't check his temp. When I went over there he was right as rain. I still gave him the b-complex because it won't hurt. I think I may have accidentally gave them an extra bottle at 4 when they were not scheduled to get a bottle then. I'll keep him under observation... and maybe print a checklist for feeding times so I don't get confused again in the wee hours of the night. They are on a four hour feeding schedule, but I check the nannies every two. Now some sleep for me.
Can't wait to see the beautiful kiddos out of the other does
How are the little guys doing today? Is the littlest feeling better?
How are things?
Sorry, didn't mean to leave everyone hanging!! This all happened at the beginning of our kidding season, and boy, was it a season!! Update on the little guy, he was right as rain the very next feeding. I have no idea what was wrong?? I'm curious to find out because I have seen it before. Same thing, then turn around a few hours later and they are fine.
After keeping him and his brothers in the pen next to her for so long, when we tried to reintroduce them to Ruby she only took one of the kids and rejected the other two. So now they have been my bottle babies.
Update on all farm things/goat related: We found out we have a calcium deficiency in our soil. We feed our own alfalfa and brome, and the goats get to forage too, but that would mean everything they are eating is deficient in calcium. So we'll be rectifying that in their feed. We hope that'll take care of some of the issues we had kidding this year. Also, nannies are going on a diet as soon as weening is done!
Pictures of the not so little anymore
His brother, the other bottle baby: Sorry, about the only way I can get a picture of the bottle babies is if they are peeing! Otherwise they are climbing all over me!
And the brother that Ruby is still nursing.
Looking good, wow, getting so big.