prenant doe too skinny?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by ohiogoatgirl, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    i have two pregnant does and i've had them for almost a year and they are both due about may 18. they were always very lean but right now one looks like she should when not pregnant (she definitely is) and the other looks like she should but i think she's a bit on the skinny side.
    i have upped their feed a bit since they've been preggo but i dont want to up it too much for fear of difficult kiddings. this is both does first pregnancy. i was thinking maybe up their feed a tiny bit and then after they kid i can add sunflower seeds and garden stuff to their feed to get their weight up.
    can anyone give me any advice?

    *i am going to try to set up a photobucket account so i can post pics on here...
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Get a fecal done on them...check for worms and cocci...to rule them out first... then you will know... if they need treatment or not.....and if it is the possible cause of not putting on weight... :wink: