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Hello everyone! I am new to the site as a user but I read your forums sometimes when I have questions. And I have a question. We have raised goats on our farm for 6 years. We have mostly mixes of Boer and Nubian.

This year was an extremely wet year for us and on top of that we noticed out wormers not helping. Turns out our worms had become resistant. So after checking in with the vet and starting a vigorous worming schedule with all new meds everyone looks and feels great. The problem is by the time we realized we had a problem with our wormer. We had a BIG problem and our kid goats were stunted. So we have accepted the fact that they will not meet their potential this fall.

My question is we had 4 painted doelings we were hoping to keep for our farm. Right now they weigh only 40-45 lbs roughly and they are roughly 6 months old. I am just curious with the right diet if they would "catch up" so to speak and be a good breeding size for next fall?? Or should I cut my losses and sell them with the rest of kids??

Thanks in advance for any input and God Bless!!
 

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Thanks for the reply and the welcome.

Everybody looks great. Since we started our new worming routine everyone started growing again. It just seems to be very slowly. Nothing is thinly and everyone has a nice slick coat. The worm infestation stunted ALL my kid goats. So all the babies are about the same size. We have never had a problem like this before. They having been eating grain for awhile. (We always feed our goats grain everyday). The best way to describe it is they look like beautiful, healthy 3 month old kids instead of 6 month old kids.

It is just a shame they were all big nice babies and grew great for about 8 weeks.
 
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