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Some goats will catch up nicely in time, usually by the time they are 2. A good feeding program could help...However if there is intestinal damage from the worms they coud be unthrifty. When you look at the does..are they just small compared to their peers or look "unkept" depsite your good care? ..thinner than peers, more bones showing, coarser coat? prone to illness? basically unthrifty? I ask this because of an experiance we had and learned from..

we got a doe, a nubian, who we were told had battled worms when young...she was so thin at almost 2 years old..I was not impressed with her care and thought I could bring her to health and she was basically a freebe with her sister..however, we never were able to put and extra ounce on her bones...The worms caused so much intestinal damage that made it hard to absorb nutrients...she was always going to be chronically thin..and was unthrifty..(got ill easy)

this was my expreiance and it doesnt mean your does will be unthrifty..only its something to look into inmaking your decision in retaining them
each doe will need to be assest on her own merrit..one could fair better than the other..You might choose to hold on to them and allow them to prove themselves
I wish you all the best!!
 

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So glad they are doing well other than size!!! did you also treat for Cocci? We now use Baycox ..works great...if the kids have even a small load it could stunt their growth further..if all worms are clear and feeding well..I bet they will catch up with time...:D I do like the Nubian/Boer cross ...
 
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