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It's for calcium, and to help pregnant does dilate when they are closer to kidding. I feed about three a day to a full grown boer doe.
Oh, maybe I'll give some to my kinder doe, she is due either on the 22nd or Jan 2. By looking at her today, I'm thinking the earlier date:) How close to kidding? I'm thinking just one for my kinder, she's only like 50lbs, that is w/o kids:)
 

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I do three for full sized ones. The reason for two for a 80lb doe (when open) is to ensure she gets enough calcium with all those kids in there.
I'd do 4 if the doe was 300lbs.

You don't want to overdo the calcium :)
 

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Another use-- when our 50lb wether got into grain and had a really upset tummy, our goat vet had us give him Tums, one twice a day for 2 days to soothe his stomach (along with charcoaling him, vit B injections, and probios, and lots of alfalfa hay)....
 
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