Very Overweight Doe...

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Jenna, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Okay, I have a nigerian doe that just won't loose weight. :shrug: She is 2 months pregnant. She is the biggest meanest goat ( to us she is a sweety) I have. About 3 months ago my goats were on the skinny side so I was supplementing hay with grain, she butts the other goats aside to eat the grain and she got fat. So now ( 3 months later) she is still fat and we are tying her up since 2 1/2 months ago so she can't get the grain when the others are eating. :GAAH: She will have a very small handful of grain about every 4 -5 days...Any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I am going through the exact same thing with a Nubian doe.

    The only other thing I can suggest, besides what you are already doing, is if there is a place that you can put her and watch her hay rations.

    If not, once she is getting close to kidding - don't grain her, and then if you can milk her - that will help her to loose the baby weight!

  3. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Thanks... Great idea :greengrin: , I'll try that
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    haha want to see my overweight pig?
    [attachment=0:hxpw6kpr]February 16th 010.jpg[/attachment:hxpw6kpr]

    she is pregnant - at last I hope! but only like 20 days pregnant in that picture :roll:

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  5. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    I guess the new " style" for goats is "overweight is pretty" Hehe :ROFL:
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    yep .....they are called easy keepers.... :wink:
    Most of my does are big(fat) , I give them grain only once in a while and they are still big.
    They just get the pasture and some roughage every once and a while....
    It could be good genetics to...... :wink: