Weight

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by Goataddict, Jun 25, 2020.

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  1. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Hey there I am asking this question for a friend and also for myself as well if need be. What is the normal weight for a 8 month Nigerian Dwarf Goat (for myself now) and how can I help to help her
    gain weight.

    Thanks I will try and upload pictures later.
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would think somewhere around 40 lbs but it has been a while since I owned Nigerians.
     

  3. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Abuja, Nigeria
    Thanks a lot
     
  4. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    @Goataddict - did you still need help putting weight on your Nigerian Dwarf doe?

    A fecal analysis, if possible, to rule out any stomach worms or other types of parasites is the best place to start when trying to put weight on them.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Feb 9, 2020
    Texas
    Do you have any pictures of her?
     
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  7. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Yes I do. But raining now so I will try and get it later.
     
  8. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Abuja, Nigeria
    Thanks she seems to be getting better. I have dewormed her. She was more of a rescue goat, her former owners didn't really pay attention to her, I am currently battling lice and she is a touch me not doe making it a lot harder. Got any advice on how to make her trust me.
    Thanks a lot for the advice
     
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  9. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Spend time with her, not interacting, but by just being in a small pen where she can't get real far away from you. When you feed her, be with her the entire time she eats. (Grain). If you have time, maybe set a chair in her small area and read or something so she is always aware of you, but you are not being a threat.
    Offer treats they she likes, pieces of fruit, crackers, etc.
     
  10. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  11. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Yep the fastest and easiest way to a goats heart is threw their stomach lol I did exactly as goats rock suggested with a super wild, like try to kill himself to get away from me buck. For him it was oak leaves that won him over lol but he still would rather be left alone but he is very manageable now.
    But with the does even the stubborn ones that don’t want to be buddies, kidding seems to be the point that they change. I think probably because I am up in their business at a very vulnerable time and they finally realize I’m not out to get them.
     
  12. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Yep on the kidding. And, as they lick you (I have one that licks my arm the entire labor) you become accepted as their kid, too!
     
  13. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Abuja, Nigeria
    Thanks It took some trial and error but her favourite is between mango and moringa leaves.
     
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  14. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    I can't post any pictures. Any advice
     
  15. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    I think new members have to post/reply three times before uploading photos so you should be able to now.
     
  16. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Thanks
     
  17. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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  18. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Abuja, Nigeria
    Here are her pictures, it takes food to lure her into a picture position as you can see.
     
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  19. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    What a cute face!

    She does look quite small for her age, and I think she might be underweight. Hard to say without putting hands on her. Are her spine & hips boney and sharp to the touch?

    What did you use for deworming and how much? I'm assuming she is very pale in the eye membranes when you check FAMACHA score? She looks like she is probably still anemic.

    I can see the lice are quite an issue. Can you get Ivermectin Pour On in your country?

    What is causing the discoloration of her legs & side?
     
  20. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    As an ND owner - she looks okay size-wise - but she is a little unthrifty, she needs weight.

    But I’m not incredibly concerned by that condition as some ND’s are more diary and just look petite, but I would fecal her to be safe!!
     
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