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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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@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.
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.
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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.
 

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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.
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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.
 

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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.
Thanks It took some trial and error but her favourite is between mango and moringa leaves.
 

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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?
 
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