Worried :-/ about my 3 pygmy babies.

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by M-n-M_Zoo, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. M-n-M_Zoo

    M-n-M_Zoo New Member

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    Apr 17, 2015
    Hi,

    I am fairly new to raising goats. I have a brother and sister that is full Pygmy (Haley & Preston) and their half brother, same billy, Mom was a Nigerian Dwarf (Crowley).

    All three were bottle fed and have since been weened for about a month now. I give them Dumor sweet Feed and alfalfa hay is in a feeder for them. They get plenty of fresh water daily.

    Crowley was born on 3/7/15
    Haley & Preston on 4/4/15

    I bought them a Protein Bucket about a week ago from Tractor supply. Ever since then their stool has begun to get soft. It started off ok thinking that it's just new to their system but now it has turned from soft pellets to pretty much a melted hershey kiss looking blob.

    I took the bucket out of their enclosure until I have done some research. any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    :whatgoat:
     
  2. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Many of those protein supplements are just a big block of molasses. They probably aren't processing the sugar well and they shouldn't need it anyway. Good loose minerals should be the only supplement they need.
     

  3. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Yup, what goathiker said. Those tubs have wayyyy too much molasses and will cause soft/loose stools. Also, too much molasses can cause acidic rumen.
     
  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  5. M-n-M_Zoo

    M-n-M_Zoo New Member

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    Apr 17, 2015
    Thank you all so much for the advice. I will just be digging that nasty stuff out and reusing the bucket. Lesson learned the hard way!
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I too agree.

    Also get a fecal, they may have worms and/or cocci.
    Loose salts and minerals are best. Also make sure they have something with ammonium chloride in it, to keep away Urinary stones.

    The name Crowley, is he named after a tv show character perhaps?
     
  7. M-n-M_Zoo

    M-n-M_Zoo New Member

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    Apr 17, 2015
    "The name Crowley, is he named after a tv show character perhaps?"

    Most Definitely! My Favorite Show ever Supernatural!
    and Haley is named after a character on The Originals :)

    I did have stool samples tested and they're bodies just wasn't processing all the sugars in the pale.
    Thank you for the advice ;-)
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Your very welcome. :)

    LOL,:laugh: I knew it, guess what, it is my favorite tv show as well. :thumb:
     
  9. M-n-M_Zoo

    M-n-M_Zoo New Member

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    Apr 17, 2015
    :stars: Love me some Dean :stars::stars::stars:
     
  10. M-n-M_Zoo

    M-n-M_Zoo New Member

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    Apr 17, 2015
    When I got him though he just reminded me sooo much of Crowley. ::p:::p:


    BTW, All the babies are doing great this morning. everything is back to normal:stars:
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :stars: Back at ya.

    Good to hear the babies are back to normal. :) Good work.