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Laura Milko
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Baby goats not quite right!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 31. 7 Replies

This April one of our does gave birth to 3 kids.  2 bucks and 1 doe.  The doe died at 4 weeks.  She was weak, didn't gain any weight (3 pounds at most) and just not thriving period.  The bucks are…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"I know it's really hard to get milk into them when they're used to nursing. We had a doe die several years ago whose triplets were 5 weeks old, and it took about 5-7 days to get all three of them to understand that we really were not…"
May 31
Laura Milko replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"Well this morning we forced another couple of ounces into them.  They screamed, we got soaked and that was that. We are going to buy a better scale so we can weigh them all the time as well.  My husband is an engineer as well and said…"
May 31
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"She is producing milk. Otherwise her kids would be dead already. She is not producing enough though. Kids need a minimum of 16 ounces per day to survive. The more they get, the faster they grow, and they do really well on 32 ounces a day. When…"
May 31
Laura Milko replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"Sorry for the delay.  One of my 8 week old does decided to rip the tip of her ear off! never ends... 1.  Peek-a-boo had 3 babies and we were present for this and no they were not born in a pile of poop but on towels/puppy pads.  She…"
May 31
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"The kids are starving. Six-week-old NDs should weigh about 13 to 16 pounds. The average weight gain should be about 4 ounces per day, and most kids double their birth weight within two weeks and then triple it by a month to six weeks. It is very…"
May 30
Laura Milko replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"Hi Deborah Thanks for the reply.  A little back history on the Doe.  She is a first freshener and she is only on hay at moment except once a week for the natural dewormer added to some feed.  The feed is alfalfa/timothy, boss, kelp,…"
May 30
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Laura Milko's discussion Baby goats not quite right!
"Is it possible that they are simply not getting enough milk. How much do the kids weigh? Is the mom a first freshener? If not, how much milk did she produce in her last lactation?  It is really rare to see worms in kids, but if the kids are not…"
May 30
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Baby goats not quite right!

This April one of our does gave birth to 3 kids.  2 bucks and 1 doe.  The doe died at 4 weeks.  She was weak, didn't gain any weight (3 pounds at most) and just not thriving period.  The bucks are now 6 weeks and are just not, in our opinion, quite right.  They are slow, will stand in the same position for quite awhile chewing their cud.  Have a glazed look on their face.  I know that they are getting milk from the mom.  They have started drinking water and eating hay.  However, they just don't…See More
May 30
Laura Milko replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many kids for one mom!
"Hi Deborah I've been raising ND's for about 3 years.  I joined this group a few month ago.  I have a 4 year old doe on her 3rd freshening and she also had 5 but we lost one at birth.  All the babies were really small and we…"
Jun 3, 2018
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"Welcome to the group, Laura! "
Feb 26, 2018
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