My doe gave birth to two bucklings yesterday afternoon. They all seem to be doing well. Both boys are eating and walking around. One seems more vigorous than the other. How often should they be…Continue
I keep hearing different things so I wanted to ask you guys. Do first fresheners bag up sooner or later than past fresheners? Also do first fresheners have smaller udders? My does udder seems to be…Continue
"Thanks! I'm more asking about her kids who are bucklings. One is being weathered this next month but the other isn't. I wanted to let them nurse as long as possible but didn't want to put her in the position to get pregnant again…"
"There is no simple answer because it varies. I don't see my does in heat when they are nursing kids under 6 months, but it's also usually spring and summer then, and goats don't normally come into heat during that time anyway (unless…"
"Thanks! I'm still looking for a good mentor but my vet is coming out to disbud next week so I'll see how it's done. The less stable kid seems to have trouble straightening his front legs and walks funny. Is it just taking him longer…"
"Congratulations on the kids! If they weren't nursing, peeing, and pooping, they'd have died already. If they've survived 24 hours, that's an excellent sign that all systems are working properly. They sleep quite a bit the…"
My doe gave birth to two bucklings yesterday afternoon. They all seem to be doing well. Both boys are eating and walking around. One seems more vigorous than the other. How often should they be sleeping? How active should they be day 2? What signs should I watch for that could indicate a problem? When should they have their first vet visit? Thanks so much!
"First fresheners generally do not bag up as early or as large as does that have freshened in the past. But it's all relative and without a due date, there's not much you can figure out ahead of time. Don't worry about shaving her…"
I keep hearing different things so I wanted to ask you guys. Do first fresheners bag up sooner or later than past fresheners? Also do first fresheners have smaller udders? My does udder seems to be gradually getting fuller. She is a rescue and is not yet comfortable enough to let me shave her udder so visually it can be a bit hard to see everything. I have been feeling it every day and it seems fuller today but not by a lot. I also don't know her exact due date but according to the vet it…See More
"Thanks! Yes I have a baby monitor set up in the barn and I have a full birth kit ready for whenever she decides it's time. I have noticed that sometimes it's easier to find her ligaments and I'm sure you're right that it's a…"
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2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)