Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Preparing for bottle babies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 29. 4 Replies

I want to be prepared in case we end up having bottle babies when our does kid in late April.  I've read that the kids (should) get colostrum right away.  Both of our does are FF and this is our…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Mar 26. 2 Replies

I am so happy to have found an active goat community, thank you for adding me!  My daughter (in the picture) has two nigerian dwarfs that are set to kid at the end of April.  This will be the first…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa's discussion Preparing for bottle babies
"When we only had a few goats, we would get all of them accustomed to jumping up on the milk stand during pregnancy by giving them a handful of grain in the feed pan on there. That way they would happily jump up there after freshening. "
Mar 29
Melissa replied to Aaron White's discussion Doe with cough and fever
"Our two does have had an awful cough since the beginning of January, with no other symptoms.  We started them on LA-200 as directed by the breeder we got them goats from and that didn't clear it up.  We took them to the vet who said…"
Mar 26
Melissa replied to Melissa's discussion Preparing for bottle babies
"Thank you for all of that great information!  Our two girls are sisters and were triplets, so hopefully they will only have one or two kids to start.  We have never milked before, so that is probably something we should be preparing for…"
Mar 26
Melissa replied to Melissa's discussion Hello!
"That is so great, Deborah!  Even though the goats were supposed to be my daughters "thing" we have all enjoyed them tremendously!  I can see myself in your shoes in a few years when she heads off to college and leaves the goaties…"
Mar 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa's discussion Preparing for bottle babies
"First I want to assure you that you probably won't have any bottle babies. Very few NDs reject their kids or die immediately after birth. Even if they have a c-section, which is < 1%, they can still nurse their kids. First fresheners rarely…"
Mar 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa's discussion Hello!
"Welcome to the group! My daughters had so much fun with our goats. In fact, it's their fault that we wound up with so many! Then they grew up and left me with a couple dozen milkers! But it was a wonderful experience for them. And my youngest…"
Mar 26
Melissa replied to Melissa's discussion Preparing for bottle babies
"I should add too, that when we got our does that were bottle babies they were fed raw cows milk.  Is that the best option (other then mama goats milk)?"
Mar 25
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"Welcome to the group!"
Mar 25
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At 5:50pm on March 25, 2020, Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael said…

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