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Stubborn goats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Aug 8. 2 Replies

Hi guys. So our two bottle fed weathers which are being weaned refuse to drink water on their own. They’re down to 4 ounces twice a day of milk replacer. Tried molasses in the water. Tried the…Continue

Twin oaks goat and vegetable farm

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 6. 1 Reply

Hello. My name is Rob O’Hagan. From Bridgeville Nova Scotia  My wife Leah and I are new to goat life. We have two Nigerian dwarf weathers ( Ollie and Opie) just for pets obviously.  They’re close to…Continue

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Tammy Gallagher replied to Rob's discussion Stubborn goats
"Yes- I unfortunately had 2 kids die within a week of each other from lack of water consumption after they were weaned from the bottle before they had learned to drink water from a bucket. They were my first goats, and I just assumed they were…"
Aug 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rob's discussion Stubborn goats
"I need more details. How old are they? How much do they weigh? Why do you say they are not drinking water?  There is NO reason you have to stop giving them a bottle. They are not being stubborn. They are either drinking more water than you…"
Aug 8
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Stubborn goats

Hi guys. So our two bottle fed weathers which are being weaned refuse to drink water on their own. They’re down to 4 ounces twice a day of milk replacer. Tried molasses in the water. Tried the sucking finger trick. Any ideas? Were just worried to stop the bottles completely without them drinking from a bucket first. We’re pretty green to goats so any help would be much appreciated. See More
Aug 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rob's discussion Twin oaks goat and vegetable farm
"Welcome to the group and to the wonderful world of goats! Minerals in Canada can be a challenge. We complain a lot in the US about not getting as much love as cattle when it comes to product availability, but after helping people in other countries,…"
Aug 6
Rob posted a discussion

Twin oaks goat and vegetable farm

Hello. My name is Rob O’Hagan. From Bridgeville Nova Scotia  My wife Leah and I are new to goat life. We have two Nigerian dwarf weathers ( Ollie and Opie) just for pets obviously.  They’re close to 3 months old and we’ve had them since they were a day old. The twin oaks name comes from our 10 year old twin (humans LOL ) who planted an oak tree each up back and we planted the first garden for us ever then add the goats and there ya have it. It’s a just a funny thing we call the property. I’m…See More
Aug 6
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