Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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We have 2 kid bucks. Trouble is 15 days old and lost his mama at 4 days old. He takes his bottle well. Little Bit is 10 days old and fights the bottle. We use a syringe for the most part. He bites at it rather than sucks. We have tried different nipples, different milk, and dipped it in honey/molasses. He is a hand full at feeding time. Any suggestions?

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Comment by Laura Nicklas on April 30, 2015 at 6:42pm
Been eating up a storm with bottle for two days now! !!!!!!
Comment by Laura Nicklas on April 27, 2015 at 11:03pm
The lady claimed she wanted the milk to sell. Really mad me mad how she handled it. I knew we could get him through it though with love and persistence.
Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on April 27, 2015 at 10:23pm

That is so sad! I hate it when people do that.  It doesn't always work. Glad he finally got the hang of it.

Comment by Laura Nicklas on April 27, 2015 at 10:14pm
Thank you Deborah. We got him on Friday and don't know till we drove 3 hours he had just been taken off his mama. Today is finally figured it out and is sucking up a storm. He's very active. A little skinny but we are working on that! He is a sweet boy and loves his new home.
Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on April 27, 2015 at 7:19pm

Welcome to the group! If you post questions in the "Forum," you'll get a better response. The "Blog" section is really just for blog posts. To learn more about the different sections of the community, click on "Welcome" at the top of the page.

To post on the "Forum," click on "Forum" at the top of the page, then click on "+Add" to create a forum post. Could you provide more info on Little Bit? How long has he been on a bottle? Does he have any other issues? A healthy 10-day-old should be sucking on a bottle, if he's been bottle-fed since day one.

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