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    Overwhelmed

    This must be a typo. Optimal temperature for chicks is 90 - 95 degrees. https://extension.unh.edu/resource/brooding-and-caring-chicks
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    Nigerian Dwarf or Pygmy?

    Nigerian Dwarf, or a cross. In addition to the light body composition, as noted by Alaskan, the goat is an incorrect color for a pure pygmy.
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    Donkey suddenly aggressive.

    Agree and 2nd everything FJan said. I've seen it more than once. I've seen it with standard Jacks, I've seen it with miniatures. I had an acquaintance who got a gelded male that they put in the pasture to be a guardian. He did well for a couple of weeks until he felt at home there. Soon...
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    Sundragon Farms. The saga continues.

    I have them both. They're both good birds. As long as you like her, all is well. :)
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    Sundragon Farms. The saga continues.

    Agree with your Welsummer not being a Welsummer. Hard to see from the pic, but it appears she has a pea comb. Easter eggers and Ameraucana's have pea combs, Welsummers have a single comb.
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    A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with soon to be five

    Bumper pull: https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/used-rvs-for-sale/travel-trailer/2012-forest-river-tracer-executive_rv-47592 Choices!
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    A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with soon to be five

    Here you go: https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/used-rvs-for-sale/fifth-wheel/2014-keystone-cougar-x-lite_rv-47317 I looked at a Gooseneck because I assumed if your husband has a hauling business he can probably accommodate a gooseneck. It sleeps 10. Room for expansion!
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    A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with soon to be five

    I'm not sure where you are in TX, but in Houston there's a huge RV/motorhome lot that sells everything from really high class motorhomes to all kinds of used RV's. Friend of mine bought one there some time back. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/used-rvs-for-sale Good luck!
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    Goat ill

    I've never seen it either. I know that what you have to do now won't be easy, but it is what is best. May it be quick and painless.
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    Goat ill

    I'm so sorry, I have to concur with Mini Horses. I don't believe this is survivable without major surgical intervention and I doubt that would even work. I believe the only reason she's alive at this point is that her rupture is very low on the belly and the contents are leaking out instead...
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    Goat ill

    Sounds like a plan! Please keep us informed.
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    Goat ill

    If it's green like snot and not green like stomach contents then it is likely a big abscess. It would be best if a vet could culture it and then tell you what to use. Without that, I'd probably at least start with penicillin as it's easily purchased at your local feed store...
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    Goat ill

    Have you taken her temp? That would tell you if infection has set in. Is she housed with other animals with horns? Does she have an objectionable odor? How large is the hole? Have you applied any pressure (gently) to the swollen area to see if that causes more discharge? Is it green like...
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    Goat ill

    Sorry you have this problem to deal with. A couple of things come to mind but unfortunately neither one is a good situation. First scenario: Is it possible that it is an abscess that has broken through? By your description it doesn't sound like that's the case and green discharge isn't...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    There is a lot of talk about building natural immunity after you've been afflicted with Covid. Unfortunately, it seems not to work that way for everyone. I know several people who have been ill more than once, including my own son.
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