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    (RESOLVED) Lump On Goat's Bottom Jaw Area?

    Happy news - I updated the first post. His swelling went down and come to find out, it was most likely wasps. We found a nest at about face level in their little barn and think he got too close to them. He is doing great now.
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    (RESOLVED) Lump On Goat's Bottom Jaw Area?

    Thanks everyone I am actually going to look for the benadryl now because the swelling has actually went down just since last night so we're thinking sting or bite. (Yellow jackets are starting to show up now so wouldn't doubt poor baby got popped by one or a red wasp.)
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    60 day Pro Hair 100 challenge

    Wow, this is interesting to learn about the leg wool being so important. I am curious to learn more and see the progress!
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    (RESOLVED) Lump On Goat's Bottom Jaw Area?

    July 1st, 2022 - We resolved the problem by observing his lump and the swelling went down on its own. Shortly after when cleaning their stall, I found a wasp nest with a few wasps at just about face level on the wall and have since taken care of it. We belive that he went near the wasp nest and...
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    Anyone Work at Processors?

    @Baymule - I think I have another thread here already about tanning, so if so I will add to that but otherwise if not I'll make a new one! I will gladly share, and I am currently making a shopping list for supplies
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    Anyone Work at Processors?

    @Alaskan - https://www.outdooralabama.com/ungulates/white-tailed-deer#:~:text=Following%20the%20near%20extirpation%20of,during%20the%201950s%20and%2060s. From Outdoor Alabama Website, bolded text for emphasis- "Deer were rare in most of Alabama until recent years. In the early 1900s, it was...
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    Anyone Work at Processors?

    Thanks folks. Our bow season will most likely open in October so I will touch base with them closer to the time. I am waiting for the state to release our game seasons and bag limit details. Generally mid October to mid February I think is our range - from what I remember, when Alabama had to...
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    Anyone Work at Processors?

    @farmerjan - Indeed, it's just a range so that if one is not the greatest they'll still get something but that way they can get $5 each on the good ones. And if they start to move well at booths/etsy/craft sales then I'll bump it up for us helping one another out. Considering they got close to...
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    Anyone Work at Processors?

    Hey folks, a quick question. Anyone here work at a deer processors or have you in the past? I'm in the process of working with a new place here closer to home and I want to start picking up hides to tan from them this year. He told me that getting them to not hack the hides up would be the fun...
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    Deworming Schedule

    Alaskan, I greatly appreciate your input. So this new baby comes from a herd where FAMACHA is checked and THE mother is said to be greatly resistant - they have not dewormed as they do the same and use FAMACHA score to dictate worming but I will be having a fecal checked with vet. As for our...
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    Deworming Schedule

    Hi all, so we had issues with a new goat brought in a few months back and she ended up with Prohibit, Ivomec, and the booster supplement. She's a fight to give liquid to but will eat over food. Had her fecal reviewed about three months later, Coccidia (I had Corid) and they then gave her...
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    Tanning Game & Domestic Hides

    @Larsen Poultry Ranch - I'm not sure but in Monte's book he mentions using 1 ounce borax to each gallon warm water needed to cover hide as a relaxing bath for frozen, dried, or salted hides. The directions on a tanning formula I have mention two days of salting, then a soak in some warm water...
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    Tanning Game & Domestic Hides

    I wanted to know a little bit more about salt myself, so recorded something about it once I did some digging with some helpful tips included. Intro could be skipped, it's just explaining to any new viewers that tanning is a good way to be resourceful and even those not hunters/trappers could...
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    Tanning Game & Domestic Hides

    @Larsen Poultry Ranch - I've seen mixed reaction to salting before freezing, but I have also tanned hides that were frozen. I'd say your factors will depend on how long they've been stored, how they were folded or stacked when put in, and how you thaw. If they were stacked on top of one another...
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