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  1. Shepherdess219

    Companions for goats

    Are you in salmon arm? You don’t have to answer that if you don’t want to.
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    Companions for goats

    Thank you! Sounds like she has a very nurturing donkey. She cuddles with their dog.
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    Companions for goats

    So I have a family that wants to buy my orphan goat. They have mini horse, mini donkey, rabbits and 4H kids and are homeschooled. Do you think she would be ok without another goat friend, or until spring when more goats are on the market? Here’s her comment to me “She would be with us in the...
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    Whole milk vs milk replacer

    Right now we’re in -10C night to -2C day, for the next week. She’s in the house, but moving her to the garage (about +10) when my pen arrives next week.
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    Whole milk vs milk replacer

    I lost the mom and one kid. I managed to save one. Have a little orphan right now with main kidding/lambing in 5 weeks.
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    Whole milk vs milk replacer

    I get it from the store so good that way. Ok, so just set it out about 20 mins before feeding and should be good to go then. Thanks!
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    Whole milk vs milk replacer

    So there seems to be a great debate about this. Doing the math the price of whole milk to weaning seems to be about the same as a bag of Agri-melc 2000. Although I think I would have left over replacer raising a 2lb Nigerian dwarf kid to weaning. But certainly preparing the milk replacer is...
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    Prebirth Prolapse? Thoughts..

    Yes, I’ve been lucky I think. It would bulge and then disappear right away when she stood normally and it doesn’t happen when she lays down. Will be watching a lot, much to her chagrin. She’s like excuse me! Get out of my business thank you very much. I hope she goes sooner rather than later.
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    Prebirth Prolapse? Thoughts..

    So just spoke with the vet this morning and it’s not unusual or an emergency. Everything was all back in this morning so someone must have shifted. She said that if it pops out and stays out, then we’ll want to bring her in and have a stitch put in to keep everything in place until kidding. So...
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    Baby goat eating odd stuff?

    Also, I know she’s young, but do you have a mineral block out for her? My friends sheep was eating everything, including wood and paint and then I found out she didn’t have any salt out for them. The eating stopped after that,
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    Hello from Canada!

    I’ve been a member of backyardchickens, and just heard of this site tonight when asking about an issue with my goat. I’ve a small herd of dorper sheep and a couple of Nigerian dwarf goats. I’ve been farming for about 13 years. I have leaned that you never stop learning and there’s always...
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    Prebirth Prolapse? Thoughts..

    So I’ve been lambing/kidding for 13 years and I’ve not ever seen this. This little goat is due to kid for her first time in the next 2-7 days (her actual due date is Jan 19th). When she stands up on a block to eat this comes out. When she stands normal she’s fine. Kids/kid are still moving about...
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