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    Rear end weakness after illness in lamb

    So my original thread was this: https://www.backyardherds.com/threads/sheep-help-not-eating-and-weak.39261/ We took the 8 week old lamb to the vet (Monday) and he thought she had eaten something she shouldn’t based on X-ray. Was treated with abx, IV fluids, light dose of banamine, Bose, and...
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    Sheep help. Not eating and weak.

    Aprox 8 week old ewe lamb, Hampshire. thriving until yesterday. (Like super healthy and growing better than everyone!) Seemed slightly off but it was 89’ here so we thought she just might have gotten hot out in pasture. Twin brother was fine and they were together. 103 temp. Gave fluids orally...
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    Full House Farm's kidding thread 2018/19... A little late.

    So, I'm a little late this year since we have 10 babies on the ground. Better late than never, right? We had four Nigerian Does due in October and they all did great. October 17th- in the wee hours of the morning- Aravis (our @OneFineAcre 4 yr old doe) kidded first with triplets- she's had a...
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    Great weekend at two goat shows

    So we went to the North Florida Fair and the National Peanut Festival. The children and goats did great. In the youth show at NFF All our Nigerians got first in class and we took Champion in Jr and Sr does with One Fine Acre Aravis as a Senior and FHF Queen Jadis (Queen x One fine Acre Lord...
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    Full House Farms kidding thread- Single, twins and triplets!

    Well, I guess it's that time of year. We have two goats kidding before our "mass kidding rush" in December. OFA Aravis kidded this afternoon at day 145 with two lovely bucklings. I think one is polled. (Dam is) I've never seen newborns eat as much and as long as these guys. And one nurses laying...
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    And breeding season is in full swing @ Full House Farm

    Just got 8+ pregnancy tests back. I didn't test two, so we have 10 bred. 6 ND (Aravis, Orchid, Spice, Wattles, Queen, Gwen), 3 LM (Trixie, Cinder, Ginger), 1 Saanen (Vicey) Even the goat that I though wasn't because we never saw her in heat or bred came back positive. It's Ginger, my son's only...
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    Flea help

    Fleas.... gah! Help! For all of you in the freezing north- you can think of this while you shovel your car out and break ice for you animals. There are some downsides- but not many- to living in Florida. Pests don't die! Fleas are always bad here in Florida when we have a dry winter, which we...
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    Crowded show... ah, the drama.

    This will be our 5th year showing at our State Fair in Feb, which has a Youth show, a pay open show, and a no-pay open show- all ADGA sanctioned. Three years ago they started using a huge commercial tent. The ring and pens are all in the tent. Last year it was maxed out with 500 goats plus...
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    Full House Farm's 2016/17 Kidding thread- It's a wrap.Pictures!

    Now that I've got some obviously pregnant goats and some biopryn results back it's time to start looking forward to BABIES!!!!! I list due dates at day 147 for Nigerians and day 150 for Lamanchas. Our First batch of goats due is all Nigerians bred to OFA Lord Drinian: Orchid, fourth freshening...
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    Gah, why do goats have to be so fickle?

    So, I'd like some October Nigerian babies. Should be easy, right? Five weeks ago at least two of my Nigees that I wanted bred were in heat. Standing at the fence making life really miserable for the bucks. Wrote it down on the calendar and three weeks later I watched, and watched, and nope- no...
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    Considering LGD

    I'm seriously considering a LGD. I've been mulling it over, thinking, researching for quite some time. I have the opportunity to go visit and if I want put a deposit on a 75% Anatolian 25% GP puppy. Parents are guardians and have experience with Myotonic goats, larger stock and turkeys. For my...
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    Three show marathon was a success!

    We attended three shows in three weeks. (And I'm still not caught up on sleep!) My biggest brag. My 12 year old daughter, who owns 11 of our 13 goats, got first place in showmanship at ALL THREE FAIRS! She is on roll. All the fairs had good competition so she had to work hard. I'm happier about...
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    Full House Farms 2016 kidding thread! Baby watch!

    Yay! Goats are getting fat, first fresheners are starting to get their cute little udders, and the expectant does are getting grumpy and hungry. Our first two are due just before the new year- both Nigerian dwarfs. Aravis (fom One Fine Acre) has grown into a gorgeous yearling and is due Dec 21...
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    Can cats get bots?

    Our very spoiled barn cat had a sore on his back two weeks ago. It healed fine, but he was pretty miserable for a few days. I guessed he caught it going under a fence or something since it looked like a small puncture wound. Today, he has another just a few inches away from it. Looks like a...
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    Help with baby goat not feeling well.

    Nigerian Dwarf. 2 weeks old. Pulled from mom Sunday and has been thriving as bottle baby on goat milk. Bottle at 7am. Seemed a bit snotty. Had some diarreah this afternoon, but was given milk with colostrum this an and it's yellowy- so likely the cause. Temp 101.8 Hasn't wanted to eat...
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    Tiny teets

    I have a first freshener grade Lamancha with very small teats and orafices. The main problem is the teats. Until her udder is soft I'm going to need to figure out something. No mastitis or udder congestion now- just a very full udder. Took me 30 minutes to get 4 oz- because I can't grasp them to...
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    Foot injury... Trouble goat again.

    So, Trixie the trouble goat put her foot through the metal mesh in our wagon. We had to get it out, but at least we noticed right away when she got caught. We cleaned the wound just under her dew claw and between her hoof right away with iodine. Last night barely a limp- and she tends to be a...
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    Another show season for us

    We've had two shows so far (oct/nov) and the crazy Florida show season starts for us in just over a week. One in January, the State fair in Feb, along with another ADGA Nigerian only show two weeks later. We have a one day show every weekend in March- all ADGA except one. One is a Nigerian...
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    FullHouseFarm Kidding thread- Pics of our last babies of the year!

    So, our first doe, Ruby, is due around January 16. She is a Lamancha, second fresher. I'm guessing probably twins, or maybe triplets. Second goat is Nim a FF Lamancha/Saanen grade. We didn't think she settled but bio tracking says she is. She is probably due around Jan 19. There is a chance she...
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    Surprising results on pregnancy tests-everybody is bred!

    So, we were sending in two blood samples to biotracking for some pet Nigerian does that we were given (both CAE neg, yay!) so we decided to send in pregnancy tests for the Nigerian we purchased bred (to confirm) and the two yearling Lamanchas that we didn't think settled. One, Prissy, I was on...
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