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  1. Vkp23

    Where to buy?

    I’m looking for the best online (USA) place to buy goat milking supplies. Most places I’ve found have larger herd equipment. I’m looking for equipment for a small herd. I would like to find a very small basic pump with very basic cups (I think that’s what they are called) my idea is to be able...
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    Wormers….?

    Thank you! Saved the image for later use!
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    Wormers….?

    So, I’m paranoid when it comes to things like worms and I understand goats are some wormy little buggers. Plus I hear they can go down hill very fast over worms. So my plan is to every 1st of the month giving them a selenium supplement and a worming treatment. Plus having a set schedule will...
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    When to offer….

    So ”Orange Man Baaa” is almost a week old. When do I begin offering him hay? I’ve read a week, two weeks all the way up to 8 weeks. 😕
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    Should I be worried? *please help!*

    Thank you for the suggestions! The kayro syrup did the trick! i wish I had remembered that bit of advice from having my babies. You’d think I’d remember considering i have 6 kids. Lol. I’m also gonna keep the fleet enema tip in mind too! Thanks again!
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    Should I be worried? *please help!*

    How much and would kayro syrup work? I remember hearing that helped for human babie. None of my kids were ever constipated Though.
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    Should I be worried? *please help!*

    No, not really. He had one little nugget the other morning but that was it. I tried wiping him with a warm wet cloth but that didn’t do anything.
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    Should I be worried? *please help!*

    So one of the lady’s I was getting a baby from messaged me on Friday and she had a buckling born. He’s super pretty so I told her I’d take him. I brought him home Saturday afternoon. We’ve gotten him eating really well from the bottle now. He’s taking about 3 ounces at a time, about every 3...
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    Ivermectin injections

    I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this. Sorry if it isn’t the right place. If I were to use the ivermectin injections, how often can I use it? I’d like do just have something I can do monthly like selenium just like as an upkeep so it doesn’t become something that gets on top of...
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    Storage options

    Great! Looked it up and found one at lowes. Thank you!
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    Storage options

    I’m thinking along the lines of storing feed in a large trash can but not sure how to keep bugs and rodents out. Any suggestions for how to keep the pests out or something else more appropriate To store feed in? Im not sure if 5 gallon buckets would be appropriate. I feel I would have to have...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    When we did chickens we said all of them their name was dinner. Lol. I did test the waters a little bit tonight with the 13yr old and 8yr old. She made an evil face and was all “come here little goat, I’m gonna eat you”. Then said she was more concerned that goat meat would be nasty and that it...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    Oh no! Not mad at all! I need al, the help I can get! What is the selenium levels in it? With 6 children things are always constant and I don’t want any absent mindedness or business to cause horrible lapses in nutrition. I’m hoping to have something with enough in it to make sure they stay...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    I know with my oldest, she was very young when we did chickens. She doesn’t have much issue with separating herself from food. The 13 yr old, she’s an odd one anyway. 😂 had no issue yeeting a dead squirrel into the woods.…bare hands. She also threw a dead fish on the younger ones when we went...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    That is an EXCELLENT idea! Ugh I HATE waste and try not to waste as much as possible. If I can use that grass for something, I would love to! Ok, so if the 3 oldest goats are around 4 months old…they should be roughly old enough around….February…?
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    That is actually a very lovely way to think about it. The big girls (16 & 13) would understand, but I think I would rather tell the little kids that we sold them to someone. At least until they are old enough to not be bothered by it. Chickens would be one thing. They wouldn’t care much at all...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    omg! Through a fence! Holy crap. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Well what would be considered full grown? I haven’t a clue like how big they are gonna get. I mean I have an idea, but don’t know for sure. I just didn’t know if there was like some kind of sweet spot to wait for. Like you know too young will kill them...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    What you’re saying is def getting me thinking. I think I’d ride the fence a little. We’ve done meat chickens before. I was able to emotionally separate myself from the meat birds ok. We just were not the best at butchering so we’d likely need to find someone to process for us. pigs Id like...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    I actually have considered letting the Nigerian have babies with the girls first and then have him fixed. That way their first babies will be smaller. Not totally sure yet. I do have time. But if push comes to shove, I’ll have the vet do it. the electric fence is for sure happening exactly...
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    New and could use lots of tips!

    I live in NE Georgia and from having done some looking around on here saw where you can just look up what your area is deficient in. Georgia is one really low on selenium. I have been searching loose minerals. I found one that was pretty high in the copper and selenium. Is it not possible to...
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