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  1. Robyn8

    Coccidia in lambs

    I posted this in another string, but wasn't sure if anyone would see it. I have 3 adult sheep, 2 adult goats, and 4 4H lambs. They are all housed together on pasture with the 4H lambs separated at night and for feeding. 1 of the 4H lambs has loose stool. Fecal showed coccidia at +++ (great...
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    vomit or diarrhea?

    We got lambs for 4H on Saturday. We have the 2 lambs penned together inside our small barn while they acclimate. I noticed yesterday that one has a smelly watery green substance on her back. I also noticed the same substance in the pen on the bedding this am. There was also at least one fresh...
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    Copper bolus question

    My goats don’t like goat minerals and will only eat sheep minerals. I have tried different brands and no luck. They eat hay and a handful of grain a couple times a week. I add minerals to the grain when I give it but one goat has some coat fading. I gave him a kid size copper bolus (he’s a 40...
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    thiamine dosage

    Hi, I have a 9 month old goat recovering from a jaw fracture and severe tongue laceration. See my previous post for the full story: https://www.backyardherds.com/threads/goat-with-teeth-knocked-out.38857/page-3#post-585742 His surgery was Friday the 21st. We just finished antibiotics today...
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    Goat with teeth knocked out?

    I think my goat has some knocked out teeth or injured jaw maybe? He’s very quiet which is super weird for him, and has bloody drool around his mouth. He wants to eat but it definitely looks like it hurts. There was also blood in the water bucket. I tried to get his mouth open to look but he...
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    Wether mounting ewe lamb

    this is my first year with sheep. I have a wether and two ewe lambs. All 7 months old. I noticed the wether is trying to mount one of the ewes. Just the one. She seems to almost be inviting him to. She’ll stand near him, he’ll try to mount, she’ll walk away. I figured some mounting might...
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    Commercial farm classification

    I wasn’t sure where to put this question. We have a small beginners hobby farm. Chickens, 2 goats, 3 sheep, Pyr. My neighbor complained about my pyr barking from 7:30-8:30 am “most weekends”. He is not outside all night as we lock all the animals in. I let him out when I let all the...
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    diarrhea in new lambs

    I picked up 3 new Shetland lambs about a week ago. They are 3 months old. 2 developed diarrhea over the weekend. They are all eating, drinking, and acting completely normal otherwise. They were not wormed before I got them. I have ordered a fecal test kit which should arrive today. But...
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    bottle baby questions

    I have 2 bottle fed Nigerian Dwarfs. They are just over 9 weeks now. We've had them 2 weeks. They came from a local dairy and are both doing great but I have few questions. #1: I'm having trouble weaning them. They were getting 3 bottles a day of about 10-12 oz when we brought them home at...
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    bottle baby questions

    I have 2 bottle fed Nigerian Dwarfs. They are just over 9 weeks now. We've had them 2 weeks. They came from a local dairy and are both doing great but I have few questions. #1: I'm having trouble weaning them. They were getting 3 bottles a day of about 10-12 oz when we brought them home at...
  11. Robyn8

    bottle baby questions

    I have 2 bottle fed Nigerian Dwarfs. They are just over 9 weeks now. We've had them 2 weeks. They came from a local dairy and are both doing great but I have few questions. #1: I'm having trouble weaning them. They were getting 3 bottles a day of about 10-12 oz when we brought them home at...
  12. Robyn8

    bottle baby questions

    I have 2 bottle fed Nigerian Dwarfs. They are just over 9 weeks now. We've had them 2 weeks. They came from a local dairy and are both doing great but I have few questions. #1: I'm having trouble weaning them. They were getting 3 bottles a day of about 10-12 oz when we brought them home at...
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    baby kids and hawks

    HI! We'll be getting our first baby kids this spring in late May most likely. They will be Nigerian dwarfs and we are getting two. The farmer we're getting them from usually lets them go at 10-11 weeks when weaned but as they are bottle fed anyways, we can take them sooner if we like and...
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    confused on fencing

    Hi! We are finally ready to start our "herd" and I'm very confused on what we should do for fencing. Here are the details: We will be getting 2 market lambs for 4h and 2 Nigerian Dwarf kids this April / May. The lambs will be sold at the end of August. We are only zoned for a max of 8...
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    goat and lamb pasture

    Hi there, We are still in the planning stages to officially start our herd this spring! We're planning to start with two pet Nigerian dwarf goats from a local dairy, and 2 market lambs for 4H, so the lambs will only be with us from April to end of August. I realize they have different mineral...
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    when to let my Pyr sleep outside

    Hi, We have a 6 month old Pyr. We got him as a 8 week old pup from a breeder with working parents. We only have chickens right now that do not even free range, so we are using him more as a farm dog, and plan to eventually use him to keep the chickens safe when I start to free range. He is...
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    New in Mi

    Hello my name is Robyn. I'm also on backyardchickens with same username if you see me over there. I live in Southeast Michigan (Ann Arbor area) on 10 acres. We have our first flock of chickens and hope to add goats in a few years. We getting our first Great Pyrenees in a few weeks to help...
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