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Selling as bottle babies is a good idea. Especially if you supply a small amount of frozen milk to switch onto replacer (or offer to do it for the buyers). They are very cute at that age and with so many people stuck at home n quarantine, bottle feeding will not be a hardship - particularly if they have children at home to do the feeding. You can bottle babies sell as young as 2 weeks if you give CDT now.
Just went and checked on her doe again...she isn't looking very well, scours and has a bad smell that's gotten worse since this morning....I just need to shut my mouth and tend to my own animals, we go through this every year with kids there...Cleaning animals housing is not that hard :barnie:he
 

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Had a long talk with neighbor about the doe and the orphaned kids, two of the kids are coming to our house and that will lessen the job for her, she wants to keep them for a week or two , then I can sell them for her.....As for the doe, I explained what was going on with her and that if a vet doesn't come then the doe will die within 48 hours...long story short , it pretty much has come down to " the doe's value is not worth the minimum vet fee of $150 for hm to come" ..., so when she goes down I will put her out of her misery,....
My neighbor will be 80 this year, animal births bring her joy and happiness....but after our conversation today she realized it's time to stop breeding animals and just enjoy a few as pets...
.lord I hope she sticks to that thought :bow :fl
 

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Isn't she the one that wasn't going to breed the donkeys and then there was another foal???? And she is not steady on her feet and all and you have had to go check on her everyday???? I thought she had sold out everything last year that could "breed" ???? God bless you.... I realize that vets are expensive... but having animals means that there are times that you need to spend the money if it is necessary. I agree that it is past time for her to stop if she is not able to even feed bottle babies....
 

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Isn't she the one that wasn't going to breed the donkeys and then there was another foal???? And she is not steady on her feet and all and you have had to go check on her everyday???? I thought she had sold out everything last year that could "breed" ???? God bless you.... I realize that vets are expensive... but having animals means that there are times that you need to spend the money if it is necessary. I agree that it is past time for her to stop if she is not able to even feed bottle babies....
Yes Jan, same person lol, ...I am trying not to be judgemental about the situation as I am still 11 years from being a 80 year old woman who "still wants to do it all", ....some people just take a little longer to realize that it's time to let things go that they can't keep up with.....
I would hate it if someone told me I "wasn't capable " of caring for my animals anymore , ...she is figuring it out now, ...hopefully this is the last time..🥺
 

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So the day started off bottle feeding the two kids, and regular morning chores....so far so good.......
Went to check on neighbor and she put one doe out with the mother as neighbor couldn't stand Tilly crying, ....decided she is keeping both doe's now and I can do what I want with the boys....I told her that because we weren't sure if they received colostrum that I would give the four kids a CDT shot today, ....got that done....then went to check on Tilly and she is covered with yuck , so I said WE need to clean her off, went inside her back door got a bucket of warm water and we headed down the high back steps...neighbor fell off the side of the steps onto a pvc water pipe and it broke and water is shooting all over the place and soaking her ...got her upright and tried to shut off the water but ther was no Flippin shut off , she went and called her "husband" and he is trying to give directions on how to do it, she broke the handle to one valve, he's upset , she breaks into tears and then I got the phone, finally went and shut off power to the pump.....went back to my place and filled water jugs so their will be some water available till he gets home from work.....went inside and checked her out for injuries and she has a baseball sized blue bruise/ lump on her leg and some scrapes, fixed them, got her on couch , leg on pillow , ice pack, lunch,... bottle fed inside kid...then went out cleaned Tilly, bottle fed that kid.....will be doing her afternoon chores today.....
Got my mid morning chores done, and husbands ready for lunch already....he is down with a unworking knee lol,
At least my four dogs are being very cooperative with the two goat kids that are on the kitchen island, lol.., anytime the kids make a sound the dogs go to make sure they are OK, and when bottle feeding the goats, the dogs lick them clean.....
Can't make this silly crazy morning stuff up :lol: ....retirement ain't for wimps round here .....
Wondering what the rest of the day will bring my way :idunno:lol::lol::lol: ???
 
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Neighbors goat went into labor yesterday at 9:30 am , she texted me at 1pm to say she was having problems....by 2pm I had untangled the four kids and they were out, two boys and two girls :highfive: ...this morning our goat Beth went into labor and we had triplets, two boys and one girl :weeeour animal math took us from five goats to ten lol....three rabbits to ten rabbits, four dogs to 13...all from Tuesday to sunday....one more goat to kid in a month or so then Jazz is due for puppies...washer and dryer are working overtime and we are beat, hitting the hay early tonight, and hoping for a quiet week ahead...😍:bow🤪:yesss::frow
Congratulations! I hope all is still going well. I wouldn't be surprised if I start tonight with my kids. was 23 to get out I'm going to be doing some serious goat map myself.not to mention the death of a llama which led to one dog on a wait a minute that became nine...
 

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Ahhh crap, neighbors goat that had quads has no milk...none, so the four kids are inside her house till we get them on a schedule and used to the bottle....then will most likely come here as it's too much for her to care for at her age....thankfully we have a lot of frozen goat milk taking up space....seems like its always something to keep us busy 🤪 :hu
oh wow, I'm glad you're able to help. since 20 of my 23 you're going to result in kids I have to raise this year since I'm going to do dhir I don't want to think about how many bottles and buckets.
 
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