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Mini Silky's Kidding 2018

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by MiniSilkys, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 21, 2018
    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    I am going to go ahead and start a kidding thread even though I do not know when it will happen. I think soon but I don't have any due dates. This is because I was keeping my does locked away from my buck until my youngest was 1 year old (which was in Jan. when I turned them out) but they are already well past three months along. My sneaky little buck kept getting himself off his chain and openning the does gate and chasing them around the yard all fall. They would only be out from 5-20 minutes until I got them back in. But it looks like he was fast and very fertile, no thanks to my grandma's boston terrier who attacked the goat and tore his sack a year ago. But anyway. I went to TSC today and spent almost $100 on goat supplies. I am going to list what I got and if someone can tell me what I should use or what else I might need that would be great. I need more healthy goats. So here goes:
    Goats Prefer: Probiotic Plus paste
    Jump-start plus
    Producer's Pride: Colostrum gel multi-species
    Durvet: Lamb and Kid paste
    Durvet: Lamb and kid Omega= 3 6 9 Plus
    Goat Nutri-drench
    Iodine for animals, they don't sell iodine at walmart!
    pritchard bottle nipples
    nasal aspriator (fred's)
    small syringe
    Belle in front Anna in back
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    Belle TF She was a single.
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    Anna FF She was a single from Belle
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    This is Jack, my Buck.
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    So any advice?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2018
    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    Has anyone ever posted the "Doe code"?
     
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    Hatties Hoppers

    Hatties Hoppers Ridin' The Range

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    Nice looking goats
     
  4. Feb 22, 2018
    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    Has anyone ever used any of this stuff. I never have. I need advice. My largest doe barely reaches my knee at her back and I am only 5'4. How much should I use and which one. I want to be ready when they kid. I bought almost every thing I saw for goats. I figured what I didn't need I could return later.
    Goats Prefer: Probiotic Plus paste
    Jump-start plus
    Producer's Pride: Colostrum gel multi-species
    Durvet: Lamb and Kid paste
    Durvet: Lamb and kid Omega= 3 6 9 Plus
    Goat Nutri-drench
     
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    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    Thank you. :D
     
  6. Feb 23, 2018
    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    Belle had a rough day today. Just plain uncomfortable. It sounded like a thunderstorm in her gut. She could not bloat on goat feed/sweet feed and hay, could she? Seems to have a hard time breathing. Baby was kicking up a storm as well. Her side was jumping everywhere.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    I think you have a good handle on things. Naturally you are anxious and want everything to go well. When my sheep lamb, they always give birth overnight or moments before I check on them. We just finished our 3rd lambing and on the last one, finally got to witness the birth.

    Mother Nature will kick in and your goats will know what to do. My advice is to check on them, if you are lucky enough to be present when they give birth, take lots of pictures!

    Relax, take a deep breath. You can do this. More importantly, the does can do this. And yes, doe code is talked about all the time here as other people also have pregnant does that drive them nuts.

    @babsbag @Goat Whisperer @misfitmorgan @frustratedearthmother
     
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    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict

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    We’ve all read and talk about “Doe Code” that I know of. It’s all been referred to as doe code in rabbits too, cow code, ewe code, sow code, etc. :cool:
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    How much feed are you giving her?
     
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    You shouldn't need to use any of those things.
    The nutri drench may be used if the doe is laboring and getting tired.
    After kidding give her a bucket of warm water with molasses in it.

    The other products are basically for emergencies.

    The probiotics are always something to have on hand so that is great.
    The Colostrum multi species - you really should not need and IMO better to have real colostrum from a clean herd. The mom will have it, if kids are nursing great. If you pull the kids to bottle feed they need 10% of body weight in the first 12 hours.
    The jump start is good if you have a very weak kid.
    I think the other products are similar and may be redundant.
     
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