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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farm momma1980, Sep 12, 2017.

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  1. Sep 12, 2017
    Farm momma1980

    Farm momma1980 Exploring the pasture

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    Hi everyone! I am new and I came here to get advice on goats. I had a bottle baby fall into my lap. lol
    My family has 24 chickens, 4 pekin ducks, 3 dog, 3 cats and now one little doeling Nigerian Dwarf.
    I found today that the goat has goat lice. I freaked out temporally then went to researching what needed to be done.
     
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    Baymule Herd Master

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    Although I have not dealt with it, I have heard Diatamaceous Earth and horse fly spray can be helpful.

    Getting a fecal on new goats is always a good idea, too. The stress of moving can cause a parasite bloom.

    Goats are herd animals and it would be a good idea to start looking for a companion for your new girl.

    :welcome
     
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    Hipshot Overrun with beasties

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    Welcome to BYH Tn. is a good place to be from . Since it a small doeling you can do a dip or bath .You may need to do it twice Most any good lice treatment for goats will be fine . Make sure it kills the type of lice your goat has. Farmers CO-OP or TSC will have what you need . Check ingredients between all of them so your not over paying . You do want to take care of the infestation a quick as possible . Also limit contact until you get them gone . To me one is as good as another .
     
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    Welcome to BYH from Indiana! :frow
    I don't have goats, but several here do. I do know that you get into goat math pretty quick when you join on here:)
     
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    How old is the kid?

    I'd bathe her with some permethrins. Once she is treated you will need to get her another goat friend :)

    Welcome to the forum BTW!

    We love pics, especially of baby goats ;)
     
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    Welcome to the forum from another Tennessean.
     
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Greetings and welcome to BYH. Grats on your new herd addition. Hope you get the little creepy crawlies all eradicated. Browse around and make yourself at home.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I treated her with permethrins. I'm going to do it again in a few days for good measure. When do you all usually wean a baby goat?
     
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    Since it's a Nigie, you can start weaning it at about 8 weeks... Or if you feel like continuing bottle feeding, do it longer. As long as she has access to good browse, maybe some goat chow (pellets/feed) and hay and is eating, she should be OK. Some do it cold turkey, some do it in steps. In Nature, momma goat would do it over time as she's drying off. Some sooner, some later...