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Here few pictures just now of her.
 

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She appears very dairy. When do you plan on weaning her kids?
I personally do not feed goat feed. I feed mare and foal. My goats do better on it. If they're thin I'll add in boss & beet pulp.
But if she's milking this may be an impossible feat as she may just produce more.

Did she look like this prior to breeding?
 

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Honestly i havent a clue on how she looked prior to breeding as i got her on the 9th of this month. And yes she is milk a good amount. I plan to wean the kids at 4 months but i also will contiune to milk as we have three with cow milk allergy in a house hold of six so we kinda of need it and also was thinking about giving her what i use to give my other goats which was 2 parts barlet, 2 parts oats, one part sunflower and on part calf manna. They did really well on that. I bought this feed because my normal feed store was closed that day.
 

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OH. If she's that new, I'd still recommend the fecal, but I'd worry less. The fecal will make sure your changes will help her and not worms, but goats take time to adjust to changes and put on weight-way too long, imo. Let her settle into a good place. Free choice hay, good grain on the stand, clean water, minerals and vitamins, and parasite control.

You could try a different grain if you wanted, play with what you mix in, but whatever you do as long as she's not getting worse, give her a month or two to adjust to what you change. Take pictures for yourself and compare if you have trouble telling if she changes condition.
 

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Okay so i shouldnt worry that heer rumon not as big as my other goats i had then until she is more settled.
 

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You know her best because you can walk up, observe her behavior, and put your hands on her, but yes, I would worry more if that was her body condition after her being in my care already for over 4-8 weeks. Or if she was deteriorating or becoming lethargic.

Definitely pay attention at least to her famacha if you don't want to fecal. My new goats always seem to come up with a bad case of worms a few weeks after being moved here wether I worm them as soon as I get them home or not.
 

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Okay i will check the famacha regularly. So far she pretty active. Her appetite bugs me. My goats other would eat grain like a kid in a candy store she just takes a few bites then leaves most of it. Its why i leave it out for her. By then end of the day most of its gone before the evening feeding. Pretty sure the chickens are living this goat lol. She currently locked in her and the kids yard with hay and alfalfa. I probably let her out in a small pasture here in a bit but she hasnt spent much time in her yard i want her to get more comfortable with the other animals in that area. She had never seen a cat, chicken, duck, geese, pigs or cows so she had quite an eye opening experience lol.
 

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You could try a different brand or type of grain. I've had does that hate Purina. They love blue seal 18 percent dairy grain and I mix in things to bring up the fat, selenium, calcium, and vitamin e content and reduce the overall protein slightly. People report success with mare and foal grain. Nutrena gave my does milk a bad taste. There are other brands of grains. You should have plenty of options including plain, old COB. If you do go the cob route, be aware that modern corn has less protein than it used to have-something you learn living in one of the USA's biggest corn producing states as a kid. Corn is fat and carb high, good in that way for does, but now protein poor, so less good than it once was.

You could also give her some vitamin b, but I hesitate to add ANOTHER thing to the list of things you're giving her. That helps appetite if rumen function is low. Pro bios are good too, good that you're giving them.

A hay based diet is probably the best thing to give her long term for rumen health. I hope she settles in and fattens up for you a bit.
 

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I did give her the viatemin b gel yesterday. I havent been giving them on a daily baise just one dose if each i gave one on the 9 two on the 10 and some on the eleventh. And the b yesterday. I was wondering if the foraging was helping her or making it harder for her ruman. Granted we feed coastal hay and thats also what is in our pasture along with several kinds of weeds.
 
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