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Orphaned Spanish goats

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Bowman85, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Jan 9, 2017
    Bowman85

    Bowman85 Chillin' with the herd

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    We don't really have an actual feed store. We have a Tractor Supply but the people who work there aren't the most competent people. Even the vets looked at me weird when I asked if they disbud kids. I think my husband and I will just have to watch tons of videos and order the disbudding iron. And do it ourselves. I'm in Monahans. About 45 miles west of Odessa
     
  2. Jan 9, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    You can do it! If you were just a BIT closer I'd offer to help you out - but it's a mere 8+ hour drive.
     
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    Bowman85

    Bowman85 Chillin' with the herd

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    Awe thanks. Yeah I seem to be way out here. Away from everyone that has experience in what I'm jumping head first into. Lol
     
  4. Jan 9, 2017
    babsbag

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    It is frightening more for you than the kids. But you need to do them soon, like NOW. 7-10 days for most of the big goats. Since you are beginner the smaller the little horn bud the better. I use a disbudding box but my friend wraps them in a burlap bag or a big towel and sits on them. She also ices the burn.
     
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    Bowman85

    Bowman85 Chillin' with the herd

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    That's what I was reading. So I'm ordering the iron and going to have it expressed or something. Yeah I'm really nervous about it. But I guess the Lord thinks were ready. :)
     
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    Southern by choice

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    The manufacturer of one of the irons actually recommends Fiasco Farms video of how to disbud.
     
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    Thank you Southern by choice
     
  9. Jan 12, 2017
    Bowman85

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    Disbudding iron will be here today. So will vaccines to give goats. Seriously nervous about disbudding the girls. But on a lighter note they will be getting shots. On the pneumonia shot when do I give it?
     
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    I do it at 3 weeks or when I do the first CDT if the kid is from a doe that has not been vaccinated. Then I do another when they are 4 months if they are still here. If the kids are from a vaccinated doe I don't do it all until I do the entire herd the following year.

    This is from the manufactures label.

    Animals vaccinated when less than 3 months old should be re-vaccinated at weaning or at 4 to 6 months of age.