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Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Goats' started by ThreeGoatBarn, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Mar 23, 2017
    ThreeGoatBarn

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    Thats great advice thanks. I like the idea of collars. Any specific brand or design that works best? I'm fencing them in close their house we built and will increase the area as they become used to and manageable.
     
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  2. Mar 23, 2017
    CntryBoy777

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    We just got the nylon dog collars from WallyWorld...I think we got mediums....the Boys were weaned at 8wks old, and our doe was 8yrs old. She was very skittish and it took us about 8mnths to get her to come to us. But, now she is just the sweetest old thing, very personable, she is a FB pygmy and so she cycles all yr long....only bad thing about her, but she certainly can't help it.
     
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    ThreeGoatBarn

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    Here's hoping my boys will not be too wild. Thanks again for the collar and lead idea. We have a neighbor who's hunting 2 escaped boer goats in our neighborhood for 5 months now.
     
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    Ghost goats!
     
  6. Apr 19, 2017
    ThreeGoatBarn

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    Hey everybody got my 3 boys home and settled in. They're doing great and tamed down from running away if you looked at them to trying to be lap goats. That's one of my boys Pickle. At their previous home they ate browse and sweet feed. Mostly browse. I have hay, Dumor Noble Goat and used some of the sweet feed the owner sent home with me as a training aid. So far they have eaten zero hay. Well maybe a strand here and there. They prefer browse and Noble Goat that I mix with a bit of alfalfa pellet and the occasional treat of left over sweet feed and some BOSS. I top dressed the Noble Goat with some ammonium chloride. They ate it but looking at feeding instructions I didn't give them enough. They might change their minds. I'm really worried about calculi and getting ratios right. My plan was to have them eating hay but that went out the window first day they got here.

    Any suggestions on how I can better balance their diet?
     
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