Possible purchase or pregnant doe - bottle baby

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@Goat Whisperer I'll have results emailed to me and keep on file.

She's slept through the night again. So, she didn't like the bathtub. She has kicked my dog out of her dog bed in the laundry room and made that her sleeping area. Which works out perfect. The dogs get to sleep with the kids (which is not the norm) and Miracle gets the laundry room all to herself. :)

Last night and this morning though she's giving us the hardest time with feeding :he She's been doing great up until last night. She's wanting to eat, nudging and trying to get milk out of anything/everything! :ep but yet since last night wants nothing to do with the nipple. :hu DH is luckily home again today due to the weather. So hopefully he will have some luck. Her last feeding was at 10:30pm last night. Then at 6:30am she was acting hungry, but for the life of me couldn't get her to latch on.
 

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I don't recall how old she is but you might try switching her to a pail/pan for milk feeding. I sold 3 goats kids to the same buyer this year and he didnt bother with the bottle and just dumped the formula in a pan...no problems he said. Those kids were 5-6 weeks old though.
 

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Miracle sure is getting bigger! I'm planning on weighing her tonight!

She's taking the bottle MUCH better now. We are feeding her about 4 times a day and she's taking in about 6 oz each feeding. Just last night and this morning we didn't even have to help her open her mouth to take it, she opened and took it herself! :weee Makes life SOO much easier once they get the hang of it.

She currently sleeps in the laundry room in the dog bed (under protest from the dogs). She's so great, we put her up around 10:30pm and she sleeps through until 6:30am the next day! And doesn't have any accidents during the night! But, you better get her outside in the morning otherwise you'll be cleaning up pee everywhere (learned b y waiting to take her out one morning).

She's doing great and seems to be thriving. She's started to jump around, and I realize now she will be outside soon. As she's almost able to jump on the couch. :barnie Can't have that! :lol: Might be cute now, but when she's 150 lbs and thinks she can still do that, it'll be a problem.

Right now with all the rain NC is getting the stall that we'd put her in is nothing but mud :he We have fans out there last night and today trying to dry it out. I don't want to put her out there until it's dried up.


I do worry though when I try to introduce her to the herd once she's a bit bigger that they will bully her. :hu How can I avoid that?
 

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So friday she will be 3 weeks old. She's 7 lbs. She's not eating what I think she should be. I can only get her to take 3 oz or so per feeding, every 6 hrs. Now she is grazing. She's outside a alot and I watch her etching grass and stuff.

Is this normal? @Goat Whisperer
 

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My bottle babies were taking about 12-16 oz. 3 x a day at 3 weeks. However, they were quite a bit bigger than 7 lbs, more like 15 lbs but I don't think that that is near enough milk for her. When I am feeding kids I make them refuse the bottle three time before I decide that they are really done.

I love her colors.
 

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She should probably have a thiamine shot (B-1) if you don't have that then a b complex shot

Her weight is not good at all and good that you see that.
What was her birth-weight?
 

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This is very abnormal and very concerning. I'm pretty busy right now so this is going to be short, not trying to sound rude!

Did she get real, goat colostrum? How old was it?
If it was a replacer or supplement what kind and type? (There is a difference between replacer and supplement) I know you told me but I can't remember.

I would be very concerned about G6S
Based on the pics you posted it looked like dam is a nubian cross. Nub X boer are common crosses.
If both parents carry the gene they can produce affected kids.
Google G6S in nubians and read up a bit.

Like SBC said- BW?
 

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She's only gained 1 lb. No real colistrum, manna pro from tractor supply, mom died, no access to real. She was given real goats milk for the first few days then whole cows milk. I wasn't around when this happened, relied on a neighbor.

I have b complex. I can give her an injection.

I'll Google G6S in the mean time. Her hips seem too sunken in. Hen I weighed her and only saw a 1 lb increases and the loss of appitite, I knew something wasn't quite right.
 

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This is the colostrum
 

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