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Skinny Goat

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Goats' started by babsbag, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Sep 12, 2017
    Eteda

    Eteda Ridin' The Range

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    babsbag , you can change that low goat in the heard thing. its pretty easy. I use calf mana to achieve it. Poor little mira in the pic above had the low sheep syndrome too. I gave her about 1/2 a cup of calf manna a day when she was about 3 months old. I worked her up to that over a period of two months. she was bouncing around the yard one day (high on calf manna) and would go up to the older ewes and head but them in the hind end and run bouncing like crazy with delight. It was pay back time and she didn't care one iota. They had no idea what to do they were speechless and she was to fast. she was the classic hit and run. the little snot did it to me also. I busted out laughing. I let her stay on that amount of feed for 3 - 4 days or so and slowly brought her back down to earth so to speak. but it was funny. no one picks on her any more. She was running every where she had so much energy she didn't know what to do. she climbed like a goat and jumped off the shearing stand ran to the porch and cleared the edge without the steps. she shook her head at them all like a mad bull. she twisted , bucked and reared. she looked for any excuse to run. she took off around the house and the whole herd took off after her. they though she was running form something. around they went. she caught up to the tail end and I had a merry go round of 73 sheep following each other around and around the house. She is still the smallest and youngest but she has made her place in the herd. As soon as you bring in a new goat or some younger ones she will automatically be bumped up in the line of authority. however be really really careful and watch the animal carefully calf manna is so high in fat and protein its not worth messing one up with founder. you mentioned : She loves the Calf Manna and Goat Balancer. shes trying to tell you something. her body says to eat that. we crave chocolate and potato chips rite? that's why we gain weight. we eat what taste good that we like.:lol:
     
  2. Sep 12, 2017
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    That's hilarious, I can just see your little lamb doing a hit and run. Must have been fun to watch. I have fed calf manna sparingly. My oldest doe decided to free feed on some one day while I was being "entertained" by some other urgent manner and she was pretty sick for a week. I don't want to go through that again so when I bring calf manna here it is under lock and key. ;) But I do top dress feed in the dairy on occasion; I buy a bag about once a month. She could probably use some extra...a goat on steroids could be very interesting. :lol: