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Hens and Roos

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Yep I just posted on a Facebook group wanting my goat disbudded, lots of people actually recommended my vet! But a $75 farm call + however much she charges is kind of ehh. But I will call her tonight and I will probably go with her. She can look at my ewes while she's here to make sure they're doing alright.

It cost us $100 to have the vet come and dehorn our ND- so worth it since the kids put their face by her head and she is so quick.
 

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She sure is cute! Not sure I could have a house goat, even part-time, but love baby goats! Congratulations on your new addition!
 

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It cost us $100 to have the vet come and dehorn our ND- so worth it since the kids put their face by her head and she is so quick.
:ep Wow I had a complete surgical dehorning done on an older doe for less than that!
I have mine sedated, also given a nerve block and disbudded for $30.

@madcow we have baby goats in the house right now. They are in a playpen... out in the day when it is nice. We are acclimating them to outside. The only reason they are in is we pulled them at birth and feed them every 3 hours for the first 3 days then we expand til they sleep through the night. They are a hoot in the house!
 

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:ep Wow I had a complete surgical dehorning done on an older doe for less than that!
I have mine sedated, also given a nerve block and disbudded for $30.

@madcow we have baby goats in the house right now. They are in a playpen... out in the day when it is nice. We are acclimating them to outside. The only reason they are in is we pulled them at birth and feed them every 3 hours for the first 3 days then we expand til they sleep through the night. They are a hoot in the house!

that included the farm call, the sedation and nerve block plus the dehorning....actually I think the dehorning was around $7...there are not many large animal/farm vets around this area. I was lucky to fing this one!

I don't think I could have goats in the house either ;)
 

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I figured they must be house trainable (is that a word?) :) Even my parrot is paper trained and it's a lot easier to hold him over paper than clean up the mess. :)
 

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Yep we are trying to house train her a bit while she's living inside. After every bottle we take her outside so she can pee. My mom says they are just like a human baby in their bathroom habits... and she has been right so far lol so we try to get her outside at the critical times.

But the vet should be coming out sometime this morning to disbud her. And I'm also going to have her look at her. She's been scouring for about a day and a half now. Her temp is 103.5 which is on the very high end for normal according to the merck vet manual. I did change her milk replacer... they were giving her the goat version and I switched her to lamb of the same brand. But she had gotten three bottles totaling 48 oz over the course of a day and a half before she started scouring, which seems like a long time if it were due to a diet change.

And this morning she only drank 4 Oz before calling it quits. She keeps wanting to suck on my finger so I give her the bottle but she doesn't want it. :idunno
 

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