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My 2 month old goat is not eating. She acted a little picky this morning but she has done this before. So I did not think alot about it. But when I just went out to feed them, she sniffed it and would not eat. I tried to hand feed her and she still would not eat. She has been just great. Running and playing and being a baby. I am so worried. Is this normal or what should I look for? Her gums and eyes look fine. No runny nose, stomach is not bloated. Please help me.


Edited by terrilhb - 9/25/11 at 1:42pm
Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Has she had her vaccinations?  Are there any poisonous plant's she could have gotten into?  What does her normal diet consist of?  Has she been dewormed?  Any fever?  Is she up and about as usual or laying around a lot? 

Sorry for all the ?'s, lot's of things it could be.

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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You may want to post this on BYC's sister site (BackyardHerds.com ), if you haven't already. Good Luck!

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Has she had her vaccinations?  Are there any poisonous plant's she could have gotten into?  What does her normal diet consist of?  Has she been dewormed?  Any fever?  Is she up and about as usual or laying around a lot? 

Sorry for all the ?'s, lot's of things it could be.


She has all her vaccinations. Not any that I know of. She is in her normal fenced in area where she has been for about 1 month. She still drinks milk from her mom, eats hay at will, Noble medicated goat pellets. 1/4 cup 2x a day. Minerals and baking soda whenever they want it. Yesterday she was up and running. She was out this morning for awhile but than it started to rain. No fever. I felt her belly and it is soft. Like normal. This is our 1st baby and I am so worried. Thanks for answering.

Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Originally Posted by terrilhb 
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Originally Posted by cafarmgirl 

Has she had her vaccinations?  Are there any poisonous plant's she could have gotten into?  What does her normal diet consist of?  Has she been dewormed?  Any fever?  Is she up and about as usual or laying around a lot? 

Sorry for all the ?'s, lot's of things it could be.


She has all her vaccinations. Not any that I know of. She is in her normal fenced in area where she has been for about 1 month. She still drinks milk from her mom, eats hay at will, Noble medicated goat pellets. 1/4 cup 2x a day. Minerals and baking soda whenever they want it. Yesterday she was up and running. She was out this morning for awhile but than it started to rain. No fever. I felt her belly and it is soft. Like normal. This is our 1st baby and I am so worried. Thanks for answering.


Have you seen her nursing today?   If she is doing that and otherwise seems ok then I think I'd just keep an eye on her and see if she gets back to eating as usual by tonight or tomorrow.  Since she's a baby if she's not eating what you consider normal by tomorrow then you might have the vet take a look if you have one that knows goats.  I'd also watch to see if she's pooping/peeing normally.

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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Originally Posted by terrilhb 

My 2 month old goat is not eating. She acted a little picky this morning but she has done this before. So I did not think alot about it. But when I just went out to feed them, she sniffed it and would not eat. I tried to hand feed her and she still would not eat. She has been just great. Running and playing and being a baby. I am so worried. Is this normal or what should I look for? Her gums and eyes look fine. No runny nose, stomach is not bloated. Please help me.


Hi Terri!  Did you get Deb on the phone?  I hope the little goat-girl is perky soon.

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post #7 of 9

How are things now? Any better?

I would give a bit of pro bias and try and get some gatorade in him to give him some energy to want to eat. It might lift him up enough to eat a bit.

Good work is not cheap and cheap work is not good.

She felt he loved her the most when it seemed to him she loved him the least.

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Good work is not cheap and cheap work is not good.

She felt he loved her the most when it seemed to him she loved him the least.

Nothing good comes easy....and nothing that comes easy is good.
Good things don't end......unless they end badly!
I have been called worse-by better!

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She seems to be feeling better today. She did eat this morning. Took her almost a 1/2 hour to eat but she ate. Thank you everyone for your help. I really appreciate it.

Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Glad to here she's feeling more like herself today!

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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