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post #2871 of 2915
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Trying to get myself ready to give Ford his shot tomorrow. I know if I'm going to have animals I need to figure it out but Im still nervous!

Don't be! Half the time they don't feel it. My vet told me if you give it to them in the loose part of the skin behind the elbow, most times they don't feel it. Most of mine I can vaccinate by myself without tieing them now. Just don't hesitate and go super slow but don't just hurry and stab. You'll do fine.
post #2872 of 2915
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Originally Posted by FishMtFarm View Post

Don't be! Half the time they don't feel it. My vet told me if you give it to them in the loose part of the skin behind the elbow, most times they don't feel it. Most of mine I can vaccinate by myself without tieing them now. Just don't hesitate and go super slow but don't just hurry and stab. You'll do fine.
Thanks! I don't even know if its possible but Ford is already acting more like a goat instead of a depressed turtle lol. He hasn't even made noise lately. A week or two ago I mentioned how he didnt run around or play. I can see him bugging his brother in the pen right now. Thats new! Oh and when she castrated him she did something wrong and theres tissue still there that shouldn't be but vet said it should be okay.
post #2873 of 2915
I did it. Definitely not my cup of tea. I picked up calf manna for him. Also found out my local feed mill grinds and makes their own goat feed. She is finding out what all goes into it but im guessing it's something like you guys mix up. Once I find out I can add anything I need to it.
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I was wondering, Should I dehorn and neuter my goat? I Don't want him to be nasty. I'm picking them up tomorrow, I am getting a 5 day old female, and a 3 month old male.

 

                                                                                                  Thanks!

post #2875 of 2915
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Originally Posted by Leah567 View Post
 

I was wondering, Should I dehorn and neuter my goat? I Don't want him to be nasty. I'm picking them up tomorrow, I am getting a 5 day old female, and a 3 month old male.

 

                                                                                                  Thanks!


Are you planning on breeding? 

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post #2876 of 2915
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Originally Posted by Leah567 View Post

I was wondering, Should I dehorn and neuter my goat? I Don't want him to be nasty. I'm picking them up tomorrow, I am getting a 5 day old female, and a 3 month old male.

                                                                                                  Thanks!

Disbudding or dehorning varies from person to person, some do some don't.

Unless you're breeding them-yes, get them castrated. Bucks are gross.
Edited by sannabelle - 4/21/17 at 2:51pm
post #2877 of 2915
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Disbudding or dehorning varies from person to person, some do some don't.

Unless you're breeding them-yes, get them castrated. Bucks are gross.

ETA: get that male castrated asap. He's going to be annoying the ever loving life out of that little girl and could hurt her with their size difference.
post #2878 of 2915
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Originally Posted by sannabelle View Post

Disbudding or dehorning varies from person to person, some do some don't.

Unless you're breeding them-yes, get them castrated. Bucks are gross.

ETA: get that male castrated asap. He's going to be annoying the ever loving life out of that little girl and could hurt her with their size difference.


​The male will be nasty to the female? They're both little and pygmys.

post #2879 of 2915

Yes, I am breeding.

post #2880 of 2915

I don't want to dehorn him. Will he butt people?

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