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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    Thank you for asking! She is doing wonderful, we overfed her grain so we pulled it that day, she was half the size the next morning and now normal sized. We also gave her a b-complex injection and drenched her with selenium and vit e for the wobble. The wobble is about the same, but we are...
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    HELP!!!

    I agree with molting, totally normal, feather fixer seems to help them during the process.
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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    Thank you! Great information, we will cut out grains for a few days and then offer only a little. That relieves a lot of my concern. I thought I was fully prepared and did enough research, so thankful for help and resources like this!
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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    Ive only offered them Noble Goat feed and then their minerals and the baking soda, free choice on hay and rose bush clippings and then weeds and leftovers from the garden. Should I withhold the goat feed and just let her have roughage? The other little goat isnt bloated at all, and has the same...
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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    I dewormed with valbazen only, I didnt know you could use more than one at a time, can you. Ive had them 2wks tmrw, they were 8wks when I got them. Her belly is smaller in the morning, larger in the evening, and soft, not hard, she doesn't react when I palpate it, Normal solid stool, healthy...
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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    When you say grain, do you mean the goat pellets or are there grains I buy separately? She is 10wks now, 8wks when I got her, and was in a pen with bucks and bucklings. I have regular vit E and Selenium from my chickens, can I just crush that up and drench her or should I got for the gel at TSC...
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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    she is 10wks, was mixed in with bucks, bucklings and does. No movement I have the minerals and baking soda in with their feed, is that ok? I can free choice them in their pen if that is more ideal, I was just worried they wouldn't eat them otherwise.
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    Really Need advice on Baby Goat

    Ive tried Backyardherds with no luck, so Im trying here. This is Maizey and she came from a bad situation, I couldn't leave her there. This is my first time owning goats so Im not seasoned yet. She has a funny walk and a large belly(in my opinion), looks like a possible healed injury on her...
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    Coop Upgrade!

    So we have made some progress, even with the horrible unseasonably hot temps! The coop is up for the most part, needs doors, paint and trim, we also have to wire the interior dividers. We got the floor frame down, we used 2x4's, in order to cut cost we used cheaper wood so it did require some...
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    Coop Upgrade!

    Love the silkies! We have been planning it for at least a year, it has just taken us this long to commit. We have a good amount of experience building hutches but this will be our first big overhaul of a coop, it should get interesting :lau.
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    Coop Upgrade!

    We are upgrading from an 8x6 modified shed to a 6 hole 24ft long breeding pen so we can separate our silkies and polish/polish frizzles by color. I found Jebs breeding pens and we based our plans off them loosely. We built a small mix-pen coop as we are calling it a few months ago, and decided...
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    Poll: run bedding

    I have dirt/sandy mix, I will throw hay in for them to scratch around but they need that dirt.
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    Thinking of making this a coop! Ideas needed!

    Lucky duck, this is a great start, just make sure it is well ventilated, I would put hardware cloth over the window and keep it open,and add a pop door, possibly vents and on my coop Ive added a whirly bird which helps a lot, ventilation is key!
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    The 8th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!!!!

    Put me down! I will be hatching silkies!!!
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