48 hr abandoned triplet boer goats

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joplinfunnyfarm, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. joplinfunnyfarm

    joplinfunnyfarm New Egg

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    Hi there, we had our first goat birth at our house almost 2 days ago. I came home to find 1 little one trying to catch mom (unsuccessfully) and 2 laying on their sides. I thought they were dead but thank goodness they were not. I suppose they had just been born and left. Now, the mother goat was bought at an auction and when we got a good look at her she is a very old goat which we agreed we couldn't breed due to her condition. She must have already been bred. She has absolutely no bag to her, trying to milk her did not work and all she did when penned/held with babies is step on them.
    Back to the babies. Got store-bought colostrum down them every 4 hours for 24 hrs. Now they're on kid replacer and we mix a little more water than packaging says + some baking soda to avoid bloat. We keep them in the barn under the heat lamp but bring them out for a bit when it's sunny. 2 staND and walk around (very wobbly)but the runt has never really opened her eyes fully and only stands a couple times a day. I gave her nutri drench as directed by my vet. She will scream like the others and when she does take a bottle she seems lost and all over the place with her mouth. I have started holding her to help her stay on the nipple. HELP!!?!?!?!?!?!!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Oh, baby goats, love them so much! I suggest reading into those links redsox gave you. I am going to check that one out myself, as I have cows and pigs. Good luck with the babies!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some of the chicken folks are goat experts but, sadly I can't recall any names.
     
  7. joplinfunnyfarm

    joplinfunnyfarm New Egg

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    I'm sorry I'm so lost I still can't figure out how to start a thread to the website/ other livestock page as suggested? I'm clicking every btton I see lol
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us! You have been given some great advice and links so I will just say have a great time on here and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    If you can't seem to start a thread just click on the link that @redsoxs : (https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock) gave you and go to the top and on the left there will be a little blue box that says "Start a new Thread" click on that like you did when you started a new thread in the New Member Introductions forum. After you click on the Start a new thread type in your title and just type in what you need help with.
    I hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
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  10. joplinfunnyfarm

    joplinfunnyfarm New Egg

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    Thank you! I had to switch to desktop view i guess but you helped me find it i appreciate you:)
     

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