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6 week old goat won't eat hay or sweet feed.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dokeysgirl, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. dokeysgirl

    dokeysgirl New Egg

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    We have had Loki for about 5 weeks he gets fed a bottle 3 times a day but he won't eat hay or sweet feed. Can someone help me figure out how to get him to eat something else he can't stay on a bottle forever
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    You could try giving him two bottles rather than three. What is the quality of the hay? Hay for goats needs to be fine stemmed and leafy. If it isn't, they are reluctant to eat it.
     
  3. dokeysgirl

    dokeysgirl New Egg

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    I'm new to this so I get my hay from my inlaws who have goats and horses who eat the hay. I tried the less bottle thing the other day and all he did was cry all night til I got up at 3 am to give him a bottle.
     
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he have a goat buddy to show him how to eat?
     
  5. dokeysgirl

    dokeysgirl New Egg

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    No he is an only child...I'm thinking I might have to take him out and put him with my inlaws baby girl goats so they can teach him
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under dokeysgirl [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I have no experience with goats but do hope that you are able to get your little guy onto something other than milk.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    We raised goats for a while and they do seem to prefer the company of other goats. Loki may be happier with your in-laws goats around.

    Hope things work out soon!
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I don't know anything about goats.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you might try posting on Backyard herds.com a sister site of BYC
     

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