Calf and goat questions !!!! =) Calf pics she's here! Goats soon!

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  1. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbie here well to goats and possible calf

    list of supplys needed I have a Tractor supply nearby what do I need to get

    Calf is between 3&5 weeks had colostrum and is on medicated calf starter, and drinks milk from a bucket, and is on hay


    Goats are about 8 months old had all shots and wormed female nubian,boer cross

    Thanks a bunch Anne

    Put a down payment to hold them for me on the goats

    One looked a little underweight=/ They appear to be fed just hay, no minerals seen, or freechoice baking soda, no grain. Question [​IMG] I bought loose minerals formulated for goats, and purina goat pellets. How should I introduce them to these without upsetting their bellies? Also got a eatible wormer for goats, says 1lb per 100lb goat fed in 6-8 hrs. Should I worm them when I get them or not try too much stuff at once? These goats seem to be not too well cared for and are under 1 yearold. Seem like they were kept as pets for the kids. Their teeth and feet seemed to be in good shape, just the one seems a little underweight.
     
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  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I give my calfs 20/20 milk replacer. 2 quart bottles, one am and one pm. They are weaned off milk at 75 days. When I start weaning them. I just give one bottle at pm for the last 2 weeks. I also start giving them sweet cob at 3 days old and pretty much free choice till about 6 month old, when they go out to the bigger pasture. Hay, fresh water, and a salt block is also needed. Some people vaccinate their cows, I don't unless they are sick cause we use them for meat. I do give them probias though.

    The goats need hay, fresh water, if they are skinny, pregnant, lactating, maybe really cold weather, you can give them some grain....like goat chow. They need loose minerals as well.

    I give my goats vaccinations vit b complex, cdt, selenium, probias, and wormer if needed.

    Their feet will need to be trimmed every few months as well. There are videos on youtube and also need some small pruning shears or like.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. elevan

    elevan Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    If you're not already a member, I would suggest checking out our sister site, www.backyardherds.com There is a lot of information to be found there for both cattle and goats.


    So you bought a baby goatÂ….Now what?

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=149874#p149874

    Goat starter kit.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5759&p=1

    Let's Look at our Different Feeding Practices *GOATS*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11677

    The goat medicine cabinet.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=32187#p32187

    Parasite Management Goats/Sheep

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=139991#p139991

    Grazing Systems and Other Pastoral Information... *cows*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=511

    *Cattle* color genetics, inheritance, and patterns.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=13313
     
  4. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOOH thanks so much! [​IMG] So excited to get our little farm started!! Just for our own personal use.
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  5. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the links! I am over there just don't enjoy it as much as here [​IMG]
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    Goat starter kit.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5759&p=1

    Let's Look at our Different Feeding Practices *GOATS*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11677

    The goat medicine cabinet.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=32187#p32187

    Parasite Management Goats/Sheep

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=139991#p139991

    Grazing Systems and Other Pastoral Information... *cows*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=511

    *Cattle* color genetics, inheritance, and patterns.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=13313
     
  6. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:
    Goat starter kit.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5759&p=1

    Let's Look at our Different Feeding Practices *GOATS*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11677

    The goat medicine cabinet.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=32187#p32187

    Parasite Management Goats/Sheep

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=139991#p139991

    Grazing Systems and Other Pastoral Information... *cows*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=511

    *Cattle* color genetics, inheritance, and patterns.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=13313

    Thank you! You are amazing for posting links to all those resources.

    I'm getting a pair of kids next spring if all goes right, so that helped a ton.​
     
  7. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I printed them =P Not going to have internet access where we are going *GASP* And yes they are VERY helpfull!! And I didn't get them yet, but plan to with in the next month so doing some reserch to be a good little farmer girl [​IMG]
    Quote:
    Goat starter kit.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5759&p=1

    Let's Look at our Different Feeding Practices *GOATS*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11677

    The goat medicine cabinet.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=32187#p32187

    Parasite Management Goats/Sheep

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=139991#p139991

    Grazing Systems and Other Pastoral Information... *cows*

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=511

    *Cattle* color genetics, inheritance, and patterns.

    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=13313

    Thank you! You are amazing for posting links to all those resources.

    I'm getting a pair of kids next spring if all goes right, so that helped a ton.​
     
  8. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Lucy!! She's a 4 week old Jersey Heifer calf!!

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  9. elevan

    elevan Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Lucy is adorable! Congratulations!
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    What a beautiful girl! [​IMG]
     

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