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I am new at having a baby goat

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmerswife1980, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. farmerswife1980

    farmerswife1980 New Egg

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    Hi my name is Bonnie, I am new at this but I have a question I just got my first baby goat, he is 3weeks old.. How many time do you feed a baby goat? How much and how many time can u feed.. The breeder I got him from feed him 3 times a day and I have been doing that but my baby goat acts like he is still hurgery?? Thanks for any advance you guys can give me...
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your new kid :clap You might like to pop by the other livestock section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-amp-livestock
    I do know that @NorthFLChick & @campingshaws have experience with kids so you might like to shoot them a message.

    Wishing you the very best of luck :fl
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi Bonnie,

    We've never had to bottle feed our kids because we have had the mothers to do that. I do know the kids nurse many times throughout the day. Mom doesn't let them stay on long at one time but they nurse frequently. That's a pretty young goat so 3 times a day may not be enough. Is she eating anything solid? Our latest kids are just 9 days old and they have already started picking up bits of hay and leaves to munch on.

    The members on the link Yorkshire coop gave you may be able to give you a more specific answer because they have bottle fed goats. You could also check with members of BYC's sister site, Backyard Herds:

    http://www.backyardherds.com/

    Have fun, the kids are great!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  8. farmerswife1980

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  10. farmerswife1980

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    Thanks for all the info and advice u guys give me.. To answer everyone questions yes he does munch on leaves and grass.. We have up his feeds I really appreciate y'all advice thanks from the Mixon farm
     

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