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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ThePigeonKid, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

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    Today I was surprised by one of my goats giving birth. I am going to bottlefeed the kid, to try and prevent CAE.
    Since I was not planning on having kids this early in the year, I want to make sure I haven't forgotten anything crucial...

    I put Triodine-7 on her umbilical cord and I have colostrum supplement and milk replacer. I'm supposed to feed the kid every 4 hours, correct?

    Is there anything else I may be forgetting? Vaccines or anything? And how long will it be before I have to disbud her?

    I'll try to post pics later! [​IMG]
     

  2. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

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  3. bakingintherain

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    [​IMG] how cute!
     
  4. Beth K.

    Beth K. Chirping

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    What a cutie! Congrats!
     
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

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    Thanks!
     
  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    She should be disbudded as soon as you feel horn buds coming in (usually 3-7 days).

    Her mom should have had a CD&T Vaccine 3-4 weeks before her due date. This counts as the kids first dose. When the kid is 3 weeks old it should have another CD&T vaccine. I think the kids get another dose of CD&T on week 6 too.

    Good Luck with her. Be sure to check out BYC's sister site www.BackyardHerds.com for more goat info.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Very cute!
     

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