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weaning

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gregbrad, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. gregbrad

    gregbrad New Egg

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    our valentine (goat) was born Feb 12th she will 8 wks friday, she spends 12 or more hours a day in the enclosure with the others she eats from the trough, and i show her where the water is every day. Saturday she will start full time with the other goats i will bring out her 6oz bottles X2 daily to her for about 2 weeks, and monitor her progress. i don't know who it will bother more me or her, its that she was spending nights in the house in a kennel, and she is getting too noisy and makes one heck of a mess with the pee pads, food ,and water.
    I guess its time. sound good to every one this is my first go round.
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    That sounds like a pretty good plan! Chances are, you will be more bothered by the weaning than she wil! She'll likely settle in with the others soon enough.
     
  3. gregbrad

    gregbrad New Egg

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    thats sort what figured but just wanted to be sure. thanks.
     
  4. ridingtailboard

    ridingtailboard Out Of The Brooder

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    You will probably not have to give her milk after a day or two, but you can as long as she will drink it.

    I'm impressed 8 weeks in the house at night would be tough.
     
  5. gregbrad

    gregbrad New Egg

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    actually she was very good, we partially covered the kennel, and when the lights went out she remained quiet, she was a content little goat.
     
  6. ridingtailboard

    ridingtailboard Out Of The Brooder

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    How's it going, having her with the other goats?
     
  7. gregbrad

    gregbrad New Egg

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    good, I started her at about three weeks taking her to the pen for about 15 min at a time supervised, as time went on I increased the time unsupervised until 6 weeks she started staying out 12 hrs a day, at just after 8 wks. she is now 24-7 she seems to be doing o.k. for now she gets her 6oz bottle a.m. and p.m., she has no problem eating out of the trough.
     

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