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#31 Robert Webb OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2016 - 05:01 PM

If you are feeding him store bought milk...............pour out about 3 cups of milk and add a can of evaporated milk and a cup of buttermilk to the gallon and then fill it back up with the milk that you poured out of the gallon jug.  I raised 3 bottle baby Nigerians in my living room last fall.  Bottle babies are a LOT more friendly than dam raised babies.  You can get the dam raised one to be friendly but it takes a lot more work.  We have about a dozen right now.  Pygmys and Nigerians.  Not crossed though.


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Posted February 24, 2016 - 05:17 PM

If you are feeding him store bought milk...............pour out about 3 cups of milk and add a can of evaporated milk and a cup of buttermilk to the gallon and then fill it back up with the milk that you poured out of the gallon jug.  I raised 3 bottle baby Nigerians in my living room last fall.  Bottle babies are a LOT more friendly than dam raised babies.  You can get the dam raised one to be friendly but it takes a lot more work.  We have about a dozen right now.  Pygmys and Nigerians.  Not crossed though.

I will give it a try. I think what happen is my mom decided to switch from the whole milk to milk replacer and he doesn't like it. 



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Posted February 24, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Switched him back to whole milk and he took the whole bottle ( 7 ozs )


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 10:25 PM

milk replacer and goats dont usually mix very well...............have heard lots and lots of horror stories from other people that raise them.


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 02:27 PM

We have tried keep Amos with the other goats at the barn but he always makes his way in the house. 

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Posted March 07, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Once they've imprinted on you, they have an identity crisis and don't recognise that they are goats. Any bottle babies that I raised seemed to figure that goats were lesser creatures, lol. Fun to play with, but when push came to shove,(as it invariably did) they wanted to come back to me. And I didn't help matters by feeling sorry for them and bringing them back. It does all work out in the end.
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Posted March 18, 2016 - 01:25 PM

I lost amos today he got hung in a tarp my mom's dog tore up and I didn't find him until it was to late.



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Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:24 PM

Sorry to hear that. They manage to get tangled up in the darndest things and then instead of going back just keep on turning the same way until they strangle. No matter how you try to make the yard safe for them, they get into trouble. I think it just comes with being a goat!
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Posted March 21, 2016 - 07:45 AM

Sorry to hear. We had one of our big boer does get under a play/exercise stand we built for them last fall. She somehow flip it over on her self and broke her neck. They can get in to trouble.


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