Goat Care Info:

 

If you need help or have any questions about your baby once you have them home, feel free to contact me and I will help you with what I can, but I am not a Vet.

I have provided links to the Feeds, Minerals and Famacha scoring that I use.  There is lots of good info out there, so please do your research before bringing your babies homes.

 

 

HOUSING :

* Provide your goat/goats with a shelter that is dry and out of the weather. Use a dry bedding like straw during cold weather.  We have a barn were are goats can go in when they choose and we keep a thick layer of hay/straw on the ground in the winter so it is dry and warm for them.

FEEDING:

*Provide your baby goat with good quality feed ( you should keep them on same feed and gradually switch to your feed this way it does not mess with the goat rumen).

Make sure not to over feed them on grain. 

*Also provide good quality hay and pasture.*

We feed our Doe's & Doelings 16 % Course Goat Feed from Co-op once per day

We also add Alfaya Pellets and BOS S(Black Oil Sunflower seeds) to the grain

We provide our Goats with hay In the winter months

 Because forage is most important in your goats diet.  Our Goats have acces to pasture at all times.

 

https://yourfarmerscoop.com/product/16-coarse-goat-feed/

 

 

We feed this to our Buck's & Buckling's, it is a pelleted product that contains ammonium chloride to aid in the prevention of urinary calculi.  We do not add anthing to this feed. 

 

 

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/dumor-goat-feed-50-lb?solr=1&cm_vc=-10005

We feed our Doe's & Doelings Chafheye.

Here is link for info about Chafheye

https://chaffhaye.com/

*Water should be clean and changed out every day.  We use Rubber Buckets that we place on Blacks so we can keep them up of the ground, so that they can not poop in there water.  We use Hot water in the winter time.   We like the rubber bucks especially during winter time becuse its esier to break up the ice in them .

* Minerals should also be provided.  You  can choose to leave

out as free choice our add to there feed.

We provide ours as Free choice and have several Mineral/Baking soda stations.  We use the Mineral feeder with 2 sides (Green color).

We  use :   Sweetlix  Magnum Milk Mineral

Product number: 60732

 

https://www.sweetlix.com/products/60732-magnum-milk-mineral/

 

My goats love it and it provides all the minerals they need

 

 

We also provide our goats with Baking soda that we place in our two sided feeders used for our minerals, one side for minerals and the other for Baking soda

WORMING:

* Your baby goat/ Goats should be wormed as needed. 

We check our Goats Famacha Score every week

https://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/famacha-scoring-to-identify-parasite-risk-in-small-ruminants/316777.html

 

We worm our goats with products that are save for Pregnant or Lactating Does .

Our main wormer is Cydectin (Oral Sheep Drench)

We also use these wormersIvermectin, Pancure & Cydectin 

We use the Safe Guard for Goats on are kids. 

Hoof Trimming " Never Ending Job" 

Goats Feet should be trimmed at least 4 times a Year .   We trim our goats every 3-4 months . 

https://fiascofarm.com/goats/hoof-trim-rf.htm

*Your baby goats should be kept up to date on there vaccinations. We have our Vet give the first CDT at 8 -10 days old when they are dibudded.  

 

 


 

There is so much info that you can find on the web on caring for goats and all farms are different so you need to do what works best for you and your goats to keep them healthy and happy

 

These are really good Links to Goat Care

 

 

http://www.fiascofarm.com/ 

 

 



http://www.goat-link.com/

 

 

https://thriftyhomesteader.com/

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