Post Number: 645
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
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|Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 07:26 am: |
The minimum requirements for milk is about 2 ounces per poun dof body weight in four feedings every 24 hours. But my babies drink more than that. Be sure the milk is very warm a goat's body temp is much higher than ours. It should feel nearly hot but not burning on your wrist. He does know what the real thing is like and it will take patience and persistance for him to switch to a bottle. Powdered milk replacers don't taste anything like real milk. Use whole cows milk (the 4% from the grocery store) or the milk replacer recipe on the articles page. If using a human baby bottle you will need to make the hole quite a bit bigger the milk should easily drip out. If you keep raising goats you will nearly always have a bottle baby or two.
Goat 911 Capri Medic
Post Number: 3
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
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|Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:39 am: |
I have sad a baby boer boy. The mom completely rejected here 2 kids at birth. There were adopted by her twin sister and her 2 kids. The boy apparently was born with pink eye and was rejected by his second mom. I have given him penicillin, nutra drench, NFZ eye powder. He doesnt like to be bottle fed so we have to force it on him. He is also constipated. I gave him an enema and that helped him. What else can I do to help the little guy out. Also this is our first time ever and hopefully the last time bottle feeding. How much should he be drinking milk. He is 7 days old and inside away from the heard. Any info is greatly appreciated!!!