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Poultry and Livestock: Sad Day In The Goat House

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CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8823358

I went out to milk this morning and found my little bottle kid, Bobbie, had passed during the early morning hours. It appears to have been bloat that took her. I noticed for a few days that her little belly was a bit big but I figured it was because she liked to eat so much. She had been weaned and she was a little chow hound. I am going to miss her so much. She was given to me as an orphaned 2 week old and she thought I was her momma. I could "talk"to her and she would come running to me. She was a little beauty too.

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8823684

oh so sorry. You get so attached when you hand raise
ZZsBabiez
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8823768

Awww I'm so sorry. :( Cute lil buggar!!
Illig1
Redwood City, CA

September 25, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8823987

So sorry. That must have been very upsetting, especially how sweet she was.
jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

September 25, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8824037

So sorry. Sometimes there just isn't enough warning with ruminants. I know how tricky the weaning period is from the fawns.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2011
8:00 PM

Post #8824073

Woolene was starting to look the same as Bobbie so I gave her some pepto and some MOM. I checked her later and her stomach was soft and smaller.

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8824323

Awww Cajun Im so sorry. I love baby goats, well I love all goats , wish I had a bigger fenced in area for some of my own. Yep the little bottle raised ones can "bloat" really fast, you have to keep a close eye on them when they start solid feed. Be sure that the feed isnt souring with all this heat and humidity, that could do it too!
titaniumRX8
Mint Hill, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8825550

Awww that's sad.
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8825554

I am sorry for your loss too.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8829309

I had to dose Woolene twice but she looks fine now. I think they were eating too much. I keep the feed in the house so I know it's not the feed. I have cut their feed way down and they get all the hay they want now.

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8830308

Good Going Gal!
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8833556

is she still doing good???
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8836778

Looks to be doing fine. Thanks for asking.

I had a doe and buck kid sold but the guy can't get them now because he dropped some trees on his fence. Grrr I will keep the doe because I lost Bobbie and I will go ahead and band the buck. I can still sell him as a weed eater or a pet or just use him myself. He is a gentle little guy.

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