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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.
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!
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.
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.