weaning goats

Discussion in 'Goats' started by BlessedMom, May 26, 2005.

  1. BlessedMom

    BlessedMom Well-Known Member

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    We have 3 goats that were born 4/18.
    Currently, they are being fed one bottle morning and night. They would drink more if we would let them...maybe even 2 or 2 1/2 bottles! I just use those 16 oz I think pop bottles? The kind the mini marts carry.
    Anyhow, at one stage should I cut back again?

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  2. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    I give a bottle twice a day until they are 8 weeks & then once a day for 4 more weeks.
     

  3. debitaber

    debitaber Well-Known Member

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    I feed my mini nubians, 2 ten once bottles a day, and they have hay, grain, and water. when they are about 16 weeks, I cut back to one bottle a day, well what I do is pt it in their grain dish before I give them their grain for the day, I have 4 right now, and they get almost a gal, I guess a day, they drik it right up, then I clean it out, and about an hor later, I give them their grain and menerails, I put a few squairts of nutra drench in their milk. each day, and if I am worming, I give each a bottle that day, instead of pouring it in the dish.