Monday, February 13, 2012

Nursing a baby back

Syringe Fed Kid Goats
The mom had 4 kids and not enough milk for all so this little one was fed by hand from the very first day, he was the runt and not able to get to the mom's milk.

The top photo shows the kid being fed milk with a large plastic syringe. Baby goats need to have their mom's rich milk (colostrum) during the first 12-24 hours of life. Colostrum is necessary so their little bodies can set up the defense mechanisms to fight diseases and to kick start their delicate digestive system.

How Early To Breed My Doe 
Breeding My Doe 
Milking Stand


  1. Hey! Don't you know that horizontal stripes make me look fat?

    Baby goats are ALMOST as cute as grand children!

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    1. Momma had 4 and could not produce enough milk. Another good reason why we should be close by expectant moms 24 hours before and 24 hours after delivery. We almost lost this little guy, good thing we kept checking. When we brought him inside he was already a little stiff, cold and on his way out. Took about 4 hours to revive him and get liquids back a little bit at a time.

  3. OMGosh that kid is so adorable.