Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Well grown dairy goat kids

Raising well grown, healthy goats kids is one of the things most new goat folks find difficult. The two main issues are not controlling coccidia in kids and not leaving them on milk long enough.
Never wean buck and doe kids before 16 weeks (I do not wean before 24 weeks). Always either run fecals monthly and treat coccidia (which you will need to do monthly) or raise on prevetion (what I do) and treat with baycox or dimethox every 14-21 days.

Your kids will be healthy and you will not have stunted kids with rough coats and chronic diarrhea.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington