my nanny goat just had two it only her second time have babies she only wants t

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    babybunny74posted 8 years ago

    my nanny goat just had two  it only her second time have babies she only wants to feed one ???

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    Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years ago

    if your nanny is only wanting to feed one, milk her, feed it to the one she wont feed, (sometimes, but not all the time), she will smell her milk in the baby's urine and feces and accept it, you may have to do this a few times..I would even rub a little of her milk, or the after birth on the abandoned kid, if you can find it, mind you, most mothers eat it.....if that doesnt work, put some vick's vapor rub on her nose ( on the fur above the nose, so as not to scorch her) and put both kids on her ...she wont be able to tell which one she accepted and which one she didnt ...if that doesnt work, you'll have to supplement the abandoned kid, but make sure you milk her shortly after birth,  to give to the one that has been abandoned, so it can get the colostrum... if it didn't suck after birth, then you 'll have to go to a feed store and get goat replacement milk with colostrum...colostrum is very important, it has to be given to the baby within 24 hrs...if you have another mother giving birth about the same time, you can use her milk for the colostrum too...I always keep a supply of colostrum frozen, in my freezer, in case of such situations...good luck...raising a kid by hand can be fun, but it can be very time consuming too....

 
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