I have a doe that gave birth 3 days ago. Before she had the baby ..Her poop was long and dry ,like a dog. When she had the baby for 2 days her poop was normal. NOw it is going back the same as it was. It is because of to much fiber in the hay.?SHe isnt getting alot of grains. She is getting a little of alfalfa pellets each day. Is it wise to give her totally alfalfa hay. I think that is to rich. I do give the whole herd that hay every 4 days. Then the other days the normal hay. Which has alot of stems in it. The only hay i can get at this time of year. The rest of the herd isnt doing this. Just her. But she is the oldest one. The man i bought her from told me 2 or 3 years old. I think she is older.
The doe that just freshened needs alfalfa 24/7 in the form of hay or several pounds of pellets 2 or 3 times a day. She needs this for milk production and to keep her from developing milk fever. She also needs the grass hay. There is no such thing as too much fiber in a goats diet. They need this for good rumen development and action.
The clumpy poops could be from hormones due to the birth. Did you worm her the day she had the babies? Worms will also cause clumpy poops.
You also need good LOOSE minerals available 24/7 free choice for all your goats, especially the one who just freshened.
Post by Rose's Goats on Mar 5, 2009 13:26:56 GMT -5
If you can't get alfalfa, feed her plenty of good grassy hay (not moldy) and use alfalfa pellets. I would give her as much grassy hay as she wants to eat, a big soup can of goat grain, and a big soup can of alfalfa pellets 2X a day. That's the diet I have my goats on and it works good.
I can get alfafla hay ...Not grass hay. SHe is a pygmy mix. I have her on that now. I was giving her 1/4 cup of alfalfa pellets. and 1/2 cup of mixed grains 2x a day. I am going to see about deworming. THanks.
probios to help her rumen , all goats should be wormed after giving birth , thier horemone levels spike high causing the worms to lay excessive amounts of eggs , the worms know she gave birth and nature tells them to get the babes.
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