Post by Rose's Goats on Apr 14, 2009 14:23:33 GMT -5
PS: I swear I can still smell it on my person even after I have completely changed my clothes and I have scrubbed my arms and face fully. I also found some on my elbow yesterday and couldn't figure out if I just got it there when I did chores or if I went to work all day with baby goat poo on my arm. Argh!
I am lucky that I have a GS pointer that loves to mother the babies. She licks them all overincluding the yellow poop. She acts like it a delicacy. I also put a bit joy dish soap on a warm rag and wash it with that . Baby shampoo also works. The dog works the best this way I dont have to have the smell near me . It does linger !!!
Post by missourigal on Apr 14, 2009 23:10:53 GMT -5
I have to agree Dog is the best one I have found.. Griz goes from one to another a cleaning everyone's Butt. Got to love her for that.. I have a stupid question though, How come some of the Baby's get the yellow poo's and some dont.. Just like the last doe that had her kids, The buck had yellow poo's and the Doe didn't?? Can anyone explain this one!!!!!!!!!!
missourigal life is like a box of chocolate's you never know which one you will get !!!!!!
Rose...are these bottle babies? I swear that THEY are the worst. Like everyone else, I have to agree that a good "mother" dog works the best. I also used the baby wipes and/or adult pre-moistened wipes.
And no joke about the smell. I have a coat that I ONLY wear out to the barn to deal with the kids. I don't even bring it in the house--it hangs out in the garage and the smell still lingers. I've done just like you...I'll get to work and that familiar "odor" starts to attack my nose. Then I spend the rest of the day sniffing and searching to see if I rubbed up against my barn boots or something on the way to the car.
I've started carrying a bottle of HAIR freshener (spritz you can spray on your hair if you were in a smoky place, etc., to neutralize the smell) in my purse and I've been known to liberally spritz myself with it when I can't figure out where the goat smell is coming from. I figure better to be overwhelmed by the smell of raspberries than poopy butt! Most of the time I'll find that my shoes were the culprit. There can be one speck of poo on the driveway and I'll manage to step on it while getting into the car.....
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Post by Rose's Goats on Apr 16, 2009 9:47:53 GMT -5
Thank goodness they are over the pudding stage already. It's stopped sticking to their butts for now. I would hand them over to the dogs, but the dogs come in the house for the night and I don't really want the possibility of baby-goat-poop-dog-barf in my house! I am sure they would do a good job because every time I am not watching them they are somewhere eating some type of poop.
Post by angelsprite on Apr 19, 2009 1:48:20 GMT -5
Rose, Only the very first poo should be pasty. The rest should be more solid. If it isn't, give the doe nursing those babies some Power Punch and a Calcium supplement for a day or two. That should straighten out the poos by balancing the milk. At a week or two old, the babies will start eating hay and then their poops will change color and should come out as regular pellets. In the meantime, those yellow poos being soft or pasty, after the first day are a warning sign that the doe is probably needing a little boost for her milk to be balanced.
Post by Rose's Goats on Apr 20, 2009 10:43:03 GMT -5
The pudding poos cleared up when they turned three days old. They all passed the meconium immediately, then had yellow pudding for a few days, and now have yellow, harder turds. Right on track. I just got tired of getting poo on me everytime I picked one of them up.