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Good Morning Donna,
Update on Migi - U know Donna Migi is doing so much better his poop is all normal berries so far no clumping however i didn't get a chance to get a close up look at his poop but i'm assuming its ok. However u know Donna when i feed Migi his snack food in the morning along with his hay he rotates back & forth he eats a little snack food then he goes back to his bucket of hay then go back to his snack foods & so on & so on, However there are these 2 chickens 1 rooster & 1 female hen that hangs around our yard but the wild dogs killed the rooster & so theres only the female hen that hangs around Migi & when i feed Migi his snack food this stray hen goes and eats Migi snack food like they're sharing from the same bowl. I always shoooooo her away but she keeps coming back to eat & when Migi lies down she lies down next to him i keep shooooing her away but she always there by him this is getting annoying i don't know where they came from but they are strays. I don't know maybe this hen might be carrying diseases and is giving it to Migi. Can chickens carry cocci? or is this cocci bacteria just everywhere, b/c i'm thinking maybe b/c they eat from the same bowl this hen could be giving Migi the cocci. Please let me know. Migi is drinking now eating well peeing well & pooping berries so all seems well. Do i still continue the sulmet/molasses until tommorrow? Can we do once a day instead of twice a day for today & tommorrow. Please let me know Donna. Thank u so much Donna i know i can be a bothersome at times but Migi is very dear to me so i want to do all i can for him. Let me know.

Luv,
Me & Migi

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Thanks for the update.  Glad Migi is doing better.  Yes, re once a day Sulmet/molasses until tomorrow.  Coccidia is breed specific, which means that chickens cannot give it to another animal, goat coccidia is goat coccidia and bird is bird, and so on.  Hope that helps.  Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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