Goats/new baby

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Got it! Thank you. When it is time to put the baby back with her mother will her mother reject her?

Answer
In some cases the kid goat can go back with the mother once the kid is stronger.  But that is a regular sized kid goat.  With this little one being so small and weak, it is possible that she may not be able to go back with her mom as her siblings would most likely push her out of the way and then she will not survive.  With that said, it is possible if she gets strong enough she could go back to her mom with you giving her some extra bottles throughout the day.  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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