Goats/Re: Iggy

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Good Evening Donna,
My sisters goat iggy just gave birth today at about 2:00 p.m (hawaii) time she just gave birth to only 1 baby i don't know the sex of the kid but according to my sister its black & brown is there any special food that iggy needs to have & will she have enough milk to supply for the kid?. The male goat is in a separate pen. How do we know if the kid is getting enough milk. Thanks Donna hope to hear from u soon!.

Luv,
Me & Migi & the birds
& by the way Henry is doing great he can now roost w/Henrietta. Thanks Donna for all the helpful info u provided to me.

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Sorry for the delay in answer but I have not been receiving the questions in a timely manner - an allexpert.com issue.  Hoping the kid goat is doing well and received mom's colostrum for 2 days.  Seeing the kid with a fat tummy at least 3 times a day would indicate it is getting milk from the mom.  Re for the mom, she would need a higher protein grain than normal - should be 16 to 18% for a few weeks.  Hope that helps - let me know - love to all - 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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