Goats are one of the most unpretentious domestic animals, just when they are born, they stand on all four limbs, easily finding a nipple, and for want of such they take with pleasure the usual baby’s nipple and bottle.
Goats are born after a little more than three months of pregnancy, usually births occur in the second half of winter, or spring, the kids are born wet, so they should immediately wrap in some cloth, and it’s best to substitute for a while under the heater. To feed newborns is best right after their birth, without forgetting to express some milk from the udder, as it can be gnawed and harm the fragile stomach of babies.
Caring for small kids is quite simple, they do not require any special conditions, needing only a warm and dry place, fresh bedding and milk. Some goats do not accept their goats after birth, showing obvious aggression in their attitude, trying to bite, kick and pinch their weight, in addition, the goat can unknowingly harm the kid, not understanding how fragile and tender his bones are in the early days of life, because cattle breeders recommend taking the offspring from the female immediately after birth and, placing them in a separate fence, is artificially sealed off.
If the goat behaves with respect to the goat is benevolent and it has a pronounced maternal instinct, it is quite acceptable for the newborn to leave the female with the female.
From 2-3 weeks of age the kid can begin to graze, no longer needing constant feeding, which can be minimized if necessary. It is important to remember that the more milk a goat consumes, the more resistant its organism becomes to diseases, and the stronger and faster it will grow.
Completely separating the female from her kids, you can start preparing her for a second pairing, goat should be placed in a separate room and fattened for slaughter, or to receive breeding samples. Between 2-4 weeks of goats should give a pill of helminths, because a large amount of milk in the body as much as possible contributes to their appearance. In addition, care must be taken that lice and other parasites do not appear in kids.
It is also important to remember that a sharp change in feed can negatively affect the uneven stomachs of kids, causing them poisoning, the consequences of which can not be predicted.
The best food for goats taken from a goat is dry mixtures and hay, with great care they should be fed with green herbs and vegetables, as well as green leaves. Little kids feel great in the open air, so if littering occurred in the summer, to isolate the young from other goats in the barn so that they do not have the opportunity to go out with the rest of the herd, do not. Do not tie kids by the neck to the peg, or the fence, playing, they can get entangled in the rope and die.
Immediately after birth to goats, you should call a veterinarian to make them the vaccines required in this case and perform the necessary examination. From the age of four months, kids should be divided according to gender, since it is at this time that the goats can observe the first signs of hunting, to which neither females nor males are not ready. To avoid early coverages and pregnancies, females and males are separated and nurtured until they reach puberty separately. An early pregnancy can threaten a female with death, quite often the offspring from such a pregnancy is born dead, or too weakened to be viable.
Cultivation of kids