FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT DO BABY GOATS EAT?

Baby goats for sale from us are typically under 2 months old and require bottle feeding. All you need is whole cow's milk from your local grocery store and a human baby bottle to bottle feed.

HOW SOON CAN THEY LEAVE THEIR MOM?

After 24 hours a kid is no longer able to absorb the antibodies in their mother's colostrum and they can leave for a bottle feeding home at this time. However, we like to give ours at least 48 hours with their mothers to give them a good start.

HOW OFTEN DO THEY NEED TO BE FED?

The minimum for bottle feeding is 3x per day (for example: before you go to work, once you get home, then before bedtime).

HOW BIG DO THEY GET?

All goats are individuals so sizes and shapes vary from goat to goat. But in general, Nigerian Dwarf goats will be under 23" at the shoulder. Mixed-breed goats will be bigger.

HAVE THEY BEEN VACCINATED AND DISBUDDED?

No, but sort of... the parents have received CD&T vaccinations. However, we do not vaccinate the baby goats themselves unless needed (i.e. tetanus if injured).

 

We do not disbud. However, our buck is polled meaning he naturally does not have horns. His kids have a 50% chance of also being naturally polled.

HAVE THEY BEEN DEWORMED?

Yes. We will deworm your baby goat before it leaves with Safeguard (Panacur) liquid.

ARE THEY REGISTERED?

As a general rule - no. Some goats in our herd are registered but *both* parents must be registered for the kids to be registered. We rarely have kids from two registered parents. If we ever do have some it will be noted on their ad or photo.  As of 2021, we have no registered does, so registered kids are not possible.