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Postby msvette2u » April 8th, 2006, 1:18 pm

And she came with a friend!!
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Yes...my Missy/Midge/Misty girl (the black one) came back to us. While we were renting in the City limits, we could not have her. Well we COULD have but as ACO it wouldn't have looked good to "break the law". LOL
So she stayed with the people we got her from. While there, our other goat, Bucky, passed away from bloat :( RIP
When we got Midge back, they threw in "FancyPants", the b/w one, as company for her.
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Isn't he pretty!? My only wish is that they had been bottle fed so they'd be tamer. They are both pretty skittish around people. I want to breed Midge if I can find a buck, and take the baby and hand raise it so it'll be tame and we can handle it easier!
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Postby pLaurent » April 8th, 2006, 2:34 pm

They're beautiful. I love goats!! :)
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Postby msvette2u » April 8th, 2006, 2:36 pm

Thanks :) They are very cool, I wish they didn't mind being handled so much!
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 8th, 2006, 3:28 pm

They are cute! I had a goat looong ago.

I cannot beleive you are going to become a back yard goat breeder!! :neener:
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Postby msvette2u » April 8th, 2006, 3:44 pm

LOL Well that's a major IF! :wink: I can't even find a male for her. It seems everytime someone lists them they are GONE ::poof:: they are quite popular in this area!
Kids love to do 4-H with them. I don't know as I'd do it on a regular basis but I've wanted to breed her since I got her, then steal her baby, and handraise it so it can be handled. These two are both like wild hares! You can't catch them easily at all and when you do, she screams like you're killing her.
I haven't handled him much yet. I can tell already he's not a handraised baby.
The people we got them from don't handraise unless one of the moms has triplets. I told them in May I may buy one from them with the idea of bottlefeeding and handraising. :)
In studying about them, about the only way to get them so tame is to handraise. :|
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 8th, 2006, 4:11 pm

the goat I had was a little teeny thing when I got him. Someone found him & gave him to me. I raised him in the house & bottle fed him. He wsa a pain in the ass but he was soo sweet & thought he was a dog. He got too big & rowdy to keep inside so I built a pen for him near the house but I let him in the pasture or in the yard during the day. He was killed by a coyote. :(
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Postby msvette2u » April 8th, 2006, 4:22 pm

:(
We have coyotes but these should be safe, the horses are in the pasture they are penned in. The coyotes tend to stay away from them.
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Postby call2arms » April 25th, 2006, 1:48 pm

To me, goats = glosettes... :lol
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » April 25th, 2006, 3:14 pm

I had no idea goats got bloat. How sad. :(
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Postby msvette2u » April 25th, 2006, 4:08 pm

They are ruminants. I've ordered bloat release and I have the CD&T antitoxin. I could have fixed him here. :( At least made a good stab at it...
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Postby call2arms » April 25th, 2006, 7:04 pm

Can't bloat be easy to fix?
I've seen emergency vet shows where cows had bloat and the vet pushed some to make sure all stomachs were in the right place, localise the air and inserted a "catether" to let the air out...
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Postby msvette2u » April 25th, 2006, 8:11 pm

I think so. I'm not sure, I don't want to find out! But we did get the bloat release. There's information on it on the goat pages.
http://www.jackmauldin.com/health/enterotoxaemia.htm
I don't know exactly WHY the little guy died. He was such a sweet goat. I don't have pics :(
this jackmauldin site is wonderful and explains a number of illnesses and how to treat them!
Oh and found this informational page too...it describes what you were talking about...
http://kinne.net/bloat.htm
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