URGENT: Need to put weight on a skinny goat
So a lady was boarding her sickly goats with us, 2 angora bucks, and we didn't notice what horrible condition they were in until one died, because of their thick coats and spry attitude.
So as mentioned, one passed away. The one we have left (Gruff) is very underweight. I can feel each of his ribs and this backbone is prominent. He is in a separate pen within the goat pen, so he is able to socialize wth the other goats. Gruff's feeding schedule is as follows, and I need somebody knowledgeale about goats to revise it if possible, please.
Free fed hay (horse quality)
1/4 cup calf manna (AM and PM)
1/4 cup complete feed (AM and PM)
He has free access to fresh water, sheter and shade at all times.
What type of dewormer should I get him? Should I yet? He is very skinny.
He should weigh about 40 pounds when at proper weight I think. He is around 30? Right now. Those numbers are assumptions.
I know you don't normally free feed a goat, but he doesn't gourge himself and uses it to lay on as well. He is eating about 2-3 lbs of hay per day.
Is there anything I need to modify in this schedule? I've only been feeding him like this for about a week, do I need to just wait it out?
Thanks in advance. He is a very sweet goat.
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