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post #1 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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He isn't eating hay. He will eat his feed and graze on grass. I have bought different kinds of hay from different suppliers and still he won't eat it. Should i up the feed a little?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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any advice?
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 08:48 PM
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As long as he is getting enough grass he really doesn't need hay. In your previous posts you said he didn't look like he was grazing that much. Is he grazing a lot now? Keep offering him hay, eventually he'll eat some. How does his poop look?

Also, have you stuck a buddy in with him yet? Sounds like he needs someone to set an example. Monkey see monkey do.
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As long as he is getting enough grass he really doesn't need hay. In your previous posts you said he didn't look like he was grazing that much. Is he grazing a lot now? Keep offering him hay, eventually he'll eat some. How does his poop look?

Also, have you stuck a buddy in with him yet? Sounds like he needs someone to set an example. Monkey see monkey do.

He really don't graze that long. He has other goats in the pasture that eat the hay. I have showed him the hay. I have feed it to him by hand and he ate it. He just don't eat it. I got different kind too. Should i up his feed?


His poop looks like any horse i've ever since in the past. like normal. I mean big balls clumped together and some not clumped,(like to little small ones.) lol. But it looks good i think
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He does need weight but I don't think he needs that weight in grain. You might want to discuss this with a vet. Even if it is just calling one to get their opinion. Has he been dewormed?
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[QUOTE=ShutUpJoe;750456]He does need weight but I don't think he needs that weight in grain. You might want to discuss this with a vet. Even if it is just calling one to get their opinion. Has he been dewormed?



ok. Yea. that is what the people said who i bought him from. But I don't know when.
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How long have you had him? He'll need de-wormed about every 3 months. Have you tried soaking his hay?
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How long have you had him? He'll need de-wormed about every 3 months. Have you tried soaking his hay?

A week today. He is only 5 months old. so im sure he has had it within the past two months or even 3. I haven't tried soaking it. What do i put it in to soak it or do i just stick the water hoes to it and get it pretty wet? Do i let it dry out some before putting it in there?
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