A friend who raises goats had a nanny reject a kid a few days ago. The kid is now five days old.
Last night my friend got called out of town abruptly and I’ve since been kid-sitting this five day old goat - it’s also my first ever goat experience. She’s on Manna-pro kid replacement formula.
I’ve seen conflicting views of how much total ounces she “should” be eating in a day, which seems to be more than this little goat is taking in. She doesn’t want more than about two-three ounces per feeding, four or five times a day.
Her poop is that mustardy-yellow of human baby poop, sorta liquidy, in that a bit will dribble down her leg/under her tail. It seemed to irritate her bottom. Should I give her some Pedialyte for the next feeding round? Am I feeding too much? Or is this normal baby goat action?
I appreciate the wise words of people on COTH. The goat seems reasonably happy and healthy, other than the sorta liquidy pooh…I don’t want to bother my friend with these questions at this time.