Bottle Feeding Chart for Goat Kids

May 24, 2022

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When bottle or tube feeding kids, remember these tips:

Don't feed babies with a body temperature below 101F

Heat milk gently until it reaches 103F. Make sure to stir the pan or shake the bottle to prevent hot spots

A quality colostrum replacer is necessary for the first 24 hours if you cannot get colostrum from the dam.

Kids will need 5-6 bottles a day for the first week. This number will decrease as the kid ages.

Don't feed more than 20% of the kid's weight in a 24 hour period. Bottle babies may act hungry, but if you're feeding them enough according to age and bottle schedule, they'll be ok!




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