Monday, May 13, 2013

Our First Bleeding Incident with the Goats!

 Shiva was debudded when we got her 8 days ago. Tonight this horn bud/scab thing fell off and she's raw/bleeding where it used to be. I am hoping this is normal and nothing to worry about. 

 I posed the question to GoatWorld, a group on Facebook and got the following responses:
  • Totally normal.
  • Thanks Ladies! I'll sleep better tonight!
  • Is that goat in your house?? lol
  • *Blush* Yes, they are both are in the house. Very spoiled Kids. Dyson has been with us since he was 3 weeks old (He's 8 weeks now). They sleep in a kennel inside at night. And we each take them out during the day. Just got a temporary fence up today that we can put them out in during the day... They screamed after about 20 minutes non stop. Figured we can work them up to being out there longer while we work on our permanent fencing and shelter for them.
  • I thought everyone kept their goats in the house
  • Normal
  • Pls be careful. They will eat the Sheetrock right off the wall joists.
  • Thanks for the heads up... So far no incidents of destruction save a roll of toilet paper that was unwound from one end of the house to the other when one of the boys forgot to close the door after themselves.
  • I'd respray with BluKote.
  • Normal and it looks good just watch it as it heals over for possible infection rare but can happen. Very cute too.
  • Yeah doesn't everyone watch tv with their goat in the living room?
  • Make sure to spray the wound with BluKote or Vetrimiacin. If you don't have any of that use Neosporin on it for a few days to keep it from picking up infection.
  • Cj its completely normal and acceptable to keep young kids in the house. I laugh as I know your life is changing forever for the better.
  • Thanks for all the advise.... Going to run out and pick up something for the wound. Have to go get some chicken feed anyway.

1 comment:

  1. I got what's called "Blue Lotion" from the Co-op and put it on her wound. She didn't like it much, seemed to have stung a little bit, but it's not oozing anymore and is looking better already.