Bottle Feeding Baby Goats
When you first get your baby goats, it can seem overwhelming to know how often and how much to feed them. Bottle feeding baby goats is an important part of their growth and development, so it’s important to get it right. Here are some key tips on how often to bottle feed your baby goats.
Frequency of Bottle Feedings
The frequency of bottle feedings will depend on the age of the goat. For goats that are less than a week old, bottle feedings should occur every 4-6 hours. As they grow older, you can start to spread out the feedings to every 8-10 hours. Once the baby goats are two weeks old, you can reduce the feedings to once per day.
Amount of Formula to Feed
The amount of formula to feed your baby goats will also depend on their age. For young goats, you should provide 2-3 ounces of formula per feeding. As they get older, this amount should increase to 6-8 ounces per feeding. You should also make sure to monitor your goats’ weight to ensure they are getting the right amount of nutrition and are growing properly.
Other Factors to Consider
When bottle feeding your baby goats, there are a few other factors to consider. Here is a list of tips to keep in mind:
- Cleanliness: Always make sure to clean and sterilize the bottles and nipples between feedings.
- Warmth: Formula should be lukewarm. If it’s too cold, it can cause metabolic issues.
- Monitor Growth: Keep an eye on your goats’ growth and adjust your feeding schedules accordingly.
Following these guidelines will help ensure your baby goats get the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Knowing how often and how much to feed them is an important part of being a responsible goat owner.