Many keep goats in their household. In order for a goat to give the highest milk yield and always be healthy, it must be properly fed. Goats are very clean animals and if the feeders or drinkers are dirty, they will refuse to feed. Therefore, after each feeding, all feed residues should be cleaned out, feeders and drinkers should be thoroughly rinsed. The goat will never become, there is the remaining feed, it can be given to piglets or rabbits.
It is necessary
- -grain waste
- - birch brooms
- -a piece of chalk
- -bone flour
Newly born kids are kept on natural feeding under the mother or separated from her and fed with milk from a bottle with a nipple, gradually teaching them to drink milk from the container. Milk should be freshly milked. Feeding should be started from the container as soon as the kids learn to stand firmly on their feet. To do this, they are given time to get a little hungry, they bring a bowl. If the kid does not drink, then a hand is lowered into the bowl and the kid is given a finger, gradually teaching him to drink milk on his own. You need to feed the kids 3-4 times a day and give 250 ml of milk at a time.
From two to three weeks, the kids are placed in a nursery with juicy hay, a mash of bran and taken out to graze on fresh grass.
From four months, the kids are transferred to a common herd and fed in the same way as adult goats. Up to four months, it is imperative, in addition to feed, to give 750 ml of milk divided into portions.
The diet of adult goats should be very varied, especially in the autumn-winter period. In summer, the main food is fresh pasture grass.
In winter, the diet of one goat should contain at least 2 kg of hay, turnips - 4 kg, birch brooms - 1 kg, half a kilogram of bran, 250 g. cake, 2 gr. salt, 15 ml of chalk and bone meal.
They also give silage if it has been properly laid and stored properly, does not have a putrid odor. Silage is given in small doses, gradually increasing to 3 kg per day.
Be sure to give a grain mash and chopped root vegetables.
Goats are fed 3 times a day, strictly at the same time.