‘Baby goats are nice and gentle’- goat farm care takers trained in SEVAI.
An adolescent holds lovely baby goat
‘Baby goats are
nice and gentle’ said by P.Vanitha of SEVAI while training goat rearing women
in SEVAI goat farm centre in Sirugamani.She further added,“Tamilnadu Government provides free goats to poor women and the
goats and baby goats are to be taken care with full attention for better income.
A goat that is less than 6 months old is called a kid. Baby goats are
Mother Goats are nannies. Fathers are called billy goats. Baby goats are nice
and gentle. Goats are herbivorous mammals of the genus Capra, which means goat
in Latin. Baby goats, or kids, require extra
care and keeping just like any baby, and their owner should provide it if they
wish to have a healthy, productive herd. These young goats will need colostrum,
milk, water, hay, grain, health care,
shelter, vaccinations, hoof trimming and tattooing. Following aschedule is important when owners
are providing these needs. An adult female goat is called a doe or nannyfeed
the baby goat fresh milk regularly. The best milk would be from his
mother or any other goat, although you can also feed it milk from any cow.
However, per gallon of cow milk, remember to add three spoons of corn syrup.
The first time, it may not want to drink it, but after a while it should. We need to feed the baby goat
regularly and in small amounts because babies are born with small stomachs, the
feeding can be for baby four times a day. They might not drink it in the first
time if it wasn't goat milk because cow's milk and other milks are different
from goat milk a bit.SEVAI Provides a
warm and dry shelter/environment. The place is in a warm area away,
preventing the sun heat, rain, and wind cold. The shelter put up by SEVAI has a
good roof. Keeping baby goat in a wet, cold place will make it get sick. It's very
important to trim the baby's hooves. Trimming your baby is very easy, just be
very careful not to hurt it. We need to make
the goat kids friendly. To do this, first we should know where to touch
them. It might take from 1 to 2 months to make your baby goat love you, because
the baby is an animal and we are human and be patient with the baby goat. -Govin