Discount of 10% for bottle kids picked up at the farm between 4 weeks old. We are hoping to have almost all of our 2018 babies bottle raised to ENSURE they are super friendly & people oriented. We will be selling kids after 4 wks of age w/ASSURANCE that they are bottle raised by their new owners until weaning age of 9-12 wks. The kids 1 week and older will be on 3x a day bottle feedings, approximately 7am, 2pm, 10pm. They will have their first CDT vaccine, dewormer, and coccidia treatment. All kids will come with a "NEW GOAT OWNER GOODY BAG" which includes a bottle, nipple, next doses of any medications w/instructions, current feed including loose goat minerals, baby goat grain and a small amount of hay to slowly transition to the feed of your choice. Your goody bags also have print off's of our very helpful New Goat Owner pages for you to use & learn from. The babies will be bottle fed 50/50 fresh goats milk and Whole Cows milk (the basic Vitamin D Whole Cows milk from the grocery store) to make it easier to transition to a 100% Whole Milk diet in their new home. WE DO NOT ADVISE USING ANY MILK REPLACERS! We will provide you with enough goats milk to safely & slowly transition to the 100% Whole Milk feeding routine during their first week in your home. ** All Doe & Buck kids will be ADGA registered, tattooed & disbudded/polled before leaving our farm . ** All wethers will be disbudded/polled before leaving our farm & will have a waiver from buyers that the male kid be brought back at 9-12 weeks old to be wethered at no cost. We will also update their vaccines & deworming at this time if you'd like, no cost. ** We will discount 10% of purchase price for kids picked up at 4 weeks of age. ** Wethers are discounted 10% off price of a pair ($180 for pair of 2) ** No kids will leave until paid in full. *Click here for our 2018 Sales Contract*
DISCOUNTS: I offer $50 off to proven 4H homes, ADGA show homes, DHIA Milk testing herds, and/or Linear Appraisal herds. If you are interested in purchasing an animal please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will discount 10% of purchase price for kids picked up at 4-6 weeks of age. Wethers are discounted 10% off price of a pair ($180 for pair of 2). SALES/DEPOSITS: NO deposits/contracts accepted until pregnancy is confirmed via testing and/or ultrasound. A $50 non-refundable deposit will hold a kid of your choice until it is ready (approx. 6-10 wks old). Health Certificate is required for out of state sales ($50-$75). Airline crate is required for all air-shipped kids ($150-$300). Transport to/from airport for air-shipped kids approx $50-$75. Airline costs will be determined by destination & airline. We will ship out of Portland International Airport/PDX, Portland, Oregon. * Updated 2018 Sales Contract can be seen & printed here.
Bellafire BP Bridal Bouquet (7*M after DHI) 1st Freshening * BB x Algedi Farm DJ Encore Bred 10/26, Due: 3/20/2018 Confirmed PREGO, Due: 3/20 Wethers: $100 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6 2nd Milk test 5/11-5/12
Bellafire UL Gidget (1*M after DHI) 1st Freshening * Gidget x Alethia HB Lost Treasure Bay Bred 10/26, BW:12/5, Confirmed PREGO, Due: 3/20 Wethers: $100 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6 2nd Milk test 5/11-5/12
Walsh Kids HH Serene Night (1*M after DHI) 2nd Freshening Serene Night x Alethia HB Lost Treasure Bay Bred 10/26, Due: 3/20/2018 Confirmed Prego, Ultrasound w/3-4 Does/Bucks: $400 (Doe Retnd) 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6 2nd Milk test 5/11-5/12
Bellafire Sweet Honey Bee (7*M after DHI)2nd Freshening Honey Bee x Algedi Farm DJ Encore Bred 10/26, Ultrasd: 12/5,Due: 3/20 Confirmed PREGO, ultrasound w/3+ Does/Bucks: $400 Wethers: $100 (Wether Rsrvd, DR) 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6 2nd Milk test 5/11-5/12
Kidded 3/22/2018 - quads 2 doa 1 beautiful wethers - reservd PF black/white wether, 1doe (retnd?)solid dark doe "Princess" cuz she only take the bottle if I pick her up to eat, which of course I do cuz she's a princess! start bottles, 4/1 Baycox, Valbazen, & 1st CDT 4/11 Baycox 5/11 & 5/12, 2 doses Baycox, Valbazen, buck wethered & 2nd CDT 5/13, ready, 5/1
Bellafire HH Patty Cake 1*M (Has 1 ADGA CH Leg) 3rd Freshening * Patty Cake x Alethia HB Lost Treasure Bay Bred 10/29, Ultrasd: 12/9,Due: 3/23/2018 Confirmed PREGO, ultrasound w/2-3 Does/Bucks: $425 Wethers: $100 (Doe Retnd) 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6
Bellafire UL JuJuBee 1st Freshening JuJuBee x Algedi Farm DJ Encore Bred 11/11/17, BW:12/6, Ultrasd: 12/21, * Confirmed PREGO, BW 12/11, Due: 4/5/2018 Does: $350 2 Wethers Resvd E: $100 (Doe rsv OSU) 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6 2nd Milk test 5/11-5/12
Kidded 4/8/2018 - quads 1 doa/1 died - got laid on :( 1 buckskin wether - reservd PF/EL 1doe - pet/ OSU start bottles, 4/21 Baycox, Valbazen, & 1st CDT 4/29 Baycox, Valbazen, & 2nd CDT 5/15 - ready, 5/15
Curbstone Valley Camarina (7*M after DHI) 2nd Freshening Cami x Algedi Farm DJ Encore Bred 11/11/17, Due: 4/5/2018 * Confirmed PREGO, ultrasound w/3 Does: $350 2 Wethers Resvd E: $100 1st Milk test 4/20-4/21, 1-day/Verf test 5/5-5/6 2nd Milk test 5/11-5/12
Bellafire DC Midnight Melody 1*M (Blue eyes) 5th Freshening * chance of blue eyes!! Melody x Algedi Farm DJ Encore Heat 11/9, not bred, Heat 11/26-27, bred to Encore * Confirmed PREGO, DUE: 4/20/2018 Ultrasound w/showed 2, maybe 3 Does/Bucks: $500 (Doe kid TA /Buck kid AB/Doe retnd)
kidded 4/22/2018 - triplets 2 doe's, 1 black/white blue eyes retnd D, 1 solid black w/tiny white spot on poll/SOLD TA 1 black/white wether D start bottles, 4/29 Baycox, Valbazen, & 1st CDT 5/13 Baycox, Valbazen, & 2nd CDT 6/3 - ready, 5/20
Bellafire UL Tranquility (Polled) 1st Freshening * Tranq x Moonshine Tranq heat 11/15, not bred, Heat 12/5, bred to Moonshine, * Confirmed PREGO, BW 1/5/18, Due: 4/29/2018 Does: $350 Wethers: $100 (Doe rsv OSU)
kidded 4/28/2018 - single doe 1 doe kid - resrvd OSU
GCH Bellafire DC Sweet Alyssum 6*M 5th Freshening; LA score: VEEV 88 1st Freshener Ally x Algedi Farm DJ Encore Heat 11/26-27, bred to Encore Heat 12/3, bred to Heartbreaker (Encore @ Anna) Heat 12/26, bred to Encore, Confirmed Prego, Due: 5/20/2018 Does/Bucks: $(Doe retnd)(Doe resvd HE,2nd)
kidded 5/22/2018, triplets 1 DOA 1 blk/wht doe retd 1 buck, D start bottles, Baycox, Valbazen, & 1st CDT Baycox, Valbazen, & 2nd CDT ready,
Baby Bottle Feeding
We believe whole-heartedly that a baby is best left with it's momma in those early days. We want our babies to get that wonderful colostrum in the first few days and to build that beautiful mother/kid bond. We spend time with the kids every day socializing them to people. After a week or two we will start teaching the kids to take a bottle so that we can begin separating them from mom at night & during shows. It also helps to make them friendly. A basic rule of thumb for bottle feeding goats is to feed 10% to 15% of the kids current body weight per day. We do not use replacers at all... we are fortunate to have goats milk onhand and we mix it 50/50 with Whole Cow milk from the local grocery store.
This is a basic bottle feeding schedule (we believe feeding smaller amounts, more often is KEY to avoiding issues):
Day 1 thru day 3 feed 2-3 oz. goat colostrum every 2-3 hours.
Day 3 thru day 7 feed 3-5 oz. PASTURIZED goats milk and/or whole milk, 4-6 times a day.
For weeks 2-3 feed 6-8 oz. PASTURIZED goats milk and/or whole milk, 3-4 times a day.
For weeks 4-6 feed 8-10 oz. PASTURIZED goats milk and/or whole milk 2-3 times a day.
For the next 6-8 weeks feed 10-12 oz. PASTURIZED goats milk and/or whole milk 2 times a day.
To wean, cut back to smaller amounts 2x a day for a few days, then to once a day for a few days to encourage the kids to eat 'normal' goat rations.
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