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Last answer by Kaleidoscope Acres 58 months ago +0 votes:
At 5 weeks your goat kids should also be getting hay (or grass) and possibly even some oats or grain ration.  If they are only getting their bottles that could be the problem.  Also is it proper goats milk replacement they are getting or cows milk?  It should be goats milk replacement which comes as a powder and you mix with water before feeding them. They may need to be wormed or ... more
Last answer by Patricia Cartwright 59 months ago +0 votes:
Hi, We have several egg laying hens and have several different breeds. I would recommend that you research the different chicken breeds and find ones that suit your location and needs best. Some breeds of chickens are friendlier than others, some lay more eggs than others, some are hardier than others etc. If you plan on getting chickens from multiple sources they will need to be introduced to eac... more
Last answer by Kaleidoscope Acres 62 months ago +0 votes:
 Perhaps the eggs were not well cared for before you got them. Since some did hatch but not all you at least can be sure it is probably not your incubator or anything you are doing.  I suspect that perhaps some eggs got too chilled, or too hot, before you got them like some were not collected when they should have been, or perhaps were not actually fertile to begin with (maybe too many ... more
Last answer by Elizabeth Nuttall 64 months ago +0 votes:
Hi Lorna, try taking a look at www.uklandandfarms.co.uk. I'm sure that there are lots of small holdings for sale. more
Last answer by Kaleidoscope Acres 73 months ago +3 votes:
You may have had a humidity problem - this is the usual reason why they dry out when hatching. I know the books always say do not help them.  You could damage them, but I know I would have a hard time watching a bird struggle then die.  If your humidity is too low they get dried out and stuck to the membrane.  I have always had a broody hen raise the eggs, I have never done it ... more
I found the Cattle Forum, but there is no Cattle category. more