But first Another baby pic...
He is no longer so little and cute!Lol
He was bad today!...
He was doing alot of this around the house
and jumped in the middle of Candice and knocked her
whole plate into the floor!
A toddler goat and hormonal teenager!Oh Yeah......
Okay On to the subject...
This is my current goat grain..Its a 14% stockgrower mixed half and half with a 16% dairy feed....
Then I add Black Oil Sunflower Seeds(BOSS)and Red Raspberry(the green stuff).
BOSS Has Vit E and Selenium in it to help with the deficiency since we are in a low selenium area.
Selenium Deficiency will cause birthing problem and muscle weakness among other things..
Red Raspberry is good for reproductive organs and milk production.
It will strengthen uterine muscles to help get babies in the right position for birth..
It will also help with fertility....
This is Slippery Elm Bark Powder..
Great for stomach problems.. It coats and heals Mucous membranes too.
If bottle babies are having problems with scours and its not Coccidiosis or other sickness
Then Slippery Elm should do the trick. I like using it better than Pepto or other meds..
It does have a disclaimer though.. Its not meant for long term use.. It can coat the stomach and intestines
so well you or whatever you give it to wont absorb nutrients...
It takes alot of it for several months though to cause this..
Its not bad tasting though. I put it in applesauce and take it like that..
Also if you dont have Slippery Elm or pepto, Blackberry leaves works Wonders!!
I had a goat that got into chicken feed had serious scours.. I threw a couple of leafy blackberry canes and kept her locked up with that and hay as her only feed.. 24 hours and scours where gone completely!
Comfrey is a new one for me...
I have been reading several places about giving it to goats..
Its also called bone knit since it helps heal especially broken bones..
They say a couple of leaves a week per goat is good enough to give them what they need..
So I will be adding it to their grain once a week..
I am also going to start growing it since they say once you get it started its really easy to grow.
It will also be cheaper! If I can get it started in the pasture then I wont have to feed it with grain..
You can also soak Comfrey leaves for a natural fertilizer..It takes about 4 days... We will see how well it does....
This is Dandelion... It makes GREAT hot tea!! With a little raw honey...Or alot like I drink it!
Dandelion helps detox your body, It helps your liver clean out so it can work better.
I drank alot of it after my surgery. All parts are edible of the Dandelion and has no known cautions!
This is Black Walnut Leaf and Hull powder..
The high levels of tannins makes it good for repelling parasites..
To much though could dry my goats up though so it will be small amounts once a week.
Along with the Comfrey and a few other things..... I didn't actually mean to mix the 2 but since they will be fed together it was okay I oopsed and dumped the 2 together..... It taught me to read All of the label!
This is Wormwood.. Also a wormer... In high quantities it can cause abortion.
It will be given once a week with the Comfrey and Black Walnut up until time for breeding...
Flax seed.... Is for the chickens! It also helps them with parasites!
Along with ground up Carrots, Garlic, and Cayenne pepper. You feed them only this for 24 hours and repeat in a week.. It has been working for me! I got it from Backyard Poultry Naturally By Alanna Moore
There is more in that book. Great book!!
This is Activated Charcoal. GREAT for making messes!!Lol I had it everywhere!!
But also for anything poisonous that maybe ingested.. For humans or animals.
Start with a 1tsp in enough water to swallow or drench with it..
More than one dose maybe needed... Its a just in case thing to have around.....
Lemongrass is something I haven't tried much yet with the dried herb.. But love the essential oil!!
Its a great bug repellent and I am going to add it to the Pennyroyal for a pillow for our house dogs
to help repel fleas and ticks.. We will see....
One thing I have been able to grow really well!
It has 3 little babies that I separated out.They are really easy to grow..
You don't want to over water or sit in direct sun though they WILL DIE!!Lol
I have used it for burns and other things..
This is something available at feed stores or farm supply stores..
Its all natural. They have it for goats, chickens and rabbits..
But it is all the same.. For colds and snuffles its 2-4 drops in each nostril.
A few drops in the ears for ear mites in rabbits..
I was also going to cover my essential oils but this is getting long so I will save it!
I have more natural remedies and herbs in my cabinets in pill form. Kyla and Kara take some along with their thyroid medicine and it helps their thyroid levels. Even through puberty its holding steady which the doctor says is rare!! Kyle also takes some things for his back that makes it at least tolerable but usually it doesn't hurt like it use too.. He had tried Cortisone shots and pain meds.. But him not being able to tie his own shoes got old for both of us!! Lol
Now I don't Not use regular medicine.. I think its good in moderation like natural medicine.. The over use of pain meds and antibiotics have caused some serious problems. So if I can use something natural I will do it..
All of it Natural and Chemical can get expensive and can be dangerous.. I tell the doctors what we take.. Whether they agree or not.. I have only had one who was okay with it.. The others get a little snotty about it.. But that's their problem.. It has never caused more problems. It usually helps the other meds work better..
Most natural remedies have a much wider margin of error than your chemical counter parts..
This is all my opinion and what I have read and studied on my own...
Its what I do for me, my family, and my animals..
Okay my brain is getting tired and the babies are hollering for the last bottle of the night.. Good Night!
I forgot..... I get most of my bulk herbs from Herbalcom. It has been the best deal I have found!
I was only able to get very small quantities before from the health food stores because of the mark up. I also didnt know where it came from or if it was organic or what... Okay that is really it now. Good night!..