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  1. #21
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    I am always concerned with bucket feeding because I've seen a few full grown horses that were bucket babies and they ended up being tongue suckers.
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    Two years ago I was in the same situation, but the filly was only at three weeks and wouldn't take to the bottle, Igloo Mama, etc. Working with our local veterinary hospital we leased a nurse goat. And she was fabulous. The filly finally took to the bottle, but having mama goat around was a real god-send. I also ended up purchasing another orphaned filly to buddy with Phoebe. Mama goat raised both girls until "weaning", and then went on to her next orphans. I can't say enough great things about my experience with the mama goat lease.

    PS - I know, technically, she was a nanny goat, but the vets always called her "mama goat"
    Last edited by DancingFoalFarms; Apr. 29, 2013 at 08:19 PM. Reason: addendum



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