Crazy Goat Lady on Facebook

Some may have noticed that I removed the “Forum” option from my website.

I wasn’t getting any cwork_computerisationontributions and it just became something else for me to manage.  Then I had some “fans” who were sending me pics and there was no way for me to post them without spending huge amounts of time formatting and stuff.  I was just wracking my brain trying to figure an easy way to do this!

A week or so ago my smart (& handsome), husband created a Facebook account for our business… (light bulb coming on)…facebook

So here it is!  Crazy Goat Lady now has a Facebook fan page!

You’ll need a Facebook account to get started – so, if you have one, just click the Facebook link on the right hand side of my website & you’ll be right there!

I think using the Facebook  “discussions” tab will be an easier way to get input and put out ideas than it was with my forum.

If you think there’s anything else that I can do to improve my site or the contents, please let me know.  I’m always open to new ideas.

Christine

The Crazy Goat Lady!

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4 Responses to Crazy Goat Lady on Facebook
  1. Kipu Mo
    June 12, 2010 | 5:47 am

    Great tips, these are useful and this site rocks especially for beginners like myself…

    • Christine
      June 16, 2010 | 6:02 pm

      Glad you enjoy my website!

  2. John i
    February 3, 2010 | 12:44 am

    Hey need help 911 my goats is trying to give birth she has a prolasped uterus 3 days ago there was fluid amber color then clear fluid now her uderus stick out 5 inches tried to feel for babies but she only puches once every 2 to 5 hours not constant also can.t find her opening can push her uderus in but don’t know if i should be trying to deliver her babies can see babies moving on her sides can u please call me its 1:30 in the morning need help have my phone on going back outside my name is john thanks

    • Christine
      February 3, 2010 | 6:12 am

      John,

      If your doe doesn’t seem to be in any pain, try the method below, otherwise, please call your vet.. I’ve never experienced a doe with a prolapsed uterus… I found this info online for you – it is from a meat producer’s website. I wish I could be more helpful, sorry 🙁

      Good luck!

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      Prolapses exist if either the vagina or the rectum is outside the doe’s body. Prolapses in pregnant does usually happen during the final 30 days of pregnancy — if they are going to occur at all. Rectal prolapses appear in does that have been improperly fed and allowed to become too fat. Proper nutritional management makes rectal prolapses unlikely to occur. Vaginal prolapses are mostly hereditary and can be bred out by mating the doe with an unrelated buck whose previous female offspring have not prolapsed. Does that prolapse more than once should be culled from the herd.

      Returning a prolapse to the inside of the goat’s body must be done very carefully. To prevent infection, clean the prolapse with a solution of Nolvasan teat dip or equivalent product by gently pouring the mixture over it. This is very delicate and easily torn tissue. Take great care. Put on disposable gloves and apply K-Y Jelly or similar water-soluable lubricant to the gloved hand being used to re-position the prolapse. Using the flat palm of the gloved hand, gently and with even pressure press the prolapse back inside the goat. This is a two-person job; one person has to hold the goat in a standing position while lifting its rear legs off the ground so that it can’t push against the hand of the second person, who is attempting to return the prolapsed organ back inside the goat. Sometimes it is necessary to place the goat on its side in order to get the proper angle that allows reinsertion of the prolapse.

      If the prolapse has been outside the body for several hours or overnight, causing it to dry out and therefore become more difficult to put back inside the goat, then granulated sugar can be sprinkled over the cleansed prolapse. Sugar helps shrink the prolapse, easing its return inside the goat’s body. If none of these procedures is successful, it is time to call a veterinarian. Once the vet gets the prolapse back in place, he can install a series of purse string stitches to hold the prolapsed organ inside. If it is a vaginal prolapse, the precise kidding date must either be known or the producer must frequently check the doe for signs of labor. When the doe’s water breaks, the stitches must be cut immediately so that her kids can be born. Otherwise they will drown. Dead kids inside a doe equals toxemia and her likely death. Place the doe in a close-by pen and check her every couple of hours, including throughout the night, as kidding time nears.