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Baby goats welcomed to AG room

Ryan Lewis, Mustang Media

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Ms. Sanders is the Agriculture teacher at Coronado and she has recently added three baby goats to CHS!

The Ag department has borrowed a herd of about 30 female pregnant goats. The goats started having babies about three weeks ago and they have been having singles, twins or triplets.

Three of the baby goats born, Sugar, Charlie, and Pepper, were all orphaned.

“We did not, and will not, advise you to take a baby animal away from their mom while the mom is still taking care of it,” Sanders said.

Caring for baby goats to many of us would seem very difficult and we would not know what to do, but Sanders and her Ag class know just how to handle it.

“For the first week, as they were not doing very well, we were keeping them warm and well fed,” Sanders said. “They were being bottle fed for the first 24 hours, every three hours (including all night) to help them keep their strength up. After that, we started to spread out the feedings to about every four hours, then to every six hours, and finally to twice a day (which is what they are at now) and will stay at two bottle feedings per day until they are a few months old and eating a sufficient amount of hay and feed on their own.”

The responsibility of taking care of three baby goats in the classroom is a tough job to take on, but Ms. Sanders and her students have been doing an excellent job caring for them.

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