I can't believe how big everyone has grown, not great pics, but first is of our yearling sire, Shadow, and next his two keeper doelings 5 and 6 months old. How time flys when you see your "babies" coming along.....
I found old posts on here regarding feeding new goat kids, but as they are old threads am starting a new one!
At the farm we have had 5 goats kid twins, with one set of triplets. We have 3 others who also may kid, but did not yet. We did not run pregnancy tests, so aren't sure the remainder are bred, but we have time for that yet... so, the kids have arrived beginning mid July, and are spaced over a two week time span so far. With that, we have various birth weights of 5.59.5 pounds, of predominantly a boer goat breed...
Hello everyone! So we got another new goat, a purebred Oberhasli. She had twins and both kids perfered one side to the other, so now she has a lopsided udder. She kidded in May and we just took her from her kids so I think she is holding back a lot of the milk. Her previous owner only hand milked once a day. I use a pump and finish with handmilking 3 times a day. Anyways, the problem. She seems to have solids in her milk. When we milk her, the fuller side's teat is hard to get milk out of. You can get maybe a single spurt at a time but that's it.
Im just curious what others would do in this situation as im assuming that it would not be that uncommon.
This year has been my first year breeding my does to my own buck who i brought earlier this year. The first kids are due in about 5 days now. My parents have said that I am only allowed to keep 1 or maby 2 of my favorite kids. I will only be keeping does as i see no point in keeping bucks when i will not be able to breed them with most of the does because they will be realated.
I'm working really hard on goat plans. I have no goats at the moment but will be getting two adult does and two bucklings in spring 2018. They're nigerian dwarf goats! They fit the bill for milk production, kidding, size, and temperament. I'd also like alpines sometime in the future but we will work one thing at a time. So far I have nothing down for a pen or a barn - but tonight I fought hoards of mosquitoes to stake out where the pen will be. I have so much more room than I expected!
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