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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi we don’t have our goats yet but plan on getting some. We have 5 acres and one part is almost all blackberries that have grown over an old log pile. The blackberries infestation is massive! And daunting! I also was wondering about an electric net fence since we’d like to be able to move them...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there! My name is Cindy and I just bought two 9 week old Nigerian Dwarf goats. I am brand spankin' new to having goats, but my husband grew up on a "hobby" farm. We got these guys from a reputable breeder 45min. from us. They are both males and were banded the day we picked them up (Aug...
  3. Blog Forum
    I’m not sure what is going on with my doe. She acts like she has to pee but very little comes out. She stays squatting and nothing. She also has discharge and her whole back end is wet and the top part crusty. I was asked for pictures and did a video since I have reached out for help and I have...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Last year we got two pygmy goats (one doe and one wether). We are looking to get two new kids this spring. Our wether is smaller than the doe but he sometimes gets aggressive and headbutts her. She can protect herself but we are worried that the wether may hurt the kids. Are wethers good with...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Update 2: Layla passed away on Monday 10/15. It turns out the initial veterinarian missed significant injuries to her head and spine and she was suffering a brain bleed these past few weeks. I am devastated and processing. Both she and DeeDee were such amazing souls and I feel responsible as a...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, looking for some advise on what to feed my boys. I think I've overwhelmed myself and overthinking it but there is so much information and I'm so confused! First, I live in coastal northern CA, I have two 1 year old ND wethers and one lamancha and something else cross that I am fostering...
  7. Goat Management
    I recently started my own herd of Boer goats, in an effort to raise quality fair kids for my children. The plan is for this to be our last year buying wethers. That said, I currently have three yearling does out on pasture, one doe with 3-day-old bucklings in one stall of our barn, and one bred...
  8. Meat Market
    I feed him 3 pounds Jacoby's red tag, 1 pound fitter 35 supplements. I run him about 6 times back and forth, and stand him on two bricks for at least 30 minutes. what are some suggestions and tips you have? how does he look in your opinion? I also included a video of him.
  9. Meat Market
    Hi, this is my last year in FFA and i really want to make sale this year by placing 1 or 2 in my class;however, I’m not sure on how to exercise him, or if I’m doing it correctly. I have been feeding him Jacinta feed along with fitter 35 supplements. I have also been chasing him back and forth in...
  10. Goat Management
    Okay y'all, my two boys are a little over a year now, and I am STILL having trouble trying to figure out what to feed them and what not because they're are so many conflicting answers when I read up on it. Of course my main concern is making sure they don't get urinary calculi. I have been...
  11. Waiting Room
    Hello, I am typing this in such excitement. My 3 yo 2nd freshener oberhasli doe is due to kid in about 6 days (march 9):leap:!!!!!! Do you think she is almost ready?? I cannot wait!! I gathered my birthing kit and shaved her backside already. I am checking her ligaments, udder, and vulva...
  12. Kidding Koral
    This is my first time with a kidding doe, so I've been doing a lot of research. Reading, diagrams, pictures, and they've all been very helpful. But I'm very new at this and I'm just having trouble reading my doe's signs! She really should be kidding any day. Her tail is very loose at the base; I...
  13. Goat Management
    I posted previously about my doeling, when she was having clumpy poop. I was advised to cut her grain, and did so. She is fine without it, and seems back to normal. She eats her fill of hay, and grazes during the day. I was going to put her back on it gradually, but when I went out to milk this...
  14. Goat Management
    I have a 100 pound Lamancha/Boer cross yearling doe who is in milk. She is pretty easy-going, as goats go, and I just purchased her last week. I've been introducing her slowly to my Nigerian dwarf doeling, who is about 3 months old, over the last few days. They did pretty well together, with the...
  15. Health & Wellness
    A couple of days ago my FF doe got diarrhea, I figured it was just do to all the fresh, green grass she was eating (we just expanded their pen). But a few days later she still has it and did not want to eat her grain this morning. I did deworm her yesterday with safeguard. I haven't really...
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