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  1. Goat Management
    I just bought a Boer bottle baby from my relatives. She is only a week old and was rejected by her mom. Does anybody have any advice on how to introduce her to the herd? She is in a pen right next to them right now. She’s super sweet and pretty quite. I am only going to keep her for a little...
  2. Health & Wellness
    So here is my dilemma: My friend has this incredibly sweet Boer doeling which will be eight weeks old on the 20th. My friend tried to disbud this kid with acid (which didn't work) and so now this goat has little horns poking through. I plan to bring this goat to my place in a week or two, but...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hi (again), I've discovered that my two 11wk old goats have sucking lice. They also have pretty bad FAMACHA scores (was improving after toltrazuril for cocci, now fading again), so I want to treat them with Ivomec injectable. The dose I plan to use is 1cc/40lbs, please correct me if that's...
  4. Sheep
    Hi there, I'm a professional dog groomer, and I used to shear sheep for a friend of mine. Well recently she's asked me to come shear her 6 Jacob's sheep. I know it's been a while since they were done, but this was almost 3 years of growth!! Plus I clipped their extremely over grown hooves and...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. My goat has a lump on his cheek. He also had one last year, and it thankfully went away in a few weeks. My suspicion is bee sting or somehow cutting himself on brambles, but I’d like to see what you guys think too, and if you think I should be concerned. (Also yes, I know he needs a...
  6. Meat Market
    So my herd is mostly all Kiko. I love them so far, but have yet to get into the meat market side for them. I'm still breeding and hoping to up my numbers soon just for this. Have any advice for them as far as a meat goat? Any good methods for feeding or tips for getting them larger faster? What...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I recently purchased Purina Goat mineral (for all life stages). Prior to this one, I was using MannaPro. I wanted to ask what color the contents are supposed to be? I opened my bag and everything seemed really orange. ManaPro obviously has a grayish color and I used it all the time before. I...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hi all, I'm very new to goat raising. Out the back of a horse property I manage we found this female kid, next to her dead mum (shot, illegally because she was on our private property, but its legal to shoot feral goats here). The rest of the herd was no where to be seen. We easily caught said...
  9. Health & Wellness
    The Goat's Symptoms: AS OF 6/26/2019 MORNING: This goat is a female and is about 3-5 years old. She is a smaller build compared to our other pygmies. The very first thing I noticed a few years back was that her jaw wasn't normal. When the goat is facing towards you, you can see that the cheeks...
  10. Business Buzz
    What site do yall use to make your websites? I am considering weebly to put the babies up for sale. What did yall make your websites with? Thank you, Nigerian Dwarf goat
  11. Parasites
    So as a newer goat owner, I am finally having to battle lice.... Its disgusting, all 10 goats/kids have them! So I went to the store today and found some Python dust. Before I am to go ahead and treat, does anyone have any advice or tips on using it? I was planning to first dust each...
  12. Health & Wellness
    One of my Does kidded early March. She is still letting the kids nurse but I also often see them fight for a teat. I know they are getting plenty of milk and are thriving and growing. I'm worried that they are the cause of the scabbing at the base of her teats... Any advice for what to do...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    I had the pleasure of having 7 kids be borned this year! I am fairly new to keeping goats. This is my 2nd year having kids. (Last year I only had 2 doelings be borned). Got 3 Doelings and 4 Bucklings this year. So I am big time, looking for some advice for my bucklings. Let me start with...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Last night we had two dogs attack my breeding buck. They managed to rip off his tail (now only hanging by skin but the bone is off) and his anus had been torn as well. He has 4 punctures on his inner thigh. The wound is deep and I'm at a loss. I don't know what to do. What are his chances? I...
  15. Introductions
    :goatrun:Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a teenager from Dallas County. This year, I will be showing a Boer doe (breeding) at many major shows as part of the FFA. The problem... I’ve never shown goats. I know nothing except for bits and pieces! Any advice as to what I should buy, what feed I...
  16. Waiting Room
    Hi all!! This is my doe Ana she is a FF. I estimated a due date of Feb 22nd at 150 days but she was with the buck before that too. Last week Monday her udder was about to explode and she started acting funny so I brought her into the garage due to -30° Temps. That was last Friday already...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. Goat Management
    Hey y'all, has anyone ever used just a CIDR to bring a doe into heat? Not for AI, just for a live breeding. I would really love to hear how it worked out, and any things that I would need to watch for, ect. :) Thanks!
  20. Health & Wellness
    Hey everybody, new goat mom here and somewhat clueless. I got a couple of goats a few weeks ago, one 12 week old hermaphroditic female and a 12 month old wether (didn't want to breed). Now the little lady seems to have grown testicles and is bumping and rubbing her head against stuff to the...
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