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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone, it's been a while. One of our pygmy goats gave birth to twins yesterday, sometime in the morning. Today when I went to check on them one of the babies, a brown girl, was limp and cold. I saw her drinking colostrum and she was active yesterday. I brought her home and dipped her in...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hey, I was wondering if it was safe and effective to use Cydectin (sheep oral drench) for 9 week old kids? I have the safeguard liquid too if that would be a better option. Let me know your opinions.
  3. Introductions
    Another UPDATE: Gave her just electrolytes yesterday, started her back on whole cows milk today and her poop in just yellow water.... should I go ahead and give her the scour medicine? She is active when up but sleeping more than usual. Any help again thanks! Update her poops are now watery...
  4. Waiting Room
    Cricket is a FF and day 145 is in the 10th!! she is bred to Harrison. This will be his and her first set of kids!! How many will she have??! As you can tell from this pic, she is gettin a bit miserable. Poor girl! Her udder is gettin big for a FF!! I can't wait to milk her!! Yes, i know...
  5. Goat Frenzy
    So back in January, I got a mini horse, she's super cute and super sweet, but now she's not letting my goats ANYWHERE near the hay. I'm not able to feed them outside anymore because she comes over and tries to kick or bite them to get them away. so in the barn they go, to eat! also of them...
  6. Health & Wellness
    I was in Arizona for 5 days and had a pet sitter taking care of the goats. I come back yesterday evening to find the minerals feeder empty, and 4 goats with dandruff. 3 babies and their mom. One of the babies has really, really bad dandruff that goes all the way from the base of his neck to...
  7. Introductions
    Hello, I have a 2 1/2 week old female Nigerian Dwarf Goat (Pet/bottle baby) who has been to the vet for diarrhea, not eating, weakness and lethargy and he prescribed her meds for Coccidia and de-wormer. First he injected her with B-Complex and Thiamine just in case of Goat Polio (she had a...
  8. Goat Frenzy
    I have a friend who is wanting two pygmy goat young'un. This would only be pets and not for breeding. She is interested in newly weaned or even close to being weaned. I can attest for her care of animals on her property. :-)
  9. Precious Protectors
    Last night, our doe Pigeon presented us with 3 beautiful kids, 1 buckling and 2 doelings. I knew she was close because Besi, our latest mama in waiting parked herself in front of Pigeons pen yesterday afternoon and started growling off the pups when they wandered too close. She didn't even want...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    Just brought home three new Nigerian Dwarves. They are perfect! But... One was spoiled rotten, kept mostly inside, and bottle-fed. The person we got him from said he came out weak and that's why. Anyways, he's never spent a night outside and needs to still be bottle-fed. He's 2 months old...
  11. Dairy Diaries
    How many goat dairys "socialize" their replacement does when they are babies so that they are more manageable when they are added to the milking herd? As you may have read in my other post I am hoping to find a goat dairy farm that would be willing to "loan" kids to our residential...
  12. Photogenic
    I made a gif from a video of baby goats here! They are so cute. Hope you enjoy! :ohlala::lovey:
  13. Health & Wellness
    I have a two week old boer goat that is generally healthy. She eats well at every feeding and seems to be a normal baby goat except her front feet are really weak. I have to give some background here. She was born to one of my best Momma goats. She always has two or three kids at a time and...
  14. Birth Announcements
    We had an unexpected surprise when we visited the goat barn on August 29. Although we had been checking her regularly, our Boer, Muffin, decided to not show any signs of her upcoming delivery. Welcome to the world Tawny Willow (we'll call her Willow)!
  15. Waiting Room
    I've got 3 does due in March, 3 in April, and 1-2 in June! I can't wait!!! Last year my average was 3 per doe!!! (unfortunately 8 out of 11 were bucklings :-?
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! My BF and I recently got our first goat, a Nigerian Dwarf doeling. She is adorable and sweet and we are in love with her. In our research prior to getting her, we read that while getting at least 2 goats was recommended - it was possible to get just one if enough attention was paid...
  17. Health & Wellness
    :confused: Could anyone please tell me if it's normal for a young goat's tongue to be any color other than pink? I was out of town on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and after returning home on Wednesday, I went down to check on all of the animals. One of my babies (turning 2 months on June...
  18. Mini Mania
    I have a baby Nigerian dwarf buckling who will not bottle feed. I have tried normal baby bottle, small baby bottle, puppy bottle, pritchard nipple and he will not suckle! I can feed him small amounts via syringe and forcefeeding. He also will not drink milk from a shallow bowl, but will tiny...
  19. Photogenic
    These baby Nigerian Dwarf goats are all siblings playing at 3 days old. Amazing how fast they develop their little personalities! Posted on YouTube. It's only 2 minutes long. We are located in SW Colorado and love our ND's!
  20. Goat Frenzy
    I was 3 or 4 years old and while I down for my nap, our doe went into labor. She had twins, a boy and a girl. I was SO mad my didn't wake me up for the birth, I was so looking forward to it! I got to name the doeling and my brother named the buckling. Amy and JJ. Very cute little goats! So here...
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