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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi all - there's been a behavior change in my milking goat, Patience, and I'm not sure if it's normal or not. There are a couple things I think might be causing it, but I'm not sure if there's anything else I don't know to think of or look for, and was hoping to get some input. I've been...
  2. Goat Management
    Update: Thanks all! This definitely helps. I'll research more about the conformation and then make a decision! Hello - new goat owners here. We have 2 Nigerian Dwarf Bucks 12 weeks of age. One is very friendly, lets us pet him, comes to us, etc. The other is pretty standoffish, keeps to...
  3. Goat Management
    I’ve recently rescued a year old Nubian billy. We’ve done basic training with him (not to try and escape whenever I enter pen, He knows his name when called, not to cross over my path when walking, etc.) but one thing I can seem to figure out how to train him is, when there are treats involved...
  4. Introductions
    Hi there! My name is Abi. I’m a new and excited goat owner! My boyfriend gifted 2 billy goats (now wethers) to me for Christmas. While I’ve owned horses for 10 years and know them well, goats are proving to be fairly different — especially when it comes to interacting with them! I have 2 goats...
  5. Introductions
    Hi, I live in Florida and have three fun and sweet Pygmy Nigerian mix goats. Two are whethers and one little doe. They are happy, healthy and sweet pets. Recently we took in a rescue goat. We were told he is nygerian. Although we are happy with our little goat family, we felt bad for this...
  6. Goat Management
    Hi, I'm new here and to goats. I've read up on basics but have much to learn. My questions for today are behavioral... 1) My four goats (Mom + babies) CROWD / HERD me (and only me), whether I have food for them or not. They do love me and miss me since I temporarily moved out and see them...
  7. Goat Management
    One of my Nigerian Dwarf Does has been very agitated for a couple of days, pacing the fence and crying. She is still eating well and seems perfectly fine except for that. She is in heat, could that be the cause? She has never acted like this before, even jumped the fence last night.
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