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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey everyone!! I’m starting up my breeding program, and I just wanted to know everyone’s thoughts and advice. Here are some questions: Do you guys “flush” your does with grain in the month before breeding? How do you determine a doe is fit for breeding? How do you prepare your does for...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Im having trouble finding a definitive answer, how often do mini lamanchas go into heat? Do the follow the Nigerian dwarf side or the lamancha? It APPEARS the would follow the lamancha side??
  3. Goat Management
    We just had our first batch of kids with our buck and three does. I'm thinking it is best to keep the buck away from the girls so we don't have more kids too soon. But how soon is too soon? I've heard people only breeding their does once a year and others just let them run free together. If...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    I’ll be getting myself a 10 month old Nigerian Dwarf doe for March and am curious about when to start breeding. I’ve been told 8-9 months, 12 months, over a year, etc. And would like some opinions.
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    So we got confirmation that our two girls are pregnant. This is our first year breeding. We do want to grow our herd. Although we are not sure how to do this without inbreeding. Any advise or tips would be appreciated!
  6. Bucks
    I have a buck who has been fine and sweet in the past when it was time to go on dates and would even leave them be if they weren’t interested, but this year he is very rough with the ladies. The first doe he was with did fine because she was in heat and bred within minutes, however I wanted to...
  7. Goat Management
    I have put my 3 does with my buck, they are begging to get out....they have been with the buck there for a week, the first 2 days the girls seem receptive but now they want out and away from him, should I remove them or let them stay for another week?
  8. Goat Management
    Hello! I bought a little ND doe that was never registered by the previous owners. Her sires pedigree is all worked out and fine however her dams is tricky. I have copies of her grandparents papers but can’t find where her dam was ever registered either. I have an ADGA account and her dams name...
  9. Kidding Koral
    I went and picked up my Nigerian buck for the year. I have 2 minis, F1 Mini nubian, and a F3 Mini-LaMancha. As well as a purebred Nigerian dwarf doe. So I have been texting back and forth with someone. Found a buck that I liked. I made the mistake of not seeing him in person before I bought him...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    If you have chlamydia in the herd, now what?? What is the treatment and is there a vaccination to protect the rest of herd? Help I am very confused
  11. Goat Management
    We are going to wean kids in July, and I wanted to put the Billy out then to kid at the time I chose on my schedule, but I have heard it is hard to get nannies to breed back in the hot summer months (July,aug) is this true and if so what can I do to increase my chances of successful breeding...
  12. Goat Frenzy
    I have a Kinder Buck and Nigerian Dwarf female... If they breed what will that make the baby and will my female be ok to deliver?
  13. Goat Management
    I'm looking for advice. I have 2 almost 1 year old lamancha does I want bred in February. we will be doing driveway breeding at a farm over 2 hours from home. I want them both to cycle at the same time for this reason.. what's the best way to achieve successful driveway breeding? I have a hard...
  14. Goat Conformation
    Is white the dominant trait when crossing an Alpine doe with a Saanen buck? Or does the alpine colors shine through? What have yours been in the past? TIA!
  15. Goat Management
    My Nubian dairy goat has just reached one year old and I would like to breed her soon. I plan on doing this with AI but I'm new to the process. I'd prefer to get straws from Lakeshore Farms or another top farm. But I am 100% new. I only want and will need to breed one goat so I don't want to...
  16. Kidding Koral
    Hello, I'm David and l live in SE Washington, I have two beautiful Boer bucks and I am thinking of listing them for stud service for a fee. I am wondering if there is advice out there on how to do this successfully and safely. I imagine the does brought to my farm will have to receive some...
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