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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    I just dropped off my doe to be bred. She is in milk, and I wanted to leave her there till tomorrow evening, but she would miss her morning milking and would not get milked till that evening. I am just starting to dry her up. I only milk her once in the morning usually. Would she hurt or get...
  2. 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...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone, sorry is this is in the wrong place, but I just got my first buck and I’m pretty sure he’s already bred one of my does but I’m not sure. What does a successful breeding look like? On both the female and male parts? They were acting very interested in each other through the fence...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    I’m getting my first intact buck today!! I have 6 does with one pregnant and had one wether who passed away. The buck is a 2 year old Nigerian dwarf with blue eyes. Does anyone have any suggestions on pen size/placement away from the does? I have baby does that I don’t want to get...
  5. 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??
  6. Mini Mania
    So, little background since I'm new to the forum. We had meat goats when I was a kid, now I have my own mixed bag herd of dairy/dual purpose girls. Nubians, nubian crosses, sables, and a lamancha. All of course in medium to large size. I was completely and totally fine with that, and then I went...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I have a 2 year old Nigeria dwarf doe who has been in with a buck since October, and is still not pregnant. This is her first breeding. She was clearly in heat when I put her in with the buck, but hasn't shown any signs since. She's shown very little interest in the buck the whole time, and he...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    I’m trying to get two of my does bred for spring kidding, and this is my first time trying to really plan things out (previously I just had my buck sharing a pasture with my two does, and when breeding season rolled around they got bred, and then I had to guess when they might kid and move them...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I'm in a bit of a tricky situation. For starters, I've never bred my goats before and one of them is having some issues. She is a 2.5 year old alpine that has never had kids or been with a buck up until now. About a year ago, I noticed an udder started to form and eventually she started to act...
  10. Bucks
    My husband brought this goat home, I am not sure if this is normal for a buck. I can't recall noticing this opening before above a buck's 'sack'. He is a one year old Nigerian dwarf buck. See pictures! Kinda up close and personal just worried it's not right. 88025279-22AB-4DBE-B72D-4A471D42C5BD...
  11. Health & Wellness
    This is our first year breeding. We have kept our buck with the two females that we want to breed. We know he mounted one of them but don’t know about the other one. Both have put on a bit of weight but other than that we can’t tell if they are pregnant. We don’t know if they are just fat or...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there! My 6 mo old ND buck has had my 3 y/o ND doe in with him during the day since the weekend (they spent a few days getting to know each other and now snuggle and play together happily). This morning my doe is obviously in heat, she's standing for him, trying to entice him, and he's...
  13. Bucks
    Clear something up for me. I raise boers. I have had people tell me that keeping a buck in the next pen will help does come into heat. Is this true? I understand a buck in rut can help a doe come into heat but I haven't heard anything about keeping a buck in the pen next to the one where the...
  14. 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...
  15. Bucks
    Sooo... I have a 5 month old buckling. Last time a weighed him he was 25 pounds i believe which was about 2 weeks ago, and i agree, hes a bit skinny, i bought him that way, but i would guess he has gained 5-7 pounds since then. I plan on weighing in the morning. Anyways! When is a good time...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    So on July 13th my doe I'm planning to breed this season started showing signs of heat. Lots of tail flagging, mounting the little wether, some puffiness around her vulva. So we took her to the farm we received her from for a driveway date with a buck, which appeared to go...ahem...very well...
  17. Goat Frenzy
    Would anyone be willing to mail me a buck rag? Can't find anyone in my area selling any. I'll pay well! Note: Must be -extremely- potent, please. If I don't nearly pass out when I open the jar it's not strong enough, I've had some weak ones in the past that didn't work so make sure it's...
  18. Goat Management
    I was doing some planning and I wanted to know if it's possible to artificially inseminate a doe if she's not in heat? Or is pregnancy only possible while she's in heat?
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I would like to breed my 2 year old Alpine doe with a Nigerian Dwarf buck. I was just wondering if that would require artificial insemination or not. If so, would that mean a vet would have to do it? I have never bred my goats before, so anything helps. Thanks.
  20. Health & Wellness
    My husband and I have done lots of research. We are looking for advise with our herd. We have one buck in-tact. We also have 2 does that are a year and a half old, a doeling that is 4 months, and lastly a doeling that is 3 months old. We have noticed that the buck has been chasing and trying to...
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