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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hey, so I have a yearling ND doe (see my avatar for my favorite pic of her) who we want to breed soon. She is technically just barely breeding weight, but I was hoping to get her a bit before I let her breed. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of forage for them, and I thought that might be one...
  2. Goat Management
    All right, Boer farmers. I need an answer from someone with more experience. Can Boer does be bred year-round? Do they go into heat during the spring/summer? I only started with Boer goats last year and I really need an answer to this question. Thank you!
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    Okay so I have a doe that is DEFINITELY in heat, she’s flagging, rubbing herself against the buck pen, super vocal and even standing.... but only for our pregnant doe that’s due next week (which is pretty funny to watch but super not productive), not for our buck when we put him in with her...
  4. Dairy Diaries
    I would really appreciate opinions on this if you have one. I have an 11 month old Nigerian Dwarf that is absolutely amazing except she has really weird back feet. I need to get pictures. Her hooves curve inward like crescent moons and I need to trim her every two weeks, sometimes more often...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    We have a 10 day old buckling that started mounting our 12 day old doeling yesterday... At first I thought it was only play but today he was seen thrusting 😂 Do I need to worry? I know around 7 weeks I'll have to separate them but for now it's harmless, right?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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??
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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