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  1. Goat Management
    What do you feed your does on the milk stand? I’m putting together a mix for my does and have thought of putting Alfalfa pellets, black oil sunflower seeds and grain tossed in molasses. I’m worried this mix would have too much phosphorus, and not enough calcium. Any thoughts on how to balance...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone, I have a first time momma doe that isn’t acting herself and I am not sure what is wrong with her. She has no interest to eat grain but she will eat hay, grass, and alfalfa. Her milk is down (she kidded 2 weeks ago) and she is low on energy. Her poop looks normal and she is still...
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi and thanks for reading. My doe (I think) urinates like a billy from her stomach but doesn’t have a penis. She does have female parts under the tail and may be pregnant (stomach dropped, belly larger but very guarded to touch lower sides for last 2 months). She’s not bloated or wormy or...
  4. Kidding Koral
    Yesterday, around sunset, my doe gave birth to twins. First kid came out fine, followed quickly by a much larger kid with severe facial deformities. Fast forward to today, and Mama still has placenta hanging. I have been watching her and she occasionally squats and passes what appears to be...
  5. Introductions
    Hey! So I am relatively new to goats. We purchased a doe in milk on Saturday, 7/8/17, from a commercial dairy farm. We named her Dawn. We were told that Dawn was a year old, Saanen-Nubian cross that was never de-wormed, and had just been freshened for the first time in March. She has the Saanen...
  6. Mini Mania
    I purchased two purebred Pygmy full sisters on October 28th this year. Isla is 1 year old and was bred to a Nygerian buck. She had one beautiful baby boy on Novemeber 29th. I found him when I came home from work, and he was fluffed up and dry, standing, yelling, running around and suckling. I...
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