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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    We had 2 dwarf Nigerian kids fall into our laps and while I have cattle experience, goats are new for me. got them started on the bottle with Does Match milk replacer and they are insatiable. Now they have diarrhea so I backed them down and gave them the pink stuff to help but they still just...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    ive got two 8 month old weathers, they are both nubians and I'm just wondering if feeding them twice a day, 12 hours apart is too long of time to leave in between each feed? any ideas on how i can improve their feeding schedule? they are both eating 300-350g of 'high yield goat mix' from...
  3. Goat Management
    How can I gradually wean the goats from a feeding schedule of twice a day to once in the morning? I have read about some people feeding once and I like the idea of it. I feed the Dumor Goat Pellet for all life stages. I keep free choice hay at all times, mixed with alfalfa for dams with kids...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am going to be a new goat mom this spring, and would love some tips on how to raise the kids. I'll be getting a little wether and doeling, both are pygmy fainting crosses. I know they have to eat separate feed from my research so far, but I'm finding it difficult to find information on...
  5. Goat Management
    Can we start a thread sharing our feeding regimens for our herds? Obviously everyone should decide what works best for their own goats, but I think it would be helpful to have a standard to look at and compare, especially for newer goat herders. What to share: - What you feed (grain, hay...
  6. Goat Management
    So I learned something interesting lately about some goat farms in my city. Due to the lack of available hay and the expense of transporting it from the villages, they have been successfully feeding a mixture of chopped straw mixed with molasses, broken corn, bran, salt and pulses. They say that...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I have a 1 year old ND that is only about 40-50 pounds. She is a little skinny and boney. I am going to try to get a fecal test done this month but I was just wondering what feed is good for putting weight on goats? Is whole oats better than pellets? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    I will be bringing home my bottle babies in 1 week. They will be 6 weeks old. What do I need to supply them with food wise? They will still be on the bottle and I believe they currently have hay available to them. What else do they require at this point? Grain, sweetened, minerals?? Thank you!
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