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  1. Waiting Room
    I didn’t realize how much she had grown in the past 11 days until I did a side by side, but still is this swelling the end or will it get bigger? Udders look huge when I google them but they’re all usually dairy goat breeds and she is a meat a boer/fainting and I can’t tell if their udders are...
  2. Goat Management
    I have 4 goats, a wether, a buck, a doe and a doeling. The wether and doeling (brother and sister), they were sold together and very attached! They freak out when they're not together. The wether Resin even mounts his sister Rosie all the time. I didn't think my buck would do it since he never...
  3. Waiting Room
    Hey y'all. Newbie here with my gals Coco and Zeppy. We're all new to this kidding thing. My girls are FF and Coco is due March 6-7, and Zeppy is due any time between March 6 & April 10. I think Zeppy is likely due between March 13 and 20th though based on heat signs and a messy rear end.
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a Lamancha goat my dad purchased for me when he got his goats. I no nothing about her breeding but she is probably mixed. She had her first kid may 1st. I started milking one side because the baby favored the other. I am getting very very little milk I think the most I have ever gotten...
  5. Kidding Koral
    So my ND first freshener kidded two weeks ago and she’s been a wonderful mother, but for the past few days she won’t stay still for her kids to nurse. They’re constantly trying to nurse, and she runs from them. I put her on the stand and checked her out and she has no signs of pain or swelling...
  6. Birth Announcements
    We had a lovely spring blizzard this past week. It left us without power, phone, water or internet for a few days. And, of course, that's when Jasmine kidded. She did her work without so much as a grunt - so mellow! It was definitely the least "dramatic" birth we've ever had here. She...
  7. Waiting Room
    I have another thread here but I’m a little concerned. Has anyone ever had their does water break but not show major signs of labor? This morning when I checked on her, there was a wet spot on the wood that has never appeared before and it’s not near the water bucket. Is this normal? Her booty...
  8. Goat Frenzy
    Hey guys/gals....I wanted to know what the symptoms of abortion in goats is? I have a ff and so far she is acting fine. She eats and drinks. I just haven't been able to see her babies kick and move....Is that a sign she has aborted, or am I just in my head?
  9. Health & Wellness
    We had a rough 2018 with abortions, weak kids, trouble conceiving, reduced milk production. We live in a small town in the Andes and don't have access to labs or vets that know anything about goats so it's been trial and error. Eventually we had several newborns that wouldn't stand or suckle and...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi all! I have a yearling alpine that was bred when I purchased her. She's due in a few weeks, has never had vaccinations or any wormer other than herbal. She was in okay condition at first but I've noticed her getting a little thin. I just finished another round of herbal wormer, it's been only...
  11. Technical Articles & Write-Up Submissions
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  12. Health & Wellness
    My lamancha is due to kid in about 3 weeks and I noticed her udders beginning to develop ( this will be her first freshening) yesterday I noticed one side looked much larger than the other. When I went to feel it it felt hard while the smaller side was soft. Is it possible she has mastitis...
  13. Health & Wellness
    I have a goat who is a first freshener and she's got some really crazy things going on with her udder. I'm a complete newbie, so I'll start from the beginning: This doe developed a small, but full looking udder that was hard as a rock before she was ever exposed to a buck. I was told this was...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I had a doe (a very healthy & large Alpine) kid twins on Thursday morning. Her right side teat was not letting down her milk right and the udder was lopsided. We did warm compresses, massages with peppermint oil, tried to milk her, and some research. We found this can be attributed to a...
  15. Goat Frenzy
    Aloha everyone, So last year I ended up with a rescued Ibex/feral goat hybrid (assumably an escapee from a game farm here on island. Anyway, she has been an interesting addition She is in a great many ways, just not quite like the other domestic goats I own: she is always a bit skittish, gets...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! My partner and I are first-timers. Last night he brought home two alpine nannies. Both have kidded. One is dry, and the other is a first freshener who kidded a few months ago. The kids were weaned off her, but she was a nursemaid (applicable in goat terms?) to other kids. Well, anyway, we...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Our nubian doe, Pepsi, was due to have her kids several days ago.... We're on day 158 and still no signs of labor. Everything was looking fine until I went out to milk the goats this afternoon and Pepsi's udder (left side) was swollen significantly more than the other side. It was not that way...
  18. Goats For Sale
    I have the sweetest little bottle baby for sale! She is as adorable as can be, a broken buckskin - mostly black and white with sweet soft eyes that melt your heart! She had a beautiful little buckling this spring (FF) and she's handling the milk stand just fine. She's a year old, and we're...
  19. Kidding Koral
    I have a FF that is due to kid sometime this month and she hasn't kidded yet. We got her already bred and were told that she was probably three months along at the time. Well we got her five months ago and figured now that she was bred right before we got her (the breeder had several bucks...
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