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  1. Kidding Koral
    We have this goat who was a bottle baby. About 2-3 months ago she went into heat and was getting chased by the boys. We locked her in our yard as we felt she was to small to have kids. But now I think she’s pregnant but can’t tell. We don’t want her pregnant mainly because of being small and...
  2. Waiting Room
    Hello all! This is our first time and My husband got me a goat a few days ago that is already pregnant and supposedly due any day now. We have no idea when she was bread and was just told she should be going into labor any day now and leave it to my husband to not ask many questions. Just...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I just discovered a tumor on his chest. It's very hard and larger than a softball. His fur is such that it was very difficult to see and he's a bit squirrelly and doesn't like you to touch him. Any idea what this might be? I have a horse vet coming out to my house on Friday but he has to be...
  4. Health & Wellness
    This afternoon, I noticed one of my little young doelings is bloated and somewhat inflated. She is only 3 weeks old.. She was laying down a lot, but when standing up, she had this slouched/depressed posture. I have syringed fed her a water/baking soda mixture and gave 15cc's of pepto bismol...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Good afternoon everyone, I am having a heck of a time understanding the ADGA guide on tattooing my goats. I was assigned my tattoo GB57, which is all well and good, but then the guide talks about assigning tattoos based on year and birth order. I believe their example was M for 2020 and 1,2,3...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I have been through raising meat goat in smaller level. Till yet I have worked on small aged goats like 1 to 1.5 years but now I am working on big goats which are 200lbs and big in age also at my farm. I started with 170lbs and now reached to 220lbs but now I am unable to increase from...
  7. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm newer to the goat spot as well as new to goats, and have been a member for a few months. I have four Nigerian Dwarf goats as well as a Great Pyrenees Lab mix puppy. Two of the goats are bucks and the other two are does. About the CDT vaccine: I need to give it to my goats...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hello Everyone I'm new to this site and a bit of a technophobe so please bear with me - I mean I'm not even sure if this is a post!! am writing from Ireland and its about Marnie, my three year old Saanen Anglo Nubian Doe who is currently a harrassed mum of two little bucks. I have eight goats...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. So one of my pet wethers has been acting weird. My first fear was UC, but I watched him out on the field for a bit and he went twice as normal and didn’t show signs of distress. He’s twitching his tail, running around a lot, and keeps stomping and raising his legs up and kicking...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I’m new here and have a huge problem. So my 1.5 Month old baby goat is doing terribly, she didn’t receive any colostrum from when she was born because she was a bit premature and her mother barely had any milk. I’ve been bottle feeding her ever since. At first she was fine then she got a...
  11. Goat Management
    I did an experiment with my goats! I took away their loose minerals from April-June and here are the negative results I experienced: Everybody's selenium tail came back. EVERYBODY! Needed a (or 2) copper bolus at the beginning of June I was having a lot of poop problems. either constipated...
  12. Waiting Room
    Hey guys! I'm new here and fairly new to Goat keeping. I've got a trio of Nigerian Dwarf Goats (two Ewes and a Buck). Being the newb that I am, I did not make note of Trouble's last heat date and a month ago I started noticing changes in behaviour and shape so I've been keeping a close eye on...
  13. Goat Management
    Found an old packet of White Dutch Clover seeds for deer plots when going through some old bins. Can I plant this and let the goats eat it? Has anyone tried it? I read in a few places that it was poisonous, but in others that it is safe.
  14. Health & Wellness
    Can goats have bee pollen? I know it’s good for people and can help with allergies. I have a goat who I want to try it with, but wasn’t sure if it is okay. Has anyone else tried it with their goats?
  15. Goat Management
    I ran out of Manna Pro goat minerals and have been trying to search for a new mineral. Has anybody used this mineral?
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am a chicken/pig/rabbit momma who was just "gifted" 2 goats born in January in a type of rescue situation! 2 boys (Outlaw is a pygmy/fainting and Bandit is mini Nigerian). I am terrified. Outlaw earned his name after he led me on a 2 hour chase through our neighborhood and ran out in...
  17. 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!
  18. Crafty Cabin
    I wanted to post a thread on farm "hacks" that make farm life easier or cheaper! (or both!) Here are a few of mine Save your empty spay bottles! I refill them and use them for everything! If you refill it with bleach water, be sure it used to have bleach in it, because the sprayer stops...
  19. 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...
  20. Goat Management
    I have a 4 month old ND doe, and a 6 wk old Saanen/ND doe. Both are on free choice hay (not alfalfa hay) and a cup of grain each per day. This summer they will have some access to forage. I'm thinking of adding alfalfa pellets to their diets soon? Maybe half a cup alfalfa, half a cup grain, per...
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