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  1. Cookin' Corner
    Morning... I started practicing making yogurt since our goat makes a bit of milk and i dewormed her with ivermectin and have like 15 days left of no use it time left... So i woke up this morning to check my yougurt... and its... not... yogurt... its smells like it but looks like runny partially...
  2. Goat Frenzy
    Hello! I have 3 Nigerian Dwarves between 3-4 years old. I am considering adding 2 alpacas, 10year old females to our farm. I have a few questions that I am hoping someone out there knows the answers to. 1. I know Barber Pole Worm is a problem, the vet said keep the corral clean as possible. But...
  3. Goat Frenzy
    So we started our goat farm with 2 goats named Marilyn and Miracle. They came to us pregnant and Marilyn gave birth to one girl and Miracle gave birth to two goats (boy and girl). Miracle's little boy passed away, unfortunately, a little after birth. Marilyn and Rosita. Miracle and Lily. Now...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Okay so a while back a friend up an moved out of state with her husband following his job and she left me with most of her animals some of which were goats. Well I knew next to nothing other than I can milk them and they eat the brush down & we were going to eventually butcher some. So when one...
  5. Goat Management
    Hi, first time post, my apologies if this is not the appropriate location for this post. I am currently located in Seattle, Wa and need a place to board my 2 goats as I look for a house to buy/rent that I can also take my goats on. Does anyone know of a boarding place/ranch/farm that would...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Can goats drink from a clear water pond that has ducks and fish? Could I let this be their source of water or is it too dangerous?
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    So we got two baby nigerian dwarf goat bucks, they are supposed to both be 4 months old but I think that our little white one is quite a bit younger. He's very small compared to our black one, Popcorn. He looked for his mama for about a week when he got here, it was very sad. He has a smaller...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    My goats have always been friendly and let me pet them, but they were never super clingy. The goat that I’m referring to was always tame but wouldn’t follow me around or anything. This afternoon I was doing my rounds and found that she had gotten out of her pen with the other pregnant females...
  9. Kidding Koral
    Hello! We had to pull a kid Monday night because it came head first with no feet. Tuesday she was able to drink from mom and had lots of energy. Wednesday she had some messy poop we had to clean off her and now it is Thursday she is low energy, doesn’t get excited like her sister to eat and is...
  10. Goat Management
    If I want to have a completely closed flock how many bucks will I need to maintain genetic diversity? I was thinking I should have 3 unrelated herds within my farm to keep diversity and not worry about inbreeding rates.. Is this only possible with a.i?
  11. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I have been a lurker for a bit, but finally decided to come say hello! Our family has been discussing a complete lifestyle change from our current situation in recent months, and working towards that goal. What could it be? Goats!!! Specifically of the fiber variety. The tight...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hello all. I'm back here after ages! Last few months have been hectic..what with exams, a surprise outbreak of FMD and finally, a welcome vacation. My herd recently experienced a thankfully mild out break of foot and mouth disease ( FMD), and I thought I'd make a post on how I managed it..incase...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi guys! As a kid, my family raised goats. We always had them in pasture but they loved to rummage around in the woods. My husband and I would like to get two pet goats, but our home is up on a mountain and the acreage is primarily wooded. We wouldn't have any ability to clear for pasture. My...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, wondering how many square feet inside of a mini barn is recommended per full-size vs. pygmy goat? Other relevant info - we're in upstate NY so cooold winters, but goats will have free access to ~1/3 of an acre (11,000 square feet) from dawn to dusk, just closed up in the mini barn for the...
  15. Goat Management
    Would any ADGA members be willing to sign a NOA letter for three of my Nubian does? I do not have any members near me that could come evaluate them so I was thinking I send pictures to someone and have them mail the letters to me.
  16. Health & Wellness
    I am looking into testing my 3 does and I have a few questions. 1: Is Johnes accurate? Should I even bother with having it done? One lab says that it is recommended that your goat is 18 months old, so I guess I can’t do Racheal. 2: What labs are the best and reasonably priced? 3: Is it risky...
  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. Goat Management
    I have a doe registered with the MDGA (profile pic) but i have an ADGA registered buck. would their kid be register-able? If so, with who? The MDGA or the ADGA? If it is not possible, I am on the look out for a MDGA registered nigerian dwarf buck to rent to breed her. Do you know anybody in...
  19. Goat Management
    Hi guys! I will soon be getting a Saanen/ND doe and a Nubian doe, both 8 wks old. I have been looking for information on feeding, and haven't found any non-confusing answers! These are my questions.... try your best to answer... sorry I'm scatter brained... -I will be putting them on Dumor Goat...
  20. Waiting Room
    Wow...I usually post way earlier in the season than this. Just....Life. Anyhoo, we have 4 does due to kid. 3 are first fresheners and one is an old pro. Here's the line-up: On day 147 is FF Jasmine. She isn't huge, so I'm thinking she'll have 2 tiny twins or a single. We have a nasty...
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