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  1. 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?
  2. Waiting Room
    My third or fourth freshener, Half-Pint, is due around February 28 or early March, but that's just a guess, it could be earlier or later. For the past few days I have noticed that her udder is getting huge and her teats look like they are going to explode. Do you think she will go into labor...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, Does anyone know what this might be? I didn’t notice any swelling yesterday, but today I saw this lump just under his chin. He’s not coughing and seems ok otherwise. I’ve called the vet, but she’s not in. Hopefully she’ll ring me back soon.
  4. Introductions
    Hi! I am fairly new to raising kid goats and am concerned about my 4-week old bottle baby. He will never drink more than a few ounces a day and half of the time I have to force it. Should I be forcing in even more? He will nibble on hay and grains. Also, could this be the cause of his laziness...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. I’m going to call my vet about this but wanted to see if anyone has noticed this in a goat before. One of my boys has a lump very near and going on to his ribs. I felt my other two but couldn’t find anything like this on them. I googled it, and the first thing to come up was bone...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Please help! Long story short... New buck who busts though fencing got into doe pasture 7-6-19, 7-12-19. Does dewormed with valbazen 6-5-19, 6-15-19, and one doe dewormed 7-21-19. Also, new doe was dewormed 7-6-19 on the day I brought her home, so one day before breeding. Unsure if does were in...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    So, I have been following DaNelle at Weed 'em and Reap and she suggests kelp, dolomitic lime, sulfur and copper sulfate. How do I offer it to the goats? Should it be free-choice? Like in a small bucket? Are they just going to eat it or should I put it with food?
  8. Goat Management
    hi everyone :) Thinking about changing my goats hay as have not been impressed with what I usually get. It seems a bit dusty and the goats are refusing certain bales. Does anyone feed goats Timothy hay? I have just been feeding what I assume is mixed from a local farm. Do they like this hay? I...
  9. Introductions
    New to goat parenting a Nigerian Dwarf doe and a Nubian wether. Any goat advice about nutrition or just anything they would love as treats would be appreciated!
  10. Health & Wellness
    It’s raining so I thought I would cut some branches for the goats. I thought they could eat ash, but when I looked it up it said not to feed the keys? I must be stupid, because I don’t know what ash keys are. Is it ok if I cut branches and give it to them?
  11. Goat Management
    My goats pasture is COVERED in doveweed! They just will not eat it! Here is a pic of the texas doveweed It doesn't seem like my goats like it! Is it poisonous or something? Their pasture is almost entirely that stuff because they just wont eat it! It has little fuzzy leafs and it has little...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hi all. I have been told/read that apple cider vinegar is good to help prevent UC in wethers. Does anyone else use it for this, and how much would I need to put in their water? The bucket is about two gallons. Should it make them drink more?
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    Greetings, I hope this finds everyone of you well and in good spirits. I am a new goats owner and only have them as pets. I just read from another member that they have toys for their goats! I had no clue that they would like such things! I would love to know what toys you keep with your goats...
  14. Health & Wellness
    hey everyone. I’ve had this goat for about a month, and a week or two ago he developed this on his face. He is only five months old. Bought him from very reputable farm, who have said they’ve done all the tests. Could it be cl? I read it is rare in goat so young, but I’m very concerned, for the...
  15. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. In the sequel to ‘is this yew?’ we have, is this plum? My dad cut off a bunch of this tree today and it flew into the field. I have tried to clean up, but I’m bound to have missed something. My hair is steadily turning grey with stress sorry for so much plant ID... I chose my...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi all. So there’s this tree right next to my fence, and I’m unsure what it is. Every app I’ve used to identify is unsure too. Sorry if this is something entirely different, I have no knowledge of plants at all. Please don’t laugh. Obviously I’m concerned, because yew is extremely toxic. There’s...
  17. Beginners Goat Raising
    Have recently acquired some goats. I have a few questions, and this seems like a good place to ask. 1. How much grain do they need a day? I was told to give two handfuls once per day (along with mineral) but this doesn’t seem like a lot. The goats are four months old (all wethers) and I have...
  18. Kidding Koral
    My Doe Ruth ( Saanen, Alpine, Nubian Cross) is pregnant again this year (2nd)… I don't remember her bagging up this large the first time.. her due date is around May 9th.. she is really uncomfortable.. to me it looks like she dropped from just a few days ago ..( I am hoping I can post a...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hey, I have 3 nigerian dwarf baby does. They are just over 3 weeks old. Seriously...cutest things I've ever owned (besides my own children). I'm wondering how you train goats though. A lot of their behaviors they currently do can be cute, or just a little annoying. However, I know when they're...
  20. Waiting Room
    Last year was our first kidding experience ever. Everything went off with out a hitch and we had a 100% success rate.... and the bar was set. This season has been one obstacle after another. I mean a crash course in everything goat. We managed to buy CL and Johnes, (we separated the healthy...
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