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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    I’ve been struggling to make money from my goats. I know that may sound not so right but if you own animals you’ll understand. What I mean is when I got goats I was hoping that they would pay for them selves. Meaning the money I do make from them I would turn around a use to buy hay, feed, and...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I live in Texas where this time of year the average temperature can range from 96-113 it’s HOT. I need some tips on keeping my herd cool. They have a huge shade tree and a large shelter in their yard. During the day they are allowed in and out of the horse yard and their own. The horse yard has...
  3. Barnyard Bananza
    So recently I had my doe Theo away for breeding and she was gone about two months and just got back. She's overall doing great back in the herd except for when I am there. Her and my doe Ethel (who is also her mom) get along unless I'm around them. They lay together and eat together as they...
  4. Health & Wellness
    We have had Nigerian Dwarfs for 3 years now. Our first doe we had bred, she kidded 3 huge beautiful babies. Raised all 3 of them no issues and we had little knowledge about feeding goats. We had 2 goats and they just ate all stock feed,alfalfa and grass hay. Those kids turned out great. I've...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    I rescued 2 goats. A male and female. I castrated the male but he was about 10 months old and had already impregnated the female before I could castrate him. As an ex buck (he had unlimited access to her his entire life as far as I understand) he is still showing the same signs of a non...
  6. Goat Management
    I have recently had an incident where one of my does got her head stuck in the fence (which is repaired now) and my older doe was attacking her relentlessly. I was able to get her away from her and separate them. The younger doe has some severe bruising and swelling but is healing. I am...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    So we have our first Nubian bucks old enough to sell. What is the best place to sell them to know they will go to a good home. I prefer not to use Craigslist unless I don’t have anything else.
  8. Health & Wellness
    About 2-3 days ago, I noticed my three or so month old buck was losing weight and having trouble standing on his own. Its been getting worse and worse with me having to help him stand all the time. Just yesterday he was able to walk but now he can't. Standing has even become seemingly impossible...
  9. Goat Management
    Hi! My usually angelic goat (who I bottle raised) has recently (in the past 2 months) has selected 2 of friends and aggressively headbutted them! He had seen them people before and was fine but he just outbursts all of a sudden and gets aggressive towards them? thanks a million if you can help.
  10. Goat Management
    Picked up this guy a week ago. From the day I got him, he had this limp. He seems very energetic & manages to bounce around even with this limp. He holds it up a bit but barely walks on it. He has a bit of trouble getting into laying down position or up. I just, feel so bad for him. I was...
  11. Goat Management
    Picked up this guy a week ago. From the day I got him, he had this limp. He seems very energetic & manages to bounce around even with this limp. He holds it up a bit but barely walks on it. He has a bit of trouble getting into laying down position or up. I just, feel so bad for him. I was...
  12. Health & Wellness
    we have a 3 hour old doeling that cant drink or swallow anything. we have to clean her mouth every couple of minutes. what should we do?
  13. Health & Wellness
    We welcomed two new kids tonight, however, the doeling came out with a quite large umbilical cord that seemed more like a hernia than an umbilical cord. We called a vet from around here and he said to band it with a cattle band so that is what we did, however, it seems to be doing nothing. We...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello!! We need help, we have a Lamancha/Pygmy mix goat who gave birth to 4 babies yesterday evening. We have been up all night trying to get them to latch on. They try and tug, but stop. They are clearly hungry and we know we will need to supplement feed, but we are desperately trying to get...
  15. Health & Wellness
    How do I treat mastitis in one of my dairy goats
  16. Parasites
    I since was away on holidays for 2 weeks, the person taking care of my animals done a terrible job and we have since had very rainy and humid weather. I arrived home 2 days ago to see 3 of my does have lost serious condition, famacha score is the worst. They have baber pole worm , i have...
  17. Kidding Koral
    I'm asking for a friend, so I'm just giving the pictures and info she's given me. If y'all have any questions, please let me know and I'll ask her! 😁 But she wants to know if her doe is pregnant. Ginger (her Boer doe) will be 2 in the spring. She bought Ginger 2 months ago and she is starting...
  18. Health & Wellness
    I have a little buck that’s about 5 months old. We had a windy day yesterday, I noticed his eye was puffy and he was squinting today, when I investigated further I found somthing stuck in his eye, it looks like hay. But here’s the thing, when I went to pull it out I found the object was...
  19. Health & Wellness
    I’ve been dealing with this for quite some time. I bought a doe from what I thought was a reputable breeder. Sadly, to my mistake I introduced her to my herd after quarenteening her with no signs of anything. The breeder out of no where tells me she has been dealing with a bad case of bumps on...
  20. Goat Management
    So... We’ve had these three does together for a while. One of them has always been a little less aggressive than the other two, and always the last to eat. Of course I’m worried that she isn’t eating enough or that she’ll get hurt. The other two girls always pick on her, and while sometimes...
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