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  1. Dairy Diaries
    I need help. My gut is saying no but my mother and customer are saying YES! My customer wants to breed my dairy goat to a meet goat and eat the kids. Since the kid would be 1/2 dairy, I don't believe he should eat the kids. I strongly believe in only eating goats that are bred for meat, and...
  2. Goat Management
    ok, so im about sick and tired of tractor supply, at least our local one, some of the staff are lazy, and and they dont stock up on stuff until the last minuite and twice this year ive bought (by accident) 2 moldy bags of feed :mad:. The local feed store that's not tsc here has oats, and i was...
  3. Goat Management
    I recently started my own herd of Boer goats, in an effort to raise quality fair kids for my children. The plan is for this to be our last year buying wethers. That said, I currently have three yearling does out on pasture, one doe with 3-day-old bucklings in one stall of our barn, and one bred...
  4. Introductions
    Hi. We just bought our first two goats this past week. We had gotten some ducks from a lady and she had about 30 goats and we had wanted them for awhile so we bought two Nubian 5 month olds. We are first timers and soon realized they had hoof rot. We are dealing with that and believe we have...
  5. Goat Management
    Hello! I am having some trouble with my goat. We took in these 2 kids about a year ago and they had a baby about one and a half months ago. Both of the parents recently passed away and now the baby (Pepper) is super clingy. He won't leave my side no matter what. We have tried moving him down to...
  6. Goat Management
    Got one 11 month old wether that has been losing hair on this legs with white flaky skin. This is my first time having goats so I did my research and saw it was mange mites. I literally just wormed him and his brother as normal orally with Equimax and then again 10 days later and there is no...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hi there! I rescued 5 goats (4 pygmies, one unknown breed) last October and they are still underweight, and I'm very concerned about them. Are there any supplements I can give them to gain weight? I have never had goats before so I'm completely new to this. I intend to get these guys to a...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Im in search of some much needed opinions. I have a 10 month old wether who for the past few days have had his tail hanging over his butt on and off. I know that's a big sign of the goat feeling sick but he's eating just fine, drinking water, and has his normal level of energy. I know they...
  9. Kidding Koral
    Hello, On the 29th I bought a pregnant doe who is due on March 9th. I wanted to get her sooner but that got delayed to to blood testing. We got her about an hour and a half drive away and she seemed pretty stressed. She was panting throughout the whole care ride and even once she got settled...
  10. Health & Wellness
    So I had been using Equimax for my two wethers as directed by the lady I got them from, but it seems that Equimax is no longer being sold? I've looked at my farm store and online and it's not available. So I'm trying to find another to give them. Equimax had 1.87% ivermectin and 14.03%...
  11. Goat Management
    Hello, Im new to goats when it comes to breeding, I've always had pet goats but never bred any. This year I would like to breed my cute little Nigerian dwarf doe but i don't want to get a buck just yet because well one buck for one doe just isn't quite worth it yet (you know with that smell and...
  12. Pigs
    Does anyone have experience with 4-H pigs and them getting too close to their max weight with fair coming up?? Looking for feeding suggestions/ diet to control weight gain for the next 11 days!! Weigh in is in 10 days and were worried she's going to go over the max weight at the rate she's going!
  13. Goat Management
    So my two Nigerian Dwarfs bucklings have not been given any CD/T shots and I will be banding them today. I read that they need to be given Tetanus anti-toxin to prevent Tetanus, but I have no idea on the dosage since they are smaller goats and only 11 weeks old. I also read that the anti-toxin...
  14. Goat Management
    So it's my first time banding goats, and after doing countless amount of research, I have no idea if I should band them or if it's too late for banding. I recieved them at 8 weeks old, and I've finally got them settled in and healthy after a battle with Coccidia. I've seen people say so many...
  15. Health & Wellness
    I recently became a new goat owner of two Nigerian Dwarf bucklings that are 9 weeks old. I brought them to their new home a week ago today. On Wednesday, one of my boys, Alfie, started to develop poop that looked more like dog poop, and then later turned into thick and runny consistency. I...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I believe it is a disease but what is it and the affects of it? Babies can get it from the mom's milk? Is it safe for people to drink a CAE positive goat's milk? How can you have it tested. What to do if my doe has it? She is bred so what do I do? :GAAH:
  17. Health & Wellness
    I have a nubian doe who is 3 months pregnant. The new feed we switched to for bred does, has more selenium than our other feed and she didn't crack with our other feed. Okay, so we switched feed... thought we had another bag but didn't so we had to use our old feed for two feedings and then went...
  18. Beginners Goat Raising
    So our 9 month old cashmere goat boys broke into our girls' pen. We arent sure how long they were in there, but now we're starting to worry that our girls have been impregnated by the 8 charming bucklings that have just entered rut. Is pregnancy possible at this point? We're worried that our...
  19. The Chatter Box
    I decided to start a thread and I hope it will go on for a long time! In this thread, people can post how TGS has helped them, with raising goats, or just enjoying conversations on here! So, start out with "TGS has helped me (etc.)". I hope that the TGS staff will see how much we appreciate...
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