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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Good Morning! I have a 9 week old Nigerian Dwarf doeling that we brought home at 8 weeks. She was not eating grain before she left her mama, but eating hay just fine. She still seems to be following that habit. I see her eat hay and drink water no problem. Her belly is quite firm, round and full...
  2. Goat Conformation
    I’m not sure how well this will work, but I figure it’s worth a try! Lately I’ve been trying to learn about desirable and undesirable conformation traits to look for in kids, to help in deciding who to buy or who to retain. And I’ve noticed a lot of other people looking for advice in this area...
  3. 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...
  4. Health & Wellness
    911 three day old kid. Twin birth. No issues. Nursed well for last 3 days. Today he’s getting lethargic. With a stethoscope there aren’t crackles but there is a grunt at the very end of his breath. Gave him Vit B and nutridrench for kids. Also had Vit E first 2 days because of bowed front legs...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi Everyone! I have a month-old goat that I am currently bottle-feeding in the house. I rescued her from someone who could not properly care for her. She is eating well and very healthy and we plan to move her outside shortly (when the weather clears up). I want to get another goat so that she...
  6. Health & Wellness
    So today our second doe kidded and its been awfully cold and rainy. She had 3 kids and currently two of them arent doing so well. They aren't keeping warm even when inside with a heater. I made the mistake of putting them back outside and they worsened within a few hours, currently they're...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hi Everyone! I have a kid that is about 3 weeks old. I have noticed that she scratches behind/under her ear and shakes her head. I did some inspecting this morning and felt some tiny bumps under her left ear and two under her right. Other than that, she's healthy and happy. Runs around like...
  8. 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...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that just underwent an abdominal hernia repair surgery. It was a large hernia that caused him to severely bloat, so I rushed him to the vet today. He was in really rough shape when I got there. the surgery went great, and they got the hernia repaired. He’s woken up and he...
  10. Health & Wellness
    I have a few goats that I have dewormed with a combination of Safeguard (fenbendazole) and Cydectin (moxidectin) yesterday. Neither of those dewormers treat coccidia so I was wondering if I should go ahead and treat for it just in case. I have a bottle of the Corid 9.6% Oral Solution that I...
  11. Health & Wellness
    I have a kid that’s 2 days old and I’m serious condition. I noticed today he was pretty weak so I watched him for about an hour, took his temperature and it was 104, so I took him to the vet and they gave him banamine and another antibiotic. He improved for about 3 hours, nursed great, walked...
  12. Health & Wellness
    I volunteer to milk goats at a local educational center. They have 6 babies this year from 3 does. The one buck baby was with his mom for 3 days, then all the kids were separated and transitioned to bucket feeder. The boy has struggled with the bucket nipples, and even with a bottle doesn’t...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Ok, let me set the scene. I bought a 6 week old kid. She is a Saanen/ND doe. (She shares a pen with my 4 month old ND doe.) The breeder said she grew fast and did not need to be on the bottle. After finding this forum, and being advised to put her on the bottle, I did so. 2 days after I got...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Aloha Everyone! Does anyone have any ideas WHY a 1-Year Old Doeling would have ONE Swollen Teat?? (photo attached): This is my Neighbor’s Doeling and I absolutely know that this Doeling has Never Kidded or Ever even been on the same property as a Buck; so I Know she is NOT Pregnant... I have...
  15. Health & Wellness
    My doe may or may not be pregnant. I have ordered a P-Test. Pictures attached! This is why I think she may be pregnant: - Her stomach is getting big fast - Her udder is starting to grow into last years kidding size - She's pawing and laying down A LOT - She's bigger on her right side (which I...
  16. Introductions
    Good Afternoon! So my name is Beka, and my grandmother has a herd if Nigerian Dwarf goats at her farm. On the 20th I went down with my boyfriend to let in our horses. One of our mothers who we purposely breed early had triplets that past Saturday. The kids were almost a week. I checked on them...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hey, a friend if mine has a baby Nigerian dwarf buck who is 3 months and 2 weeks who has not grown since he was a few weeks old, he is still tiny. He was bottle fed, his mother died giving birth along with the other babies. Does anyone know if something is causing this or if its genetic? He is...
  18. Waiting Room
    So, today I noticed my first freshener, MoonPie, developing an udder. Two days ago she had absolutely nothing, and now she definitely has a bag. I didn't expect her to kid until around April or May, but my breeding dates may be wrong. Is developing an udder a sure sign of kidding in the next...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hello! My family recently adopted a week old Nubian (nearly 2 week now). The previous owner said she had a broken leg but it was healing well. I can not feel a break so if there is one, it is likely small and inline. The owner would not give me very helpful details about why they assumed it was...
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    We are new goat owners to 2 adorable Nigerian Goat kids. We were a little late getting them their CDT vaccine (at about 12 weeks old), but we did it. My goat (Ember) was the first to get her shot and we gave it in her armpit. Armpit is what every site I was reading had said. She has been...
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