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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I was actively participating on here. My baby, Emma, a 2 y/o pygmy purebreed, was bred w a purebred pygmy buck I keep on location. They're both small, so I wasn't expecting there to be much of an issue. She is a first freshener and so I was excited but...
  2. Kidding Koral
    Hey there this is my first post! My doe kidded last night at about 6:53 and passed placenta an hour after she's still got a pretty hard stomach well I been keeping a close eye on her as I have been told they can have multiple kids a few days apart and tonight at like 6:00 she started having...
  3. Health & Wellness
    This is the first time my family is assisting with a kidding so we don’t know a lot about this but we are concerned if this is normal behavior or not. Our doe gave birth to two kids the first one was dead and the other is fine. The doe however has not gotten up or moved since giving birth. Her...
  4. Fuzzy Fibers
    I have a bred angora that I rescued about two months ago. They said she was either due late February or early February (I can't remember, i'll have to check again.) I was treating her for foot rot this evening when I realized her udders were bigger than when I last checked them. I decided to...
  5. Kidding Koral
    Last year when my does kidded, I used only straw in the kidding areas, but with all that fluid it would have been nice to have something a bit more absorbent. I've read that wood chips would be bad for getting stuck on wet kids, but I feel like I've seen a few of you using them in your kidding...
  6. Kidding Koral
    Looking for some pros and cons to bottle babies! Trying to figure out whether I want one or not, as there are obviously a lot of things to consider. The breeder I’m working with (if she ends up having a doeling) is giving me the option. I’m interested, but of course the horror stories keep me...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    We‘re going to pick out our first goats in two days! Two pregnant Nubians who are within a week or two of their due dates. Anything particular that we should look for since they are near the end of pregnancy or questions we should ask when we go to pick them out? We are buying from a breeder who...
  8. Goat Management
    Hello everyone. Been a while. I will update all of my past posts soon as I know I left a lot of you hanging. So, on to my question! We decided to dry up our doe after 7 months of milking as her production dropped off quite a bit and we don’t want her to over-work herself. If you don’t know...
  9. 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...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    I need some clarification on Mini's Question #1 I have a doe- Her doe is a full Lamancha, & her sire is a Full Nigerian. That makes her an F1 correct? Question #2-My F1 doe kidded a doe and a buck. their Sire is full Nigerian does make those babies F2? Thank you for the help
  11. Kidding Koral
    Taylor gave birth in the middle of the night between Fri and Sat. I found them sat morning but she continued to have contractions. I thought it was for the placenta and she did pass a bloody bubble of goo. But it is now Sun morning and she is still pawing the ground, yawning, putting her head...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Our doe kidded yesterday afternoon. The (big single) baby wasn't breeched, but the doe seemed to be pushing a lot without making much progress so I ended up helping pull the baby out by its front legs. After a few hours in a small pasture, I wasn't able to find the placenta anywhere so we gave...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi guys! first time doe gave birth to healthy twins today! She’s doing great, eating, drinking, moving, taking care of the kids But when she’s laying down, she’s breathing very fast... then laying flat down still breathing fast. Is this something I should worry about?
  14. Dairy Diaries
    Forgive the freak out, but I just discovered that my doe who gave birth to twins two days ago has a horrible case of mastitis. Her udder is mostly lumps and I barely got a half teaspoon of milk out. I tested the milk and sure enough, she has mastitis. She's a two year old Nigora/Pygmy and this...
  15. Kidding Koral
    Hello. I've only had two goats kid (both last year) and one was a nightmare that resulted in the death of my doe due to veterinarian negligence. I may be paranoid but want to get a more educated opinion on this girl. She is due on Friday (in 3 days) and will be a ff. I can't tell if this is a...
  16. Goat Management
    Good morning fellow goat lovers! I have a ff doe that’s looking to be kidding any day now. I’m unsure of her due date because we kept her in with our buck until we suspected pregnancy. This morning she is very mushy in the hind end, ligaments are barely there but she’s done this before too. Then...
  17. Goat Management
    We purchased a Nigerian Dwarf and were told she is pregnant. This will be her third kidding, but her first time with us and our first kidding. We have read articles, watched videos and feel we know what signs to look for. We were told she is most likely due late May/early June, but the buck was...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Hey, I was wondering if it was safe and effective to use Cydectin (sheep oral drench) for 9 week old kids? I have the safeguard liquid too if that would be a better option. Let me know your opinions.
  19. Kidding Koral
    Hi I’m new to this site and I have some questions about my 3 year old female Nigerian dwarf doe. About a week ago one of my does gave birth to quadruplets, during this time another one of my does began acting like she was in labor. She had this bubble that never came very far out. When she stood...
  20. Birth Announcements
    We had a lovely spring blizzard this past week. It left us without power, phone, water or internet for a few days. And, of course, that's when Jasmine kidded. She did her work without so much as a grunt - so mellow! It was definitely the least "dramatic" birth we've ever had here. She...
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