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  1. Health & Wellness
    I was interested in buying 3 polled kids from one herd 2 does and a buck not related though to each other. what are my chances of geting a hermaphrodite. I don't want to disbud .
  2. Health & Wellness
    I bought 2 buckling at 4 weeks old. They were out of quads and I guess the mama was having a hard time feeding them all. So when I got them they had never had a bottle before. One is doing great. He took to the bottle like a champ. The other...not so much. He will sort of suckle then starts...
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    We have 7wk old ND kids. 2 buckling, one doeling. How long can we keep them together without risk of the doe getting pregnant. Planning to wether boys, but hoping to hold out as long as possible. These will be pets. Not breeding. Hate the idea of keeping her separate.
  4. Goat Frenzy
    We welcomed our first set of kids this year! only 7 days early, it is currently -16 C where we are and they are doing great!
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    ive got two 8 month old weathers, they are both nubians and I'm just wondering if feeding them twice a day, 12 hours apart is too long of time to leave in between each feed? any ideas on how i can improve their feeding schedule? they are both eating 300-350g of 'high yield goat mix' from...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a 2.5 month old kid that keeps getting alfalfa pellets in the sides of her mouth, I have pulled them out and got bit. Can she choke on them ? The pellets are softened when I pull them out but not all the way. She looks like a chipmunk. Thank you all.
  7. Health & Wellness
    We run an equine rescue and, over the years, have taken in a few dozen goat rescues. We currently have eight goats, including two kids from a December rescue doe. The kids are now four months old and perfectly healthy. Just with an odd quirk: their horns haven't grown. We've had adult polled...
  8. Kidding Koral
    Hello! We had to pull a kid Monday night because it came head first with no feet. Tuesday she was able to drink from mom and had lots of energy. Wednesday she had some messy poop we had to clean off her and now it is Thursday she is low energy, doesn’t get excited like her sister to eat and is...
  9. Health & Wellness
    I have 2 sets of Nigerian Dwarf twins, 6 weeks old. I have Toltrazuril 5% ordered, and should be here in the next few days. I missed giving it to the babies at 3 weeks, so should I just go with 6, 9, and 12 weeks, or add another dose at 16 weeks? 1 ml per 5 lbs. At the same time, I plan on...
  10. Dairy Diaries
    Bess kidded, with difficulty, in late March 2020. I worked with her a lot to fatten her up and get some production. By early summer she was fine, but I decided not to breed her this year. I bought 3 kids (donʻt ask)in November, so I needed her to produce so I could feed house and kids. I...
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I have seven babies that were born the first week of December. We are keeping two and selling the rest. None are on bottles and I planned on having them weaned by mid February when they will be going to their new homes. I am separating the babies at night to milk the moms in the...
  12. Goat Management
    I am new to this forum and new to kidding. I have owned goats for almost two years. I have seven new babies and had hopes of selling all but two. When do I train them on the bottle? My oldest is two weeks old. I was thinking you could transition any time, but finding out that isn’t true or...
  13. Health & Wellness
    This morning I found one of my doelings dead. Her eyelids, super pale, no color, whatsoever. I dewormed my herd because they all seemed to have slightly low FAMANCHA score. I dewormed with cydectin, safeguard, and I did a 5 day Corid treatment. They all seem to be doing well, but I still...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    So I have been tossing around the idea of getting a Nigerian Dwarf doe. My daughter cannot show our wethers next year in 4H and if I get a doe she can potentially show that animal for the next 4 yrs. I will save money and I also don't run into the problem of not being able to put them on the...
  15. Dairy Diaries
    Hi all - I have a weaning question. I currently have three does, and do pasture rotation on a weekly basis. I milk one of them (Patience) daily, and have been since early May 2019. I've read that folks typically wean the kids around 3 months, and sell them or rehome them, etc. However, I kept...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi (again), I've discovered that my two 11wk old goats have sucking lice. They also have pretty bad FAMACHA scores (was improving after toltrazuril for cocci, now fading again), so I want to treat them with Ivomec injectable. The dose I plan to use is 1cc/40lbs, please correct me if that's...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I have 3 goats: Leo is 4 weeks, Henry and Gifford are 11 weeks. Leo has not had any vaccinations yet, his breeder recommended CD/T starting at 4 weeks. The breeder of my other two gave CD/T at 8 weeks and recommended that they get it again at 90 days. Online most of the advice seems to be that...
  18. Goat Management
    I have a 2 yr old wether that I discovered crusty scabby legs on in March. I treated with Boss pour-on and then painted his legs with some sulphur dip from the vet. Smelled a bit like eggs.. Seemed to work and in a week or so he was happy again, lost the hair on his back legs but other than that...
  19. 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.
  20. Goat Management
    So, it just dawned upon me, (when i saw briar drinking from one of my does!) that my boys are too young to be weaned. They are almost 8 weeks old, and lost their mamma on Sunday. I know they probably wont take to a bottle too well but i will try to get them to. I have a doe in milk, who has no...
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