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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Goats For Sale
    B02C73C9-7E65-45B0-88F4-EC36D43D5FF6 by RedSkirt44 posted May 16, 2020 at 9:01 PM 6634C09A-E5D6-40DC-8047-75034ECC6648 by RedSkirt44 posted May 16, 2020 at 9:01 PM ADORABLE BOER KIDS BORN APRIL 27TH BOTH BUCKS $250 FOR BOTH 994B6D54-9EDF-4138-BF0A-FD30F5F4A204 by RedSkirt44 posted May 16, 2020...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. Kidding Koral
    So my ND first freshener kidded two weeks ago and she’s been a wonderful mother, but for the past few days she won’t stay still for her kids to nurse. They’re constantly trying to nurse, and she runs from them. I put her on the stand and checked her out and she has no signs of pain or swelling...
  17. Health & Wellness
    So I had a doe kid over the weekend, she was amazing and three kids. The first two came out no problem, got up quickly and started drinking, the third came out less than 5 minutes after the second and probably less than 10 mins from the first (this dam was popping kids out quick) and he came...
  18. 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...
  19. Squeaks and her boys. (Snickers and Oreo)

    Squeaks and her boys. (Snickers and Oreo)

    Squeaks and her boys Snickers (right) and Oreo (left). Kidded on February 16th 2020 Snickers is polled, just like his Dad. :) They are purebred Nigerian Dwarfs. Squeaks is registered. :D
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    Back in September of 2019, we purchased 2 goats that were believed to have already been bred. Recently we have noticed how much their pregnancies have progressed and they are estimated to deliver very soon. My one doe is a lot smaller than the other one, so I have been thinking that she maybe...
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