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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all! I am very new to goats. I had two Nigerian pygmy goat wethers arrive on Friday, they boys are absolutely adorable! However there seems to be a lot of different information on them. Now I was told that wethers should not have grain On a regular basis due to UC. But that they always...
  2. Introductions
    :goatrun:Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a teenager from Dallas County. This year, I will be showing a Boer doe (breeding) at many major shows as part of the FFA. The problem... I’ve never shown goats. I know nothing except for bits and pieces! Any advice as to what I should buy, what feed I...
  3. Introductions
    Hi, My name is Kristin. My husband and I are on the hunt for a couple of great milk goats to start our herd. I have a goat crush on LaManchas, but there are not very many ear-less wonders around western Michigan, plus this is a weird time of year to buy goats. Regardless, I am hopeful, and...
  4. Health & Wellness
    I adopted a male Nubian goat a few weeks ago... He has been busy bleeting ,escaping from the pen, and chasing chickens until today... He is just lying down and doesn't want to walk... I gave him oil with baking soda (for possible bloating) and he belched and walked around a bit... But he's...
  5. Goat Management
    So I haven't bought goats yet, but I'm guessing I will in two or three months. Wanting to be prepared for owning and care taking, I have a question about feeding goats. I have heard that goats need grain in their diet, but other people say that they only need a tiny bit until a certain age. I...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there! I'm Sarah and I just got my first pair of goats this summer. My girls are now 9 months old, and I just bred my Nigerian/alpine cross a couple weeks ago with a Nigerian. I'm new to the goat world, and I wanted to know how much is recommended to feed pregnant goats? I currently feed my...
  7. Waiting Room
    This morning around 8 I saw one of our goat's (layla) showing signs of labor, she was actually already pushing and you could see one hoof and the nose. We had to help her cause the other hoof was bent inside her. That kid was dead when we pulled her out. Now its 4pm and no other kids have come...
  8. Introductions
    Hello. I have been a member for a little while now researching and learning about goats. This past weekend I was able to purchase my herd. 1 billy and 6 nannies. All boer and all but one abga registered. I originally decided to purchase them to clean up my property but the more research I did...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    First, Thank you lovely posters for all the wonderful resources and information you've shared. I think I have spent about 10 hours reading on this site on my phone and it's amazing what I've learned. My husband and I are new to the goat realm. We have had our goats a week and it's totally NEW...
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