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  1. Show Circuit
    I may or may not be going to my first show in July! I’d like to take two juniors if I’m able to get their papers in time, but for now I would LOVE some tips and advice from anyone who has been to one before. Whether you participated or were just watching, please give me all your info! 😁 If...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, All! I'm raising not only my first goat but, she's also a bottle baby. I've had her since she was 24 hours old and now she's 3 weeks old today. I bought some lamb/kid feed but she has no interest in it whatsoever. She's nibbling on grass and flowers but won't eat hay or pellets. Is she...
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am brand new to goat owning! I have a pregnant Nigerian Dwarf doe who is due end of February-End of march. I do not have an exact date for her. She currently has free choice minerals and alfalfa hay in a feeder bag. I have goat pellets available and cracked corn but have not been...
  4. Kidding Koral
    Hello all. Sorry, this question is probably so overdone and I know I probably sound stupid BUT, I got a goat who is about 3 years old, has had twins and is a saanen, HOWEVER, I am new to goat breeding or kidding.. I have a nubian/saanen buck who is roughly a year+ now, they've been in together...
  5. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I have been a lurker for a bit, but finally decided to come say hello! Our family has been discussing a complete lifestyle change from our current situation in recent months, and working towards that goal. What could it be? Goats!!! Specifically of the fiber variety. The tight...
  6. Waiting Room
    Hey y'all. Newbie here with my gals Coco and Zeppy. We're all new to this kidding thing. My girls are FF and Coco is due March 6-7, and Zeppy is due any time between March 6 & April 10. I think Zeppy is likely due between March 13 and 20th though based on heat signs and a messy rear end.
  7. Health & Wellness
    This is our first year breeding. We have kept our buck with the two females that we want to breed. We know he mounted one of them but don’t know about the other one. Both have put on a bit of weight but other than that we can’t tell if they are pregnant. We don’t know if they are just fat or...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello and thanks in advance for any help. I recently welcome twin Nigerian Baby Dwarf goats to the family. They are siblings born on the 24th of March. They have been with me for a week now and are taking the bottle fine. They are both doing about 24-28 ounces of milk a day. The Doe's stool is...
  9. Mini Mania
    I apologize if this information is already somewhere else on the site, and I failed to find it. I'm trying to plan a yard and shelter for two pet Nigerian dwarf wethers and need to know the space requirements. (It's legal I checked.) I don't have other pets or kids currently, So I can easily...
  10. Introductions
    Hello all, A very sweet lady whom I am purchasing my Dwarf Nigerian goats from was kind enough to share this site with me! She said any/all information I might need could be found here ~ so I look forward to learning! For starters, I was raised on a dairy so animals have been my life for...
  11. Introductions
    Hello everyone, I believe this is my first post, although I received a lovely welcome message back in November 2017! I live on 2 1/2 acres and started with two ND goats, 1 year old doe and whether. I figured that was a good way to manage and learn! Well, about 5 months ago we added another...
  12. Pack and Working Goats
    Hi! I am going through a stage where I am obsessed with pack goats, so I want to educate myself a little, so IF I do get a couple, I will know at least the basics So here are a few questions: Can i use wethered Nigerian dwarf crosses? Do yall build you'r own little "carts" that go behind them...
  13. Goat Frenzy
    Hullo from Colorado! I'm a hopeful future goat Mom! This summer my husband and I are building a house, and for the first time in my adult life I'll have a yard of my own! At first we considered getting a dog, but as lovely as dogs are, I don't want one??? I know weird right? I think a part of...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi all! I have a yearling alpine that was bred when I purchased her. She's due in a few weeks, has never had vaccinations or any wormer other than herbal. She was in okay condition at first but I've noticed her getting a little thin. I just finished another round of herbal wormer, it's been only...
  15. Introductions
    Hi, all. Michelle @JearDOE Ranch here. Raising goats has been a dream of my husband's for more than a decade. Well, upon his retirement from USAF we up and moved and bought us some nice looking goats. We've had a bit of a learning curve, but my husband is a fast learner. I... get to pet the...
  16. Goat Management
    I’m new to goats in the last month - just got 7 NGD does, all 8-11 weeks now. I’ve been reading threads here EXTENSIVELY for the last couple months to learn as much as I can. My NGDs are doing well and thriving now. A neighbor called yesterday and asked if I could take two orphaned “mostly...
  17. Dairy Diaries
    Wasn't sure if I should put this in Beginner Questions or not, lemme know if I'm overstepping here. Ahem: So I'm contemplating goat farming for milk selling purposes and thinking about the question of Raw Milk vs Pasteurized Milk. As a biologist, I realize that raw milk is arguably more...
  18. Introductions
    I thought I should introduce myself but I also have some questions I was hoping others might help me answer. My family and I have 32 acres of property in Northeastern PA that we plan to turn into a homestead. We wanted to get goats for the purposes of milk, cheese, and soap primarily, use what...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I am new to goats (got them 5weeks ago). I have three Nigerian dwarf goats (triplets), 13 weeks old. The wether is now losing his coarse "outer" hairs and the undercoat is thinning. This is primarily on shoulders and back. I can see a stripe down his back, but his tail is perky and not...
  20. Goat Management
    I am super new to goats. We bought a Nubian doe in milk with her 2 4 month-old nursing doelings. A friend on a nearby ranch asked if we could care for her pregnant mini-Nubian. (She has a swollen shoulder joint and needs a break from the miles of mountain roaming with her herd.) Apparently...
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