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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    hi all! i have 5 nigerian dwarf wethers, ranging from 3 months to 1.5 years-ish. i started with 2 (over a year ago) and just recently added the other 3 to my herd. my 2 original guys have gone to their vet for all of their vaccinations, etc. but now that i have 5, i’m interested in starting to...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    So, I have been following DaNelle at Weed 'em and Reap and she suggests kelp, dolomitic lime, sulfur and copper sulfate. How do I offer it to the goats? Should it be free-choice? Like in a small bucket? Are they just going to eat it or should I put it with food?
  3. Introductions
    Hello, We are in central Maine and are picking up 3 Does tomorrow. Two of them are 2 and one is 5. I know the 5 year old is a little older, but she came with them. We owned Sanaan does before and alpacas. We no longer own those larger breeds. We have a 5 acre, 1850's farm and will be asking...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Just brought home three new Nigerian Dwarves. They are perfect! But... One was spoiled rotten, kept mostly inside, and bottle-fed. The person we got him from said he came out weak and that's why. Anyways, he's never spent a night outside and needs to still be bottle-fed. He's 2 months old...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    We got our two crypt orchid Nigerian Dwarf goats in May as bottle babies at 2 weeks old. We had them neutered at 5 weeks old since the doctor said it would be wise to do it young. Now our goats are around 5 months old and exhibiting what I assume is "buck behavior." They are mounting each other...
  6. Health & Wellness
    We are new to goats. One of my 3 wethers, quit eating yesterday. He just wants to lay down. After reading on here, last night, I tried feeding him a few pinches of wet baking soda. His stomach is soft this morning, but he still doesn't want to eat. They have been wormed.This morning I also...
  7. Introductions
    I've been registered for quite a while and read many posts and emails, but this is my first post. As we (my wife and I) are now at about 30 Nigerian Dwarfs, we figured it was time to put a website for our little family farm. So here it is SquireWoodsFarm.com located in Hampton Bays, NY. Squire...
  8. Introductions
    I've been reading threads for a long time but am just now joining. We've had goats since 2009 and now are up to 7 Nigerian does, 3 Nigerian bucks, 1 Nubian doe ( expecting) and 5 baby Nigerians. It's crazy around here and we love it! :)
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hello all, My doe gave birth to triplets two days ago. One died. She was nursing the other two really well yesterday, but today she will kick if anyone goes back there to nurse. She's just a tiny Nigerian Dwarf, well, she's not so tiny after kidding, she's probably 100 lbs. But her udder...
  10. Introductions
    My name is Melinda, and my husband and I live just outside of Kent Ohio. We have about ten acres and up until 2010 I was happy to limit our livestock to a few horses. In 2009 I discovered I have the BRCA2 gene mutation which is one of the genetic markers for breast cancer. I'm super lucky and...
  11. Introductions
    Just a basic introduction, my name is Melissa, most people end up calling me "Mel." I own Indigo Acres Farm in Mason Co. WV. I raise, breed, milk, and will be showing ADGA/AGS Nigerian Dwarf Goats ~ Which by the way I'm accepting reservations for my 2013 kids at this time (shameless plug)...
  12. Introductions
    Hi all, My family and I raise Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats in Northeastern MN. I currently have 3 senior does, two juniors, and two young bucks. I LOVE them! You can see them here. We have a little homestead where we also raise chickens and rabbits. We have apple trees and a vegetable garden...
  13. Goat Frenzy
    I just got a nigerian dwarf from a friend who had rescued them from a bad situation.Im not sure what all happened,but when i got her she said shes due in a month.Well I looked at her and shes not that fat and shes not uddering at all.We are thinking maybe she is pregnant but not due for a few...
  14. Birth Announcements
    My new doe Piddlin Acres CB MoodSwing (my birthday present from my parents) kidded twin bucklings on Sept 1st. They are sired by MI SugarCreek YO Toshiba. both are chamoisee's like their dam. Happy healthy little boys! I'm going to name them King Tut (the lighter boy) and Ramesses (the darker...
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