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  1. Goat Management
    Going to be picking up two of my does from a friends house that were being bred. Was hoping they would only be there for a couple days but with their heat cycles it ended up being a little over 2 weeks. When I dropped them off the conditions weren’t as good as I was expecting. Not bad but just...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I had one of my young ND does disbudded on Thursday. She was spunky and growing before the disbudding. For the last three days, she has been lying around, separate from her two sisters. Today she is very limp and sleepy. I have given her nurti drench and a pain pill once a day. Today I fed...
  3. Health & Wellness
    So I’m not too worried just yet as it just started yesterday, but I decided to make a post about it anyways just in case. My one year old ND doe has been squatting every 10-15 mins to pee, but nothing comes out. That, or just a dribble. Any ideas on what it could be? Shes acting normal, eating...
  4. Goat Conformation
    Now I’ll admit, I’ve never used clippers on a goat before. I’ve never even thought of shaving a goat until I saw how cute they looked- and here we are. Luna got her first shave today, and while it’s not perfect, I think she looks adorable. Thought I’d share! I am once again confused about...
  5. Goat Management
    I may or may not be picking up a milking doe today, and my other goats are between 8-13weeks. Is it okay to put them together, or should I be worried about the doe picking on the littler ones? We have no other adults, so I’m worried we have no other choice. Badly thought out on my part. The doe...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Im having trouble finding a definitive answer, how often do mini lamanchas go into heat? Do the follow the Nigerian dwarf side or the lamancha? It APPEARS the would follow the lamancha side??
  7. Parasites
    Hello I have a 1 month old ND doeling she began off yesterday and her gums appeared to be pale so I gave her ivomec and today she has eaten her bottle twice normal amout... she has coughed more than normal. She has literally spent most of the day sleeping on my lap inside. I gave her vitamin B...
  8. Dairy Diaries
    Hello! We are new to goat farming and have a small herd of ND goats. We purchased a new goat this Saturday who is in milk and had kids in November (she's 3). She was still with her kids when we purchased her so we didn't get much milk Saturday. She produced quite a bit Sunday, approx a quart...
  9. Goat Management
    What do you feed your does on the milk stand? I’m putting together a mix for my does and have thought of putting Alfalfa pellets, black oil sunflower seeds and grain tossed in molasses. I’m worried this mix would have too much phosphorus, and not enough calcium. Any thoughts on how to balance...
  10. Goat Management
    I'm beyond excited that we've made the decision to add goats to our little "farm" in the spring or summer. I've been contemplating them for a LONG time and now that my children are potty-trained, almost school-age, and able (and willing) to come with me while I do animal chores, it seems like as...
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    I’ll be getting myself a 10 month old Nigerian Dwarf doe for March and am curious about when to start breeding. I’ve been told 8-9 months, 12 months, over a year, etc. And would like some opinions.
  12. Bucks
    Pics for attention lol Bucky is my gorgeous two year old buck. He's a Nigerian Dwarf. He's always trying to be the boss of the barn. I only have two goats, they're my beloved pets. Bucky and Beulah. Who's about to kid any day now with Bucky's offspring. I'm so excited to see how beautiful their...
  13. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi I’m very new to goats and this summer bought two baby Nigerian Dwarf boys who are brothers. Both were banded and are presumed wethers - one was banded by a vet at about two and a half months old and his brother was banded earlier on by the lady we got them from. One wether (named Tito) will...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I have three Nigerian Dwarf does that are eight months old and they are getting fat. By fat I don't mean big bellies, they are chunky. Right now, besides free choice minerals, they are only getting local grass hay. I don't restrict it but I am starting to wonder if I should. They are...
  15. Bucks
    My husband brought this goat home, I am not sure if this is normal for a buck. I can't recall noticing this opening before above a buck's 'sack'. He is a one year old Nigerian dwarf buck. See pictures! Kinda up close and personal just worried it's not right. 88025279-22AB-4DBE-B72D-4A471D42C5BD...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I have a buckling that just underwent an abdominal hernia repair surgery. It was a large hernia that caused him to severely bloat, so I rushed him to the vet today. He was in really rough shape when I got there. the surgery went great, and they got the hernia repaired. He’s woken up and he...
  17. 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...
  18. Health & Wellness
    I have a few goats that I have dewormed with a combination of Safeguard (fenbendazole) and Cydectin (moxidectin) yesterday. Neither of those dewormers treat coccidia so I was wondering if I should go ahead and treat for it just in case. I have a bottle of the Corid 9.6% Oral Solution that I...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello, I am planning on getting a couple of wethers to have as pets, one is a full nigerian dwarf and the other is a nigerian dwarf and boer cross. I would like to know or have an aproximation of what would be the adult size of the boer cross kid, I fear it may be bigger than I anticipated...
  20. Bucks
    I have a buck who has been fine and sweet in the past when it was time to go on dates and would even leave them be if they weren’t interested, but this year he is very rough with the ladies. The first doe he was with did fine because she was in heat and bred within minutes, however I wanted to...
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