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  1. 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...
  2. Kidding Koral
    Hi there, I've been lurking and learning here but I have a problem and hope to get some advice, and hope this is in the right forum. We have a doe who kidded four days ago with triplets. She has one normal teat but the other is very fat, hangs quite low down and the babies won't go near it...
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! This is my first year doing dairy goats (my second year keeping goats). I have three does: Patience is my mama goat, Stability is her kid (born May this year), and Bunny is the unrelated companion goat. I've been doing the first pull method where I separate the kid at night, and milk...
  4. Goat Management
    What products and schedule do you use to prepare a pregnant doe for kidding and to avoid anemia after birth? We've recently had issues with our mothers becoming severely anemic after kidding. My husband has wormed on a schedule since we've had our goats. 2 Nubians that we got late last year had...
  5. Health & Wellness
    We have a momma who just had a baby on March 4 of this year.. The baby is fine and growing like a weed! She rarely nurses now at 6 weeks old (and I say rarely because when they free range all day I don't see everything.. I have seen her punch for a tit once or twice before bed :P). Anyways- mom...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Last night around 10:30 pm we did a barn check b/c we have 2 does ready to kid. We found 2 just newborn kids lying in the bedding hay, uncleaned & mama was hiding in the corner pretending like these kids born were not hers. She has completely rejected them. Would not let them nurse, kept...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I've got a Nigerian/Lamancha mix who had quadruplets recently. Everything's been going fine so far; the kids are healthy, energetic, and growing fast. Yesterday, she began kicking them off the udder, and when I touched her udder to inspect it, she jerked away from me. Some possibly relevant...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, New here. We just had or first kids born to one of our kiko goats yesterday. It was her first time kidding. She had twins, a boy and girl. The girl was born first then the boy came right after. He was a bit slower to get going but seemed to do ok and was nursing (although he does have a...
  9. Kidding Koral
    I need help. I have a mommy with 5 day old kids who just turned on them all of a sudden. She was nursing them just fine, but yesterday she started acting like she doesn't know them. She will not let them nurse. When I hold her for them to nurse, she kick them and cries. She stands with her face...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    We are new to goat farming, this is our first season. We bought 20 boer goats who were unknowingly already bred and so far we have 20 kids. A mama had triplets yesterday and we had to help her birth the second baby and had to take her to the vet to get the third out. We had 2 boys and a girl...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hi, my goat had her kids (2 of them) yesterday evening around 5:30. Everything went fairly well, they seemed warm and had nursed when I left them with mom for the night. Today, I have seen the little boy nurse, very briefly and only on one side, but I have seen him do it, but I was out there...
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