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  1. Pack Goat Gear
    This is the halter my family had for years but never used and now we need to use it but I’m not sure how to use it because it doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen. It’s for Pygmy goats. One is a year one is 6 months and one is 7 months.
  2. Goat Management
    We are completely new to having kids. We had a surprise birth a few days ago. The doe (Martha) has rejected one of the twins (Peter) and he is being bottle fed. The other twin (Parker) appears to be feeding. Martha's udders are so full all the time. Martha hates human contact, she had none...
  3. Introductions
    I am new to this whole goat mom thing. I have two Pygmy/Nigerian babies. One is a buckling and the other is a doeling. Right now I am weaning them from the bottle. They are down to one bottle a day. They are eating plenty of hay and I have been giving them 1 cup of Dumor goat pellets twice a...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Geneva is a 6 wk ok Pygmy ( the runt of a triplet birth, only female) who I found on Monday at lunch, laying on her side in the barn at feeding time. She couldn’t stand, and when I picked her up she thrashed and couldn’t hold her head up. I segregated her from the rest in a corner of the barn...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    i have two kid Pygmy goats about 3 weeks apart. The older one has started chewing on the younger ones ears to the point of being raw. Is there something I can put on them that will taste bad by not hurt the goat doing the chewing in hopes that he will stop? Thanks!
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello. I have a 7 week old kid currently and will be getting a second one this evening. We lost one of the babies we got the first time around so I want to make sure I do the right stuff with this baby. What should I do when I get a new goat? I bought this stuff but am unsure if I should use it...
  7. Health & Wellness
    hello. I’m new to this sight but in need of help. I have two Pygmy buck kids. One is 5-6 weeks old and the other we thought to be about 3 weeks now but I think he is closer to two (owners weren’t sure of age when we got them). The younger one is not doing well. He has never taken more than 2...
  8. TGS Announcements & Help
    THANKS EVERYONE! TILLY HAS HAD HER BABY, APRIL :) Tilly & Baby April by Rising Light Farm posted Apr 19, 2018 at 8:01 AM :cow:Hello! We have a pygmy doe who's been acting up...
  9. Mini Mania
    My wife and I bought a 10 day old Nigerian Dwarf, Lawrence, about three weeks ago. We were expecting to buy two young goats from this breeder, but they must have had a lot of false pregnancies or problems. To make a long story short, we want a similar aged pygmy or another Nigerian Dwarf. Does...
  10. Pygmygoats

    Pygmygoats

    My Mini! I adored her so much! And yes I named her Mini. 6 years old.
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am new here, this is my first thread. I need some help bad. We got our first buck two days ago, a nice little Pygmy boy. He was separate from the wether we bought for company for the first night to settle down and take in the property. Anyways, wake up and Mr. Buck is in the horse...
  12. Barnyard Bananza
    Proud new goat owner here, humbly offering a synopsis of my housing efforts over the last few weeks. I bought my first 2 goats about 1 month ago: 6 month old twin sister pygmy/Nigerian mixes (mostly pygmy). My initial plan was to use the cave behind my house as their shelter, unaltered (aside...
  13. Health & Wellness
    I have a 10year old nanny Pygora who has been acting strangely for about 2 months. She appetite is decreased,she lays down a lot, and sometimes sits with her front legs up in front of her with her chest off the ground. Her hind leg hair is coppery. I read an article on copper toxicity in...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I'm far from a goat expert, I keep a few as a hobby. I have a pygmy/lamancha mix that is about 5 months old. When he was young he had a poor disbudding job therefore grew scurs. One scur was weak and flimsy, and now it's falling off? It's bloody underneath. I don't know what to do. I read to...
  15. Health & Wellness
    We picked up a 5 week old pygmy goat on 1/23 around 6 in the evening. He was with his mama, but the owner of the mama was trying to get rid of the kids quick, she seemed to want nothing to do with them. We brought him home and he didn't want to eat, but we just figured he was scared. He slept...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi Everyone! My girlfriend and I just got two pygmy goats two weeks ago that about 3 months old and we are in love with them!! Being new to owning goats we have more than a few question (that's why we joined TGS). One of our questions is how much should we be feeding them? We read that we can...
  17. Goat Management
    I have 2 pygmy wethers. Billie Joe is almost 2 years and bucky is about 9 months. They were both castrated by banding when a got them at 4 and 2 months. They constantly act like bucks, they get pushy, mount the does, make buck sounds, and even get possessive over the 2 does. What should I do...
  18. Mini Mania
    Hi everyone... I've been debating on whether or not to let my girl, Emma have a kid (or two). I have two goats, her (she's a pygmy) and my Lamancha Whether, Oscar. I got both of them when they were about 8 weeks old. I wouldn't mind having another couple goats and thought about just buying a...
  19. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi Please can someone offer some advice, I am at the end of my tether! I bought a castrated male kid in March of this year (12 weeks old I think) and then I bought him a female kid. Everything was fine for awhile...they used to play around the garden, come into my studio, go for walks with us...
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