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  1. Goat Management
    As I'm sure many of you are dealing with today, we here are dealing with unusually extreme cold today. It's currently 17* out with a steady wind. My bucks have been lightly shivering pretty much all day. I covered their cattle panel door with a tarp to help block a little more wind. They...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello, We have a senior goat about 16 years old... I know very old.. we have her over a year now, we rescued her, she is a floppy eared Nubian. Sshe started showing signs of illness about 3 weeks ago when the vet seen her she had a temperature so she was commenced on antibiotics, the vet...
  3. New Member Introductions
    New to goats and I have two Pygmy brothers that are housed in a rather large doghouse, but currently don’t have other shelter in their paddock. It’s 25 F with a windchill of 18 F. It’s also snowing, a wet snow, and piling up. Both are visibly wet, but cashmere looks dry. One is shivering. Given...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there! My name is Cindy and I just bought two 9 week old Nigerian Dwarf goats. I am brand spankin' new to having goats, but my husband grew up on a "hobby" farm. We got these guys from a reputable breeder 45min. from us. They are both males and were banded the day we picked them up (Aug...
  5. Health & Wellness
    My five year old Mini Nubian May has suddenly stopped eating. This is the goat that has frequent problems with ketosis (I think - the vet diagnosed it the first time and after that whenever she showed the same symptoms I treated it like ketosis and she got better). I’ve upped her alfalfa and...
  6. Health & Wellness
    I got Chloe on August 18th 2018, bottle fed with another goat, Faith. I'm not 100% on all of the information of the parents or the herd they came from, just that they are from different does but the same buck. Chloe seems to be a Lamancha but may have Nubian in her, Faith is a cross between...
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