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  1. Goat Conformation
    I’m so excited to share this. In case some of you dont know, my first ND doe was a purchase I should’ve done more research on. We got a doe who at the time was a first freshener, didnt do any digging on her lineage. The more I learnt, the more disappointed I was. She barely gave anything during...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello, My goats udders were injured and she ended up losing one of her nipples. She is a heavy milker so her bags get quite large and shes slow to dry up. Will this become a problem next kidding season? How can I avoid mastitis in the future?
  3. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello!! We need help, we have a Lamancha/Pygmy mix goat who gave birth to 4 babies yesterday evening. We have been up all night trying to get them to latch on. They try and tug, but stop. They are clearly hungry and we know we will need to supplement feed, but we are desperately trying to get...
  4. Dairy Diaries
    Hello. I'm looking at buying this Nigerian dwarf in milk. Attached are pics of her udder and teats. I was hoping a more experienced eye might have an opinion on them. I have pics of her dam and granddams as well if that helps. She is 3, giving about 5.5 cups per day. Owner asking $650...
  5. Health & Wellness
    I’ve been dealing with this for quite some time. I bought a doe from what I thought was a reputable breeder. Sadly, to my mistake I introduced her to my herd after quarenteening her with no signs of anything. The breeder out of no where tells me she has been dealing with a bad case of bumps on...
  6. Health & Wellness
    My doe is currently going through her first lactation and nursing two, healthy, 10 week old kids. I went away for 2 days and on returning noticed she had a lesion and a swollen lump high up on the middle of her udder, not near the teats. The kids are nursing from both sides okay and she's not...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hello, friends. I have a miniature lamancha who's about a week fresh. I noticed the babies had a favorite side, so I decided to even her out. This favorite side has a bump up near the top of the udder, towards the medial. It's large and fleshy. I reached out to my vet and unfortunately they...
  8. Waiting Room
    I didn’t realize how much she had grown in the past 11 days until I did a side by side, but still is this swelling the end or will it get bigger? Udders look huge when I google them but they’re all usually dairy goat breeds and she is a meat a boer/fainting and I can’t tell if their udders are...
  9. Health & Wellness
    Hi, my doe kidded with twins just yesterday, everything went smooth and they are feeding, but only from one teat. The other udder is extremely engorged, hard and when I tried to milk her, completely plugged. We tried lots of massaging (she seemed to enjoy that!) hot compresses, bag balm...
  10. Health & Wellness
    So this is a weird one. I've got two pregnant does, one who is 105 days into her second pregnancy, and one who is a first freshener at 82 days. The first freshener is probably carrying triplets (we can see two on ultrasound for sure, vet thinks she is hiding another one up front). I have been...
  11. Dairy Diaries
    Hi all I'm a first time goat owner and I have two Nigora does. They are sisters and are just over a year old. Last week I noticed one of them had a suspiciously large udder. She has never kidded, so I got worried. At first a reddish brown liquid came out, so I got antibiotics from our vet. Now...
  12. Waiting Room
    Hey guys! I'm new here and fairly new to Goat keeping. I've got a trio of Nigerian Dwarf Goats (two Ewes and a Buck). Being the newb that I am, I did not make note of Trouble's last heat date and a month ago I started noticing changes in behaviour and shape so I've been keeping a close eye on...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! So I have this goat who has had a lump on her udder, half-dollar size. I have been keeping an eye on it and it felt a lot like scar tissue, hard, could shift it with my fingers, its been there for a while. Well, tonight it popped open. So I of course gave it a squeeze as it had some...
  14. Waiting Room
    I’m really needing some advice (or reassurance?)....My son has a 2 year old Nubian doe.She produced milk at a little over a year old even though she’d never been bred. I talked to 3 diff vets, none wanted to see her, said don’t worry. Bred her this fall but she didn’t take. Yesterday my son...
  15. Dairy Diaries
    Hi All - So I have been a goat fanatic for awhile (guilty, sorry husband) and am now am beginning to get more into milk and milking genetics, milk testing and etc. I was wondering if you all had any tips and tricks for maximizing udder growth and potential? In the past we have always had dam...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Aloha Everyone! Does anyone have any ideas WHY a 1-Year Old Doeling would have ONE Swollen Teat?? (photo attached): This is my Neighbor’s Doeling and I absolutely know that this Doeling has Never Kidded or Ever even been on the same property as a Buck; so I Know she is NOT Pregnant... I have...
  17. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi so my husband recently rescued a female goat. She was pregnant and gave birth to two babies. Her condition is very questionable considering I have very little education on goats. It looks like she hasn’t been milked for months or a long time. What happens if a goat doesn’t get milked? It...
  18. Health & Wellness
    Hi All! I have been struggling with this off and on for years now, and it's out of control this time. I have a 10 year old nubian doe, Louise. I've only bred her twice. It's been almost 5 years since the last time she was bred. Last month one side of her udder started filling up. I milked out a...
  19. Waiting Room
    My third or fourth freshener, Half-Pint, is due around February 28 or early March, but that's just a guess, it could be earlier or later. For the past few days I have noticed that her udder is getting huge and her teats look like they are going to explode. Do you think she will go into labor...
  20. Waiting Room
    So, today I noticed my first freshener, MoonPie, developing an udder. Two days ago she had absolutely nothing, and now she definitely has a bag. I didn't expect her to kid until around April or May, but my breeding dates may be wrong. Is developing an udder a sure sign of kidding in the next...
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