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  1. Goat Management
    I have an Alpine buckling that is 9, almost 10 weeks old who i want to eventually use as a driving goat. I am wondering if I should band him now or wait. Im asking because according to what i’ve read wethers are smaller than bucks and im looking for a large goat which he is already showing...
  2. Health & Wellness
    If you’ve seen my recent post you know that I am in the process of weaning some of my babies. Well I banded the male twin a little over a month ago he was around 11-12 weeks old when i did so. Now it seems that the band is too loose. IT is shriveled up, hard, and below body temp but hasn’t...
  3. Goat Management
    Question about introducing goats. We have a Nigerian dwarf (3 years old) - whether, who lost his alpine/saanen buddy in December. We just got him a new friend since he has been alone who is a 7 week old buck (Pygmy, Nubian, lamanche) - we eventually plan on getting more. we have introduced...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    Any help would be greatly appreciated on how to build a top to get more width in Boer show wethers. We have showed for a few years and I have not figured this out...Please help! We are 52 days out from show.
  5. Health & Wellness
    I have an almost 3 month old buck that will be wethered. How long after I give him his first CD&T shot can I band him? Thank you!
  6. Health & Wellness
    My neighbor’s wether is running a fever of 106 and has a slight cough. He’s still trying to eat, but was uninterested in his trough this morning. Still getting more info and will post when I do, but what do you guys suggest? Are there any fever reducers or should she take him to the vet?
  7. Goat Management
    As some of you know, I’ve not had goats for very long. Currently my ‘wether’ is acting very aggressive, and humping Betty (our second goat) a lot. I know they do this out of dominance as well, but I expected wethers to be a little less... like this? He rams into Betty any chance he gets, and has...
  8. Goat Management
    I have 4 goats, a wether, a buck, a doe and a doeling. The wether and doeling (brother and sister), they were sold together and very attached! They freak out when they're not together. The wether Resin even mounts his sister Rosie all the time. I didn't think my buck would do it since he never...
  9. Health & Wellness
    We have a 9-week-old wether who was banded two weeks ago. Today we noticed a very foul smell coming from the banding site. It is not swollen, no puss or infected looking but it stinks like roadkill. It looks dried and normal - he has large testicles compared to his two brothers. His...
  10. Goat Management
    Hello all! In preparing a mix for my doe while she’s milking, I’m curious about the benefits of sunflower seeds and how i’d make sure that she gets the 2:1 calcium to phosphorus, since from my understanding boss has a lot of phosphorus. Along with this, I’m wondering what to feed my wether. I...
  11. Goat Frenzy
    Hello All, So very happy I found this Goat Spot! New goat owner here....and how do you ask a question, you do not know to ask...other then read, a lot of peoples questions! :) We live in Washington State, 7 acres. Our 7 month old twin Oberhasli wethered goats, did great this past...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am going to be a new goat mom this spring, and would love some tips on how to raise the kids. I'll be getting a little wether and doeling, both are pygmy fainting crosses. I know they have to eat separate feed from my research so far, but I'm finding it difficult to find information on...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone. So one of my pet wethers has been acting weird. My first fear was UC, but I watched him out on the field for a bit and he went twice as normal and didn’t show signs of distress. He’s twitching his tail, running around a lot, and keeps stomping and raising his legs up and kicking...
  14. Health & Wellness
    Have a buckling that's about 6 weeks old, growing fast and is thriving well. We have someone coming to get him at the end of the month but wanted him banded. We went ahead and did the job today, but being our first time, I'm very paranoid about it, and I'm worried we might have banded a bit too...
  15. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all! I am very new to goats. I had two Nigerian pygmy goat wethers arrive on Friday, they boys are absolutely adorable! However there seems to be a lot of different information on them. Now I was told that wethers should not have grain On a regular basis due to UC. But that they always...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi- We have one wether kid and two does. I know that we should be feeding the wether kid grain while he grows, but that soon we need to start being carful about UC. Currently we feed all three together. They get a good grain mix (new Country organic goat feed and/or Nature's Best pellets; with...
  17. Health & Wellness
    I purchased a ND boy at about 4 months of age. He was castrated by burdizzo when I picked him up on June 26 ( I watched them do it, as I was curious to learn about the method. They talked me through what they were doing and it matched what I read online). We’re 2 months later, and he’s acting...
  18. Meat Market
    So show season is coming up in Texas and i've got my wether and hes doing well, learning to walk and brace but, i recently got the purina high octane champion drive topdress. Smell awful, i'm not sure if i would recommend cause i've never used this supplement before, but my wether doesn't like...
  19. Mini Mania
    A friend of mine, who has a barber shop, gets his lawn cut for free. He said he needs to get a weed eater. Of course I said that I have a few. Lawrence, my one year old wether volunteered for the job. Here is Lawrence at the Barber Shop this morning. He is not shy, he has great work ethics!
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    Last year we got two pygmy goats (one doe and one wether). We are looking to get two new kids this spring. Our wether is smaller than the doe but he sometimes gets aggressive and headbutts her. She can protect herself but we are worried that the wether may hurt the kids. Are wethers good with...
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