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  1. Goat Conformation
    67 lb October born boer wether. Opinions?
  2. Health & Wellness
    I keep getting told my goats are fat. Thoughts? They are almost 1 yr old. They are wethers. They are Michigan goats, so they have thick wooly coats. Maybe an extra layer of fat? They get 1 cup each of Noble Goat 2x per day and free choice grass hay. Alfalfa cubes 1-2 times per week. Not...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I am new to goats (got them 5weeks ago). I have three Nigerian dwarf goats (triplets), 13 weeks old. The wether is now losing his coarse "outer" hairs and the undercoat is thinning. This is primarily on shoulders and back. I can see a stripe down his back, but his tail is perky and not...
  4. Health & Wellness
    I have a wether, about two years old that is not feeling well. He has a low temp of 99.7. His eyes, gums, etc have normal healthy color and his poop is normal as well, but he definitely acts like he's in distress. I gave him a couple ounces of mineral oil initially, and he has drank a small...
  5. Mini Mania
    Hey guys! Im am brand new here. I just had to put down my 8 year old pygmy doe:tears:I only had two, her (effie) and her brother lundy. Im worried about her brother being alone.. i dont know when to introduce him to a new goat or what kind to get. I personally don't feel ready for a newone but...
  6. Health & Wellness
    One of our wether bucklings has come down with some brownish-greenish diarrhea. Hes still running around and eating and acting normwl, but despite treating with corid & ivermec the diarrhea wont seem to budge. Its been about a week, he hasnt gotten worse but he hasnt gotten better despite at...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Howdy! So I've known about Ammonium Chloride for a few years now but never bothered to get it. I know/think my 6 year old wether gets UC. I see him hunched over every once in a while dribbling urine but it goes away. I know some of you are thinking "GET AM CHLORIDE NOW!!!" but these weird...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi! I'm Elise, I just joined. I'd like to introduce myself and ask a few questions. My family and I are looking into purchasing two or three young NDG wethers to have as companions/pets in our backyard (don't worry, there's space.) Since we will likely be bringing them home around mid-July, I'm...
  9. 4H/FFA Corner
    I have two wethers at home, one of them is working just fine but the other has been a pain. He will not stand still in the ring or at home. I'll be bracing him and then about 30 seconds later he tries ducking down and just moves to the side. I've also noticed if I just take him out of his pen...
  10. Goats For Sale
    FOR SALE Little one is a wether and is dehorned.Very attenative and wanting your love. Eager to learn Great 4-H project goats Breed- Nigerian Dwarf Pygmy goats. Asking- $125 Born- this past Janurary Located- Michigan
  11. Goats For Sale
    My name is Dollie, I am a junior in High School, and this is my third year in the FFA program at my school. Thanks to this program, I have been given the opportunity to raise and show three Boer goats on my school’s farm as part of my SAE project. Two of my goats were allowed to stay at our...
  12. Health & Wellness
    I'm so totally confused. I have two bucks (will be wethers in a few weeks). They are still on the bottle but I'm researching what to feed them after they are weaned. I've decided I will not feed grain, but what about alfalfa? Half of the people say no alfalfa, and the other half say it's fine...
  13. Goats For Sale
    3 year old Alpine wether packer for sale. Big, sweet boy. Will follow you anywhere without a lead but also ties and leads well. Was used by previous owner as a packing companion for a researcher for the forest service. We bought him last summer to add to our hunting pack string but decided we...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I went to check on my goats on 11/20 and noticed my 3.5 year old nigerian dwarf wether with his eye like this; this pictures is actually from 11/22 pm. It's continually getting worse. There is green and white discharge. I'm only able to attach the one photo. It doesn't look like his actual eye...
  15. Health & Wellness
    After staying at a friend's barn for two weeks while my does were at fair, my Nigie wether just got home last night. Everything seemed fine when he got back in with the does last night, but this morning when I came to feed, his one scur had broken off and was bleeding profusely. He also seems...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I was curious your recommendation on when to weather a buckling. I had read 8 weeks, but someone recently told me it would be better to wait a month or two more (12-16 weeks) to make extra sure it doesn't bother with their urinary tract? Also, any thoughts on banding? When I read about it, it...
  17. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I am relatively new to the world of goats. I have had my two goats for almost a year. I have a 1 year old boer wether and a 10 month old pygmy wether. The whole time I've had them, they have been in good health- eating well, full of energy, growing normally- just all around good health...
  18. Goats For Sale
    SC Holly Spgs Bob Dillon is an American Goat Society registered Nigerian Dwarf wether. He is a gold/white pinto. As I do not need him to keep my buck company anymore, he is for sale for $100. Bob would make a great pet, companion for a horse or goat, teaser buck, or he could be a show wether...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on banding?? I keep reading that it is considered in-humane! This will be our 1st time banding goats but we have banded our lambs and even a few calves before and it didn't seem to traumatic for them. I have read that using a tool called a burdizzo is...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Hi, My poor wether (3 years old) got his foot stuck and twisted in his hay feeder and was like this for sometime. His foot is now swollen. This happened on Wednesday. He puts some weight on it and I've felt and pressed on it and he doesn't mind or yank it away. He is eating and drinking, but I...
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