What would YOU like to talk about

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by StaceyRosado, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    the Topic of the Week feature has gone over pretty well. And I thought I would get some suggestions on what you all would like to discuss more indepth

    reply with your suggestions - no subject is off limits (we have 52 weeks in a year!) so I want to hear everyone's input.
     
  2. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Something about Polio? or Pneumonia. Or even difficult births, and how to reposition kids, since kidding season is in full swing.
     

  3. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    How about what anti-biotics are good for what problems- or any nutritional information.
    I have really like those weekly topics too- are they going to be saved- maybe in a seperate folder?
     
  4. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

    37
    Oct 15, 2007
    Twin Cities
    I just wanted to say I think the topic of the week was a great idea, especially since the board is so new. Ideas:

    Definitely difficult births
    Mabye one on feeding - I like hearing what everyone does
    Fencing/barn plans?

    Hmmm that's all I can think of right now.
     
  5. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    1.) Record keeping for the goat rancher; small and large operations
    2.) different medicines and dosages for goats
    3.) worming routines and methods
    4.) different types of forages for goats and what is the best to feed
    5.) Diseases, symptoms and treatments

    these are just a few topics...I can think of more if needed
     
  6. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    I like the idea of what to do about difficult births, as well as problems that can go along with births e.g. pregnancy toxemia, calcium deficiancy etc.
    i would love to hear more about barns people have, features they like and don't like, im going to be building new shed, type barns. pasture maintenance, fencing. things to look at when buying a buck, for milk show breeding etc. those are the only ideas i have for now.
    beth
     
  7. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I like all the other ideas but how about mastitis?
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    This is great - I love hearing feedback from you all.

    I will try to start with the most pertinant information first and be sure we will use all the ideas asked.

    As to where the information will go.

    I can move it to "goat sense 101" Or it can stay in "the topic of the week" section. Either way is fine with me

    You can let me know your thoughts on that too
     
  9. gnomes'n'goats

    gnomes'n'goats New Member

    131
    Oct 8, 2007
    Under a mushroom
    Anything? Like coffee?
    :coffee2:
     
  10. goat fever

    goat fever New Member

    141
    Oct 17, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    How you each personally care for a new mother and baby goat?
    How to treat/prevent bloat?
    WHAT SHOULD YOU HAVE IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET AT ALL TIMES?
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Your nuts! :lol:
     
  12. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    all of these are great ideas and don't get discouraged if your idea doesn't get used right away. I am trying to pick the ones that most fit with the time frame we are in so the information is helpful to people.

    Still taking suggestions - this is all about you. you all make this board and I want it to be information you want to know about.
     
  13. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

    329
    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    I think we should have one on working goats, since the working goat forum isn't visited often. Maybe it would help promote it. Promote the working goat!! :stars: :rainbow: :dance: :party: :wave: :clap: :leap: :love: :thumb: :cool: :slapfloor: :sun:
     
  14. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I really like the idea of a worming thread. Starting as prenatal care for mom - all the way through adult hood. What meds each use, what doses, what meds for what, how often the goats are dosed - ect.
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ok I am going to start one on bloat but I would love to have other suggestions as well.
     
  17. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    its fair season
    tips on showing
    how to get ready
    what to feed for a month prior to show
    what to bathe with
    what to bring
    (this is my first year :shocked: :question: :worried: :GAAH: can you tell i'm nervous)
     
  18. Tog Lovers

    Tog Lovers New Member

    182
    Oct 10, 2007
    Greensburg, PA
    Tips on preparing for breeding season would be good. I know that some change the feeding schedule. And how people make sure their goats get pregnant. Since we never did this before it would be nice to see how others go about it.
     
  19. goatiegurl*Oh

    goatiegurl*Oh Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Ohio
    what vaccinations goats need at different ages

    I agree that housing,kidding/breeding,and showing info would be nice,also info about working goats

    goat milk products and how to make them

    helpful barn items that you have around the house,or that you wouldnt think to use for something else

    I think this is a really good idea :thumb:
     
  20. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I definitely would like to learn more about repositioning kids. We do not have many problem births but I still need to be prepared. . . .

    I like the idea of people sharing their barn plans, fencing tips. Also, more on feeding regimens.