Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Sophie replied to Sophie 's discussion Mites? Lice? Eggs? Parasites
"Hi Deborah! Thank you for responding! So will the pour-on ivermectin take care of all the lice even though you just put it between their shoulder blades? We looked thoroughly through all of our goats coats, and we have rfound more actually little…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sophie 's discussion Mites? Lice? Eggs? Parasites
"That looks like lice eggs. There are hundreds of species of lice, and they are species specific, meaning that goat lice don't infest humans and vice versa. I usually use pour-on ivermectin of Eprinomectin for lice. If they are very young, it…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Robin Martin's discussion Double heat cycle = ? Due date
"It's amazing how goats' ligaments change differently. One goat will have soft ligaments for two weeks while another had them as firm as concrete until 24 hours before she kids!  Good luck!"
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Robin Martin replied to Robin Martin's discussion Double heat cycle = ? Due date
"Yes, you are certainly right about Murphy's Law.  We are on 146 after the first heat/breeding and She is showing some signs of labor.  Ligaments have softened considerably, she is isolating herself, wants to have me stroke her or…"
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Leslie A Barstow replied to Leslie A Barstow's discussion Newbie -extra new newbie
"Thank you! She has the papers that I am picking up this week! greatly appreciate the response!"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Robin Martin's discussion Possible preterm delivery
"Congratulations! I'm so glad she held out to 144!"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Robin Martin's discussion Double heat cycle = ? Due date
"Most of the time when that happens, the second due date is the correct one. HOWEVER ... the way Murphy's Law of Goats works is that if you ignore that first due date, they'll surprise you with kids. So, I always write down all due dates…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Just a funny milking question
"Goats give more milk to their babies because they love their babies, which triggers oxytocin release, which is why babies will always get more than any human milker. However, I'm not aware of any similar research done comparing human…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Leslie A Barstow's discussion Newbie -extra new newbie
"The seller should have given you an application for registration. They can be registered in whatever registry their parents were registered in. They will have the herd name of the breeder in their name. When you breed goats, those kids will have…"
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Hi I just joined and I have three beautiful doelings, I need to register them....but do I need to have homestead name first and which association should I join, AGS, ANDDA or NDGA or two. I plan on milking and maybe showing!ThanksLeslieSee More
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"Janie; Thank you for the welcome, I am very new to this, so I will have alot of questions!!! First one, should I join both AGS and ANDDA and do I register my farm name first, before registering my 3 new doelings? Leslie (newbie)"
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Double heat cycle = ? Due date

Started by Robin Martin in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 3 Replies

Our first time freshener went into heat, we bred her and then she came back I to hear again 6 days later. We need her both times, but now are unsure of what to consider her due date.145-150 from the first heat or the second?She is huge, ligaments…Continue

Newbie -extra new newbie

Started by Leslie A Barstow in Goats 101. Last reply by Leslie A Barstow on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hi I just joined and I have three beautiful doelings, I need to register them....but do I need to have homestead name first and which association should I join, AGS, ANDDA or NDGA or two. I plan on milking and maybe showing!ThanksLeslieContinue

Possible preterm delivery

Started by Robin Martin in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 3 Replies

Taking my 2 year old doe to the vet today and hoping for good news. She is gest day 132 and just passed a large blood clot, is pawing the ground and has a sersanguinous discharge. Sigh! If we were at day 145, I would be jumping for joy! She is a…Continue

Just a funny milking question

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 1 Reply

Does anyone here think it's possible for a doe to give more to her favorite milker?My Will and I share duties; I almost always milk in the mornings, Will in the evenings. The evening haul is always more than the morning, unless I substitute for…Continue

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Question about kidding and separating

Started by Joe Berryhill in Kidding. Last reply by Joe Berryhill Apr 14. 3 Replies

Hello everyone! This is the first time that i have posted to the group and would like to thank everyone in advance who might be able to give me some information. I have a a female goat who will be kidding in about a month. I also have her brother…Continue

Hair Loss

Started by Sally Knight in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 13. 12 Replies

Posting for a friend. Her goat is losing her hair in huge clumps. She is eating, happy goat but has lost about 30% of her coat. They called a vet and they have wormed her and are using an anti fungal on her skin does anyone have any idea what it…Continue

Breeding polled to polled

Started by Faith Foster in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 10. 4 Replies

I had posted an ad locally looking for does. ( Long story but mine were poisoned by a neighbor last year. Lost 8 in 1 day) The bucks survived, the does did not.So I received a response from someone saying if I breed polled to polled I will end…Continue

Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 9. 11 Replies

Does anyone have a source of Selenium/Vit E powder to order from?  I am all out, and Hoeggers Farm Yard are not answering their phones so I am hesitant to place an order online.  I don't see anyone else carrying it for goats online.  All I see in…Continue

goat shedding

Started by Kelsey A Klapperick in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 6. 2 Replies

Hey all,I am incredibly thankful for this website/ forum since yall have nigerian dwarf goats as well. I have had my goats coming up on three years and am by no mean a professional goat person. For some reason one of them is shedding like crazy. She…Continue

Blog Posts

My ND goats

Posted by Julia M Willams on January 2, 2017 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I thought maybe you all might want to see some pictures of my goats. So here they are, I hope you enjoy them...

I'm glad they don't mind the snow, because we're sure getting a lot this year!…

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

Bought the kids July 2015. Bred Mira January, first travel and goat-sitters March, babies June, learned how to milk, sold babies August, started playing with chevre and cheddar, built cheese press, rigged a sort of cheese cave, expanded goat yard, added more play structures for the goats...

...and I keep putting off the eternal question from Willow, "Can I keep another doe next year?" I keep waiting for the proverbial bloom to fall. I waited to see if she'd get tired of the constant…

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Old Haunt Blog Announcement!

Posted by Old Haunt Farm on May 21, 2016 at 6:41am 2 Comments

Hi Folks!

I'm announcing my new (still being edited and added to, but published) farm website complete with blog! I wanted to put the blog link here, since it's about my recent (and first) kidding experience. I've gotten a TON of support here over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd share this story with you as a sort of thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Here's the link...…

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When can goat kids go out on pasture?

Posted by Sophie on May 20, 2016 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Hey! I have a question for anyone who'd be kind enough to answer! :) I'm new to goat, we just got 3 NG last week. One 7 year old milking doe, a 15 week old and a 8 week old doeling. When can the babies start going out to pasture? (we have a very safe and "kid" proof pasture) They haven't been in the pasture yet so I'm thinking I have to work them up to it like horses? How would I exactly do that? Also, the doe hasn't been in the pasture for a week but that's fine to put her in it all day…

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