for people who love the littlest dairy goats
So I am new to NDGs as I've said, but would like to milk perhaps starting next spring (we plan to breed our doe this fall). Right now she's in milk with her wether, but I have no place to separate him so I could at least have the morning milk. A…Continue
Anyone using this? One Boer breeder in my area swears by it, says its the best feed out there.Her goats all look great! I'm currently feeding Hilands feed, which has whole grains in it, and powder. I'm having trouble with my two sorting through the…Continue
Have a baby that I have to tube feed. -(. It weighs 2 .2 lbs. fed it 1 1/2 ounce hour and half ago.Told that too much. Help. Weak, kid, no suck reflex, all day. Breech birth with hock bent against pelvic of mom. Different birth for all!Continue
HI everyone,Needing some advice with a First Freshner.I have sisters who kidded first time this year, both gave me twins which was lovely. One doeling has taken really well to milking her sister is a whole other story. I have managed to milk her…Continue
Has anyone else had experience with Dansha Farms? I ordered a manual milker from them and the pump on it broke on the first use. It just snapped. So we called them and they said they'd send out a replacement pump. It arrived a couple of days later,…Continue
Went out to the barn to milk this evening and discovered many of them had gotten into the feed room! Not sure how they got in (probably let in by our clever and sneaky wether) nor how long they were there, but 8 goats can do significant damage in 3…Continue
Apparently we can't get the Selenium/E from Caprine Supply anymore. Anyone done the research to see what we can use to replace it? My bucket from CS does not say how much selenium was in it so it's very hard to compare. There are multiple brands of…Continue
Hi! My name is Doreen. I own a small ranch in Drain, Oregon, where I raise Nigerian Dwarf and Nubian Dairy Goats and black and white Paint horses. I am a retired school teacher. I miss the human kids, but I am enjoying spending time with my 4-legged…Continue
Last year my nigerian dwarf doe had two kids. This year, in January 2016 she aborted three bucklings two weeks before delivery. I saw this stuff hanging out of her and thought oh, she is in labor..It was ugly and it looked like afterbirth hanging…Continue
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...…Continue
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…Continue
Let me explain Nellie Olsen my saanan gave birth on May 9 to a boy and girl snowball as my husband calls them. I got everyone all situated together in birthing chalet and go to eat some dinner. Aparently you are not allowed to eat with goats because when I came back in 30 minutes the Mama had squanched the baby girl kid underneath her! (my heartbreaking )I guess i will seperate when im not around here on out. has anyone else had this happen? Like why, did i do something wrong?desperatly…Continue
Willow and I decided on the name Hackberry Woods.
Hackberry is the predominant species of tree in the goat area. We love the funny bark, the precious little berries, and the haphazard look of the foliage.
For nature nerds: Hackberry is native to Indiana and a lot of the Midwestern US; the small berries (or drupes) are edible in autumn; also goes by the names Sugarberry and Nettletree. The name Hackberry is from the Scottish "hagberry," meaning "marsh berry."