Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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2 hours ago
Bev Sieminski, Winding Rvr Farm replied to Kristi Stone's discussion ADGA Registration Problem
"Exactly what you are going to do.   Sounds like you need to get a service memo from the owner of the buck at the time of breeding - but ADGA will tell you what you need.   You can probably download a service memo or just call the…"
13 hours ago
Kristi Stone posted a discussion

ADGA Registration Problem

I'm hoping you all can help me with something. I sent in my ADGA registration papers for Naomi, and ADGA sent me back an error report that says "The sire was not owned by breeder at time of breeding. A service memo may be needed. Expecting 0486050 - Riedel, Stephanie."Since I'm new to goats (and registering with ADGA), I am not sure how to interpret this. I plan on calling ADGA tomorrow, but I thought I'd post here to see if y'all might be able to steer me in the direction of what I ought to do…See More
22 hours ago
Wendi Gunter replied to Wendi Gunter's discussion Undropped Testicle
"Thank you for easing my mind, Deborah!  I was referring to the Sire so I will relax a little. :)  For the first couple of years, the plan has been to wether all buckings until I see what he is producing and how his daughters do.  I…"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Wendi Gunter's discussion Undropped Testicle
"It is probably just bad luck. Neither Goat Medicine nor Diseases of the Goat list it as hereditary. And if you think about it, if it were hereditary, then the carriers would have become extinct because it is associated with reduced fertility,…"
yesterday
Wendi Gunter posted a discussion

Undropped Testicle

We just finished up the breeding season with kids heading off to new homes.  It was our new buck's first year.  When we banded his bucklings at 11 weeks, one of them not only had an undropped testicle, but it was underdeveloped (about the size of a pea).  His new owner contacted me a couple weeks later and it still had not dropped.  In doing some reading, I have heard that this can many times be genetic.  Now I'm not sure what to do.  He has fantastic breeding (Pholia Farms) and seems to have…See More
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Glenna Rose replied to Theresa B's discussion Milk Production Expectations
"Folks, you really should invest in a digital scale to weigh your milk.  Something I have found is that even in the same batch of jars, the same amount of milk comes to different levels in the jars meaning it is *not* accurate. Another reason,…"
Monday
Glenna Rose replied to Kristi Stone's discussion Detecting Heat Cycles
"Something I have been telling myself is that they just are not as strong this time of year.  I was very fortunate my first two years that my girls were vocal, etc., and it was so easy to tell.  But that was also November!  I've…"
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Amanda replied to Amanda's discussion Possible Eye Infection?? I'm new to goats please help
"That makes sense, they have been eating around our driveway a lot lately, and it a long gravel/dirt road. I will replace their hay though just to be safe, but it has rained today so that should help also. Thank you so much"
Sunday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Amanda's discussion Possible Eye Infection?? I'm new to goats please help
"When a goat gets an eye infection the eyeball turns blue. The eyelid should be red and means the goat is not anemic. A white eyelid is bad. Sounds like there is just too much dust -- perhaps in the hay or straw or if you live on a gravel road?"
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Amanda posted a discussion

Possible Eye Infection?? I'm new to goats please help

I'm not too sure, but my doe has been having eye buggers in her left eye the past few days. At first I thought nothing of it, maybe she got dirt or something in it. But now it seems to be irritated, and the bottom lid is red. No puss, or discharge of any kind, but was wondering if a round of antibiotics, or is saline eye wash can/should be used. I grew up in an area where goats and chickens were kept in the zoo, I've had 2 goats for 2 1/2 years so still am learning, just never read or talked…See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Kristi Stone's discussion Detecting Heat Cycles
"Some does have silent heats, and it seems to be more common with younger does."
Sunday
Emily replied to Kristi Stone's discussion Detecting Heat Cycles
"I have one doe that I can NOT figure out when she's in heat. I've had her for a year now and I've never actually seen her showing any signs that people say to look for. I was beginning to think she was a hermaphrodite (she's…"
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ADGA Registration Problem

Started by Kristi Stone in Goats 101. Last reply by Bev Sieminski, Winding Rvr Farm 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm hoping you all can help me with something. I sent in my ADGA registration papers for Naomi, and ADGA sent me back an error report that says "The sire was not owned by breeder at time of breeding. A service memo may be needed. Expecting 0486050 -…Continue

Undropped Testicle

Started by Wendi Gunter in Breeding. Last reply by Wendi Gunter yesterday. 2 Replies

We just finished up the breeding season with kids heading off to new homes.  It was our new buck's first year.  When we banded his bucklings at 11 weeks, one of them not only had an undropped testicle, but it was underdeveloped (about the size of a…Continue

Milk Production Expectations

Started by Theresa B in Goats 101. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Monday. 47 Replies

I am looking into purchasing a ND doe and I am primarily interested in milk production capabilities and this would be the foundational doe for my herd. I want to know how much milk is considered a good amount for a ND? I know there are a lot of…Continue

Detecting Heat Cycles

Started by Kristi Stone in Breeding. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Monday. 7 Replies

I don't have a buck, so I'm having a tough time telling what to look for in my doe. Naomi is 7 months old and 40lbs, smallish frame from what I can tell (but I'm new so I could be wrong).I am told to look for tail flagging and mucusy stuff on or…Continue

Possible Eye Infection?? I'm new to goats please help

Started by Amanda in Health. Last reply by Amanda on Sunday. 2 Replies

I'm not too sure, but my doe has been having eye buggers in her left eye the past few days. At first I thought nothing of it, maybe she got dirt or something in it. But now it seems to be irritated, and the bottom lid is red. No puss, or discharge…Continue

Copper deficiency?

Started by Katie L Zollinger in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Saturday. 6 Replies

My black doe is turning rusty on her flanks.  I understand this can be caused by a copper deficiency.  When I bought her in September she had "fish tail" and her eyelids were pale, so I gave her 1 cc of copper rods (measured in a syringe with the…Continue

fodder

Started by Dion Walters in Introductions. Last reply by Tom Bergstrand on Saturday. 11 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has tried growing fodder as feed. i wanna give it a try. i read posts from @ 2 years ago.thanksContinue

cut hoof in quick

Started by James Tinker in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 27. 4 Replies

I cut a hook in the quick and it bled do I need to give a tetanus shot

buying teat cups

Started by Judy H in Home Dairy. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm Aug 25. 12 Replies

Where can I buy 30cc teat cups from for the milking machine I am putting together?  Our local Farmers Co-op has syringes but the end is short and small and won't work with the tubing.  So I guess I need a syringe with a long tapered end to connect…Continue

Clumpy poo-- brown stomach worm?

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm Aug 25. 4 Replies

Hi all,I have a 7 year old doe, 10 weeks fresh, who has had clumpy poo for a couple of days. I did a fecal yesterday and again today and found only ONE egg that looks like it could be a brown stomach worm, an actual worm too, and some coccidia…Continue

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Fungus?

Posted by Emily Howe on June 5, 2015 at 2:49pm 3 Comments

My 4h goat has something on her bottom that looks like fungus. At first, we used vetricine product that made it shrink a bit but now it is back. Has anyone else experienced this or knows what it…

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7 week old agouti pygmys

Posted by Dion Walters on April 28, 2015 at 12:40am 0 Comments

they are 7 weeks old today

Feeding Kids

Posted by Laura Nicklas on April 26, 2015 at 9:30am 5 Comments

We have 2 kid bucks. Trouble is 15 days old and lost his mama at 4 days old. He takes his bottle well. Little Bit is 10 days old and fights the bottle. We use a syringe for the most part. He bites at it rather than sucks. We have tried different nipples, different milk, and dipped it in honey/molasses. He is a hand full at feeding time. Any suggestions?

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