Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Patty Meyer replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion RoseLane Mini's Annouces 8 new kids on the block!
"Sweet!  Congratulations to you and the busy new mamas. :) "
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Patty Meyer replied to Aubrey Gehman's discussion Missi Had Her Kids!
"Congratulations!  They're very cute boys. :)"
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21 day old kids... perplexed

My does kidded 21 days ago.  She had three doelings.  They are great. Two of the doelings are friendly and sweet.  The third, is scared to death of me and runs and will not settle.They were dis budded 2 days ago and everything went fine.  I can't figure out what on earth is causing this little girl to be so scared and runs away in fear where her sisters have had the same treatment and they are great.Any suggestions?  I've been trying to spend more time in the barn and letting the little one…See More
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Sally Knight replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Milk replacement-- what do you use?
"Thank you makes me feel a little better! "
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Aubrey Gehman's discussion Missi Had Her Kids!
"Aw my little buckling looks so much like him too! "
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Sarah Boussuge replied to Aubrey Gehman's discussion Missi Had Her Kids!
"Thunder looks like one of my bucklings born last year!! CongratulationS on your new arrivals! Here's my kid who looks almost exactly like Thunder. I named him Cowboy."
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Sarah Boussuge replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion RoseLane Mini's Annouces 8 new kids on the block!
"Congratulations! They are so cute!!"
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"There's something about those black and white that's just amazing!"
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"Beautiful kid..."
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"ADORABLE!! "
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Elizabeth A. Mancuso replied to Marta Cook's discussion Wishing I could have goats in the city
"I live in Cleveland.  Goats are allowed under city ordinance, but only if you have enough sq ft of property.  The amount of sq ft is way above what a normal lot would have (it is about 4 city lots).  The ordinance is based on your…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Aubrey Gehman's discussion Missi Had Her Kids!
"Congratulations they are adorable! FYI, when you post if you look for the line of little symbols above where you type, the second one from the left is for images and if you click on it you can post your pics right into your message so we don't…"
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Kate Riggs replied to Kate Riggs's discussion Sitting Milker
"Thanks for all the good ideas.  I have put alfalfa pellets i had on hand in the feed bucket.  It seems to make her work harder for the feed and does slow her down.  I have even almost got to milk her dry a few times. Although when she…"
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Dave Marschang replied to Dave Marschang's discussion hello again
"thanx guys. I took donkey back out to the farm and we are leaving the babies out with mom. how soon the babies and mom go back to the farm depends on when "grandma" (Amy) is done cuddling and babying them."
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Myra Isaac replied to Aubrey Gehman's discussion Missi Had Her Kids!
"They're So Cute!!!!"
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Myra Isaac replied to Rose Stuart's discussion I am so sad and ticked off
"Ok thanks!!"
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RoseLane Mini's Annouces 8 new kids on the block!

Started by Tammy Lee Birrer in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Patty Meyer 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

Here are the most recent ,  quads, with one of the oldest new babies in the right hand upper corner.Continue

Missi Had Her Kids!

Started by Aubrey Gehman in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Patty Meyer 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

My doe Missi freshened with twin bucklings on 2/19/2015! They are very cute and doing great. I was very relieved everything went well. This was her first time. Just thought I'd share! Continue

21 day old kids... perplexed

Started by Trish in Goats 101 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

My does kidded 21 days ago.  She had three doelings.  They are great. Two of the doelings are friendly and sweet.  The third, is scared to death of me and runs and will not settle.They were dis budded 2 days ago and everything went fine.  I can't…Continue

Milk replacement-- what do you use?

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Kidding. Last reply by Sally Knight 11 hours ago. 14 Replies

I've been reading a lot of conflicting information about what replacer is "best" when a doe can't or won't feed all the kids. I have one due in 2 weeks and expecting quads (probably). She was not a super mom last year with triplets (FF) so I want to…Continue

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Wishing I could have goats in the city

Started by Marta Cook in Introductions. Last reply by Elizabeth A. Mancuso 16 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm Marta.  It's been a dream for some time to have dwarf dairy goats, and I assume it will remain that way for a long while. But that isn't going to stop me from learning and acquiring as much information as I possibly can. The first…Continue

Sitting Milker

Started by Kate Riggs in Home Dairy. Last reply by Kate Riggs yesterday. 9 Replies

I have a 7 year old dam that keeps sitting on me when I am milking her. She stands for a while and then decides I am done and sits or lays down.  How do I correct this behavior?  I just got her and don't know if she has ever been milked before. …Continue

hello again

Started by Dave Marschang in Kidding. Last reply by Dave Marschang yesterday. 27 Replies

well we are currently waiting for a doe to kid who is on day 148. We have a baby monitor with a camera watching her 24 hrs a day.as you all know we know very little about this, as this will be only our second goat to have babies for us.We have heard…Continue

I am so sad and ticked off

Started by Rose Stuart in Kidding. Last reply by Myra Isaac yesterday. 19 Replies

One of my does was due within a week....this am I went out and found she had twins and both were dead......they were both perfectly formed and were cuddled up together.  They were cleaned off! I hate to say it but I think the doe just walked away…Continue

How long to milk through, does it do harm

Started by James Tinker in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 3 Replies

I am looking at a nd an a lamancha. I have contacted a person about a lamancha and have been informed that it is from a very milky line from a colorado dairy. This particular doe that I am looking at has been milked through for 2 years regularly,…Continue

Henry Milker

Started by Judy H in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Klenke yesterday. 7 Replies

I've seen the Henry Milker mentioned several times on various threads.  I checked out their website and looked at the UTube video, and we are thinking this might be just what we need with one of our girls who is difficult on the milk stand.  But I…Continue

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new introduction

Posted by Dion Walters on February 17, 2015 at 8:51am 2 Comments

 hello, to all first off. I am new to this site , I have I full 3-4 yr old  nigi,whos's named pepper (my first,who's preg), then I bought her a friend Harley  , she's 1, who's 1/2 LaMancha, 1/2 Nubian, then I bought 2 preg pygmys pinky and the brain, who's about 3-4 yrs old. now I've had them a month or so now, i'm able to bring home my newest addition named sunny she is 6 weeks old mini nubi. I put her in with the nigi & the lamacha/Nubian and they keep butting her. I understand…

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milk

Posted by Freddy wright on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??

Registered Nigerian Doe For Sale

Posted by Little Branch Farms on October 6, 2014 at 11:37am 1 Comment

Deer Ridge Farm Sweet Pea is for sale. She kids easy. This is her 2nd time kidding. 1st time had a single buckling. This time had a doeling and buckling. Gives alot of milk. Does good on milking stand getting better each day. Has a nice full udder. We have been milking her she is in milk but is starting to dry up. Have been milking her once a day. Was still working on shaving her in picture so not…

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Dry dog food

Posted by Freddy wright on October 5, 2014 at 9:36am 2 Comments

For some reason my boat wants to eat dog food
But I don't let him
How bad is it for goats??

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