Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Randi Leister's discussion Disbudding help
"My first time was after watching videos on here and on youtube and it was two bucklings 6 days old. They both ended up with good sized scurs... here's what I learned from it: 1) Do it in the daylight so you can SEE really well.  2) Have…"
7 minutes ago
Helen Setterfield replied to Paul Spear's discussion milker
"I'm glad the milker is working out for you.  When I emailed Mr. Henry about the problems (gasket, insert slipping, and, finally, broken plastic), I never received an email back or acknowledgement of any sort.   Still, it's a…"
1 hour ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Paul Spear's discussion milker
"I have worked closely with the owner of the Henry Milker, and I cannot imagine that he would not have been happy to replace faulty parts. I have had my milker for three years now, and it's still going strong. All of the parts would be very easy…"
3 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Rachel Griebenow's discussion Milk taste
"Just a low grade systemic type... from the stress of her labor. She had a very large kid, that injured her back legs for a while. She still walks funny from it. Possibly low grade mastitis. She never had any signs of it other than her milk had a…"
3 hours ago
Rachel Griebenow replied to Rachel Griebenow's discussion Milk taste
"What kind of infection do you think that could have been? "
3 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Rachel Griebenow's discussion Milk taste
"I had a doe that did this the first set of babies I had here on my farm. She had a hard delivery, and I think my flavor issues came down to two things: I  did a test milking early (a bit before two months) and I think in hind sight, that she…"
3 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Randi Leister's discussion Disbudding help
"There is a good video shared here about disbduding. It might help you feel confident. Good luck to you! I was lucky enough to have someone that could come help me my first time. "
3 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Help with milking process for first-timers
"I totally agree with Glenna about the information that is "out there" and the difference between this group. I also love that Deb has studies she shares that back up information that isn't "take what you want, leave what you…"
3 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Chiro information for goats and what do you do with non-producers?
"There are so many factors that play into mothering... I had a FF reject one of her kids last year, but this year, she's been a great mom to her tripplets. If I stopped breeding her, it would actually be because she isn't very friendly, and…"
4 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Meagan's discussion My Teeny-Tiny Doeling
"I've been off line for most of the weekend, so I am late to the discussion, and you have obviously gotten good advice from those that were here to answer you! You can't go wrong with advice from Deb. :)  I'm just popping into the…"
4 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Treatment for lice on kids
"Be careful with the DE if you decide to use it.  Last summer I used it and it worked well.  I didn't notice any extremely dry skin from it.  However, I used it this winter, and they got SO dry.  One of them is still having a…"
5 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Treatment for lice on kids
"I use Eprinex for my goats, and since it doesn't have a withdrawl time for milk or meat, I feel like it's safe for kids. At 3 weeks, I would use it if I needed to. If you want to try something a little "safer", you could start…"
6 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Michael Garwood's discussion We have started....
"Congratulations on your plans coming so near fruition!  Praying all goes awesomely, and you have many healthy babies, including a set of twins! :)"
7 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Meagan's discussion My Teeny-Tiny Doeling
"I just wanted to add that I have a yearling doe who was nursing from mom until I sold mom when the doeling was a year old.  She's very wide, with a very well developed rumen.  She's also fat as a bear cub right now!  All…"
8 hours ago
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Would you separate for an hour or two?
"I may have identified the problem, other than just the firstborn taking all she can when the others get mom on her feet.  I've noticed today that mom seems to not let the two smaller ones nurse on the left side.  That was her smaller…"
12 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Bleeding from horn bud after disbudding
"Thanks, it really scared me and being only my fourth disbudding, I was hoping this is not a frequent occurrence! I looked for bleeding after I finished but it showed up a little while later. I have more kids coming and need to be brave and ready to…"
19 hours ago
Juliana Goodwin replied to Juliana Goodwin's discussion Dog got copper bolus!?
"Our Pomeranian ate crayons and had rainbow poops.   Totally been down that road.  My husband does not think it will be a problem, he says humans are okay if they eat a little copper. The dog was pretty funny.  He started to chew…"
19 hours ago
Jabe Thomas posted a discussion

Treatment for lice on kids

We've just noticed lice on our 3 week old kids. It's worse on one in particular. I think it's the type that attaches onto the skin. I've sprinkled DE on the bedding, but that's more preventative than anything. What are your recommendations for treatment. We treated the adults with Ivermectin paste. Can we give that to the kids? Thanks for your help!
20 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Juliana Goodwin's discussion Dog got copper bolus!?
"I am happy to say that this has never happened here. But we do have a dog that eats tampons and underwear, and he continues to thrive. I've heard of dogs eating all sorts of crazy things, and the only ones that seem to cause a problem are those…"
21 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Meagan's discussion My Teeny-Tiny Doeling
"There is a problem with rumen development in kids that do not start eating food early enough. It is mostly a problem with bottle babies that do not have a role model, as some of them may not start eating until close to a month old. Dam raised kids…"
22 hours ago
 

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Disbudding help

Started by Randi Leister in Goats 101. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 7 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I don't know if this is the right place for this, but I'm looking for someone in/near the Wichita, KS area who has experience disbudding these tiny little babies?  Found a "nearby" vet who will do it but I'd rather have someone who regularly does…Continue

Tags: help, Disbudding

milker

Started by Paul Spear in Home Dairy. Last reply by Helen Setterfield 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

  I need more info on the Henery Miller milker, pleaseContinue

Milk taste

Started by Rachel Griebenow in Home Dairy. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

I noticed something interesting. Last summer when I started milking Caramel, there were about 2 weeks right at the beginning when her milk tasted really twangy, almost too much for me to drink. But then it cleared up and tasted AMAZING, so I figured…Continue

Help with milking process for first-timers

Started by Jabe Thomas in Home Dairy. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 3 hours ago. 14 Replies

Our doe recently had three kids, and we are wanting to milk her. We've done some research and asked some questions, and based on our family, we feel it'd be best to milk once a day. Our plan is to separate the doe and kids during the day, let her…Continue

Chiro information for goats and what do you do with non-producers?

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

You all know I'm obsessed already. This will add to the fodder!!  I have a chiropractor who sees ME, and she also happens to do horses, dogs and any other animal we patients own. I've used her for 15 years and love her. I use her with the goats -…Continue

My Teeny-Tiny Doeling

Started by Meagan in Health. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello all,One of my new doelings is very petite...I picked her because my family has a long tradition of loving and caring for slightly-disadvantaged animals, and because I believe she has great potential if we can get her growing. She's tough and…Continue

Treatment for lice on kids

Started by Jabe Thomas in Health. Last reply by Patty Meyer 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

We've just noticed lice on our 3 week old kids. It's worse on one in particular. I think it's the type that attaches onto the skin. I've sprinkled DE on the bedding, but that's more preventative than anything. What are your recommendations for…Continue

We have started....

Started by Michael Garwood in Goat Friends. Last reply by Patty Meyer 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

Well, we are on the way: the first nigerians in Australia....We cycled 21 does for surrogate work, but on the day, only 16 were ready and "willing." Sixteen embryos were implanted. We only did one per doe (I had thought to do 2 embryos per doe) but…Continue

Would you separate for an hour or two?

Started by Glenna Rose in Goats 101. Last reply by Glenna Rose 12 hours ago. 6 Replies

Okay, I totally believe in leaving babies with moms all the time, until two months when we separate at night for morning milk.  However, I have one little piggie that is growing leaps and bounds ahead of her sisters. She has always been the biggest…Continue

Bleeding from horn bud after disbudding

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Goats 101. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 19 hours ago. 5 Replies

I just disbudded my doeling and did it well, nice copper ring, knocked the "bud" off and burned it and then when finished put Allushield on them. She did well and went right to mom for suckling. But after a few minutes I noticed a trace of blood…Continue

Tags: disbudding, bud, horn, bleeding

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Riverdance Farm Facebook Fan Page

Posted by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on March 1, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Riverdance farm Facebook Fan Page

We now have our Etsy store integrated with Facebook. Check it out and like and follow us! We are having to much fun!

New Born Kids For Sale in 3-4 weeks

Posted by Lake Sai Farm on February 3, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Hello, I have a small herd of 8 does.  They are all from Little Tots Estate in Georgia.  Their parents are having good records of showing…

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Goats!!

Posted by Myra Isaac on January 8, 2014 at 11:53pm 12 Comments

I've got my goats!!!! I'm posting this from my mobile device. Were on our way home right now. They're cute and funny and they've already won my hubby over - or at least the does have and he's open to liking the bucks eventually too! :D of course I'm already quite smitten! I'm super excited!!!
BTW do any do any of you ever feed orchard grass pellets? Just wondered if I could use it occasionally instead of hay?

Updated our website

Posted by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on December 11, 2013 at 3:05pm 4 Comments

http://www.riverdancefarm.com We have now integrated etsy for our store for easier navigation. Click on Etsy Store and there you will find not only handmade gifts from our farm but also from my friend Monica at Polka Dot World. We want to wish all of you happy holidays and hope everyone stays safe.

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