Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"That doe is gorgeous..."
3 hours ago
Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"At least you don't have that much longer left to wait!! You should post pictures of the kids once they're born. "
3 hours ago
Phebe replied to Michael Garwood's discussion We have started....
"Michael, Thank you so much for the update! Congratulations on your new kids! I definitely took for granted how easily I acquired my herd! I simply researched, visited, and picked them up. I cannot believe the task you are undertaking to start your…"
6 hours ago
Michael Garwood replied to Michael Garwood's discussion We have started....
"Phebe, We implanted in April and in September we had kids on our hands. Out of 16 embryos implanted, we got 4 buck kids and one single doe kid, but she is lovely. Well..., so are the boys, but the little doe kid is very sweet.  We took the kids…"
7 hours ago
Peggy Grossenbacher posted a discussion

Male goat with wet belly.

Hi everyone. I was hoping someone could help me figure out what is wrong with my almost 4 year old buck.  All of the sudden he has a thin clear discharge coming from his penis all the time.  His belly is always wet.  I immediately thought of urinary calculi but I kept watch and he is urinating and he doesn't seem to be in any distress, however, he is NOT going to the bathroom as often as he was.  Use to be every time I turned around he was peeing, but I had to watch him for a while to make sure…See More
15 hours ago
Phebe commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"Sarah, mine are due in February. I'm counting down already!!!"
17 hours ago
Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"Just got one of my does bred. I just started dreaming about what those kids are gonna look like. That's not good. I still have 5 months left to wait!!"
17 hours ago
Phebe replied to Margaret Langley's discussion Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!
"This doe is a yearling who has never freshened... Her mom looks like she could be her twin! Her prior owner was giving her grain twice a day even though she was not pregnant OR milking. I've got her on free choice Timothy/Alfalfa hay. No more…"
18 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Margaret Langley's discussion Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!
"In a case like this, where she doesn't have fat anywhere but her belly is wide... she isn't really FAT right? I have a girl who's 6 and has had 13 kids and her belly is like this (not quite this big) when she is not pregnant but…"
19 hours ago
Phebe replied to Margaret Langley's discussion Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!
"What were the results? If you can remember that far back? I have a fat goat, and her mom looks exactly the same. She just likes to eat! She is on a diet, but its not helping much."
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Phebe replied to Michael Garwood's discussion We have started....
"Michael, do you have any updates? How was your birth rate? Are your ND thriving? The woman I purchased the bulk of my herd from is originally from Australia. I cannot wait to share your story with her! She is wonderful, and I don't think she…"
yesterday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Judy H's discussion Spent Brewers Grain
"You're right. Pholia does feed spent brewer's grains to their goats, but I'm not sure they feed them to any of their dry animals. I don't think they do. Goats that are not in milk, do not need the same levels of proteins that…"
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Spent Brewers Grain
"I just went to Pholia Farm website and did a search can came up with some addition info (see  http://pholiafarm.com/herd-management/feeding/  ): We were fortunate enough to finally develop a source for local web brewers grain (WBG). …"
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Spent Brewers Grain
"Huh....well now you've made me think!  I first got the idea to feed spent brewers grain a year and a half ago from Gianaclis Caldwall.  We visited her at her ND off grid dairy Pholia Farm in Rogue River OR, we stayed overnight and I…"
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Phebe commented on Deborah Niemann-Boehle's video
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Is this goat pregnant?

"Nicely done! My husband instantly thought my overweight doe was pregnant when we purchased her. She is just a little fat. Great video!"
yesterday
Phebe commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"My children and I love the video! We can't wait for our goat babies!"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Spent Brewers Grain
"I don't know anyone who feeds it to goats, but I know plenty of people who feed it to chickens and pigs. Like any grain, I'd be concerned about feeding it to dry does because of them getting overweight and bucks because of the risk of…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Judy H's discussion Spent Brewers Grain
"I wonder if there's any way to find out the nutritional analysis of it? We have many breweries here  and can easily get it, but how would I know if it is nutritionally complete after it has been "spent" in the process? "
yesterday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Judy H's discussion Spent Brewers Grain
"I would be cautious feeding it to any goats not in milk, but if you have chickens, mine LOVE spent brewer's grain!! "
yesterday
 

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We have started....

Started by Michael Garwood in Goat Friends. Last reply by Phebe 6 hours ago. 19 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

Male goat with wet belly.

Started by Peggy Grossenbacher in Health 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi everyone. I was hoping someone could help me figure out what is wrong with my almost 4 year old buck.  All of the sudden he has a thin clear discharge coming from his penis all the time.  His belly is always wet.  I immediately thought of urinary…Continue

Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!

Started by Margaret Langley in Kidding. Last reply by Phebe 18 hours ago. 14 Replies

I keep thinking about Deborah describing the difference to us between fat/preg. . I realize that today is only July 1st and my goat who was pasture bred & due in June, but I also keep thinking of how huge she was when I saw her on March the 3rd.…Continue

Spent Brewers Grain

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres yesterday. 6 Replies

I wanted to ask everyone what their thoughts were on feeding spent brewers grain.  We are fortunate to have an artisan brewer as our neighbor who is happy to offload a seemingly endless fresh supply.  In June I started regularly feeding them various…Continue

How much milk?

Started by Dasha Davis in Home Dairy. Last reply by Phebe on Saturday. 21 Replies

I was just speaking with a lady that has nigerians. She said that her nigies give 1 quart each a day. Is this average? I thought it was 2 quarts a day? We are a family of five and can only afford two goats. We are wanting to make sour cream, cream…Continue

Using selenium free choice

Started by Beverley Sieminski in Health. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Saturday. 10 Replies

Deborah - I have seen you mention  using free choice selenium.  Was going to order some but wanted to ask if you have ever had them use too much.    Is it not a concern that some would over use it, especially young ones or is it a pretty low dose? …Continue

Registering and Tattooing

Started by Krystal Keiser in Goats 101. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Saturday. 6 Replies

I am sure you have read all my other questions....here's one more. I am new to registered goats and am acquiring a small registered herd.  I would like to (if it is a benefit, and in accommodating buyers) be triple registered.  What are the pros and…Continue

Housing question

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Friday. 9 Replies

Hi all!I have a cute little barn for my goats with an attached high fenced in area on side. I have no LGDs so this has worked safely and well enabling the darling goats to have lots of airflow at night. Daytime- they have access to their fields all…Continue

Breeding question: 2 bucks bred my doe

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 15 Replies

This morning my doe was "ready", so much so that she wasn't interested in breakfast only in the boys. I put her in with them and since my mature buck, Earl, was carrying on so much, I thought he wouldn't let my bucklings near her. Not so. My most…Continue

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advice separating does and bucks

Started by Krystal Keiser in Goats 101. Last reply by Krystal Keiser on Thursday. 2 Replies

I am going to be picking up a herd of NDG's (2 bucks, 3 does) that have been sold to me unexpectedly.  (The seller is going to be adopting a child and having to  leave the country so she decided to sell her NDG herd and I just happened to be in the…Continue

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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 0 Comments

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 1 Comment

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

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

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