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Kristi Stone replied to Kristi Stone's discussion Acceptable time between vaccinating?
"Thanks Judy for sharing all of that. We are pretty new to goats, so we are going with the CD&T for now. We've decided against the other vaccinations, however. We feel pretty good about our decision, but I'm thankful that others share…"
3 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Freezing Milk for Soap Making
"Hey Glenna, I never did end up using ice cube trays.  I weighed the milk and put it into quart freezer bags, then laid them flat to freeze.  I barely let it thaw when making soap, but just enough to break it into a few pieces.…"
4 hours ago
Judy Asarkof replied to Kristi Stone's discussion Acceptable time between vaccinating?
"Hi Kristi- I can't speak for others but I don't vaccinate. I don't like what vaccines can do to the immune system and prefer to have the tools ready to address most issues by maximizing immune system, feeding high quality food, paying…"
13 hours ago
Rose Stuart posted a discussion

No buck aroma

im wondering if anyone has run across this.....I sold my old buck last winter; I kept 2 of his sons because they were so good natured.  one son has since produced another buck.   while the little one may be too young yet the other two do not smell and they don't pee on themselves.  all other mating rituals are normal.  several of my buyers commented on the fact that they don't stink like most bucks. they are a year and a half old;  does the smell come later?  their father was 4 when I got him…See More
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Kristi Stone posted a discussion

Acceptable time between vaccinating?

I vaxxed my girls around June 3rd, and from what I'm told, I needed to do it again in 28 days, only I missed that date. Is it too late to do the 2nd vax or would I need to start all over again? Is it fine for me to do it tomorrow? The vax I gave was for CD&T.Thanks, and I wish everyone a great holiday weekend!See More
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Glenna Rose liked James Tinker's blog post Photos from the River's Edge
Saturday
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Thank you!  That is so helpful!  So Valbazen and Morantel Tartrate at the same time.  Got it.  Hopefully I can find it locally so I don't have to wait for shipping. :)   I appreciate the help ladies - SO much!!"
Saturday
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Registration question NDGA vs. the other two
"Thanks Deborah!  Yes, I was definitely feeling a bit batty, lol.  I would like to have her registered with at least one of the other two because I like her, want to keep her and want her babies to be easier to sell.  Oh well!  :)…"
Saturday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Registration question NDGA vs. the other two
"A few years ago someone on here was able to register kids with AGS in this situation, but she had to register the goats between the registered goats and her goat. I don't know if ADGA will do that. AGS was the original dairy goat registry that…"
Saturday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"You will normally see an improvement in the coat within 2 weeks when you give a copper bolus, so that's good news. Copper can also help with intestinal parasites. You should see an improvement in the eyelid color within a couple of days.…"
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Tiffani Wilson posted discussions
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Emily Scherer replied to Emily Scherer's discussion Who do I keep?
"Thanks Glenna.  According to the law I can keep her for six months without getting in trouble.  Unfortunately I have a terrible neighbor down the street who thinks my backyard is her business and she has called the city numerous times…"
Friday
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Glenna - we let her eat much more tonight... she would've just kept eating but we were afraid she'd make herself sick so we stopped her at 2-3 times what she normally gets.  She was in goat heaven, lol.  She was even harder to…"
Friday
Emily replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"I had two that I was having trouble putting weight on (I'm pretty sure it was a cocci problem from their previous owner) but we cut down a regular pine tree in our pasture and let the girls eat it until all the needles were gone and that's…"
Friday
Julieanne Cook replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Is your bossy herd queen letting her eat?"
Friday
Glenna Rose replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"I honestly don't know if Pine also works and have not checked out its safety as food.  We have an abundance of Douglas Fir in southwest Washington so I visit the park after every windstorm and bring home armsfull for my girls.  They…"
Friday
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Thank you Glenna!  I appreciate you chiming in.  I'll be looking for those items.  I wish I had a rosemary bush!  We do have a pine or two but I'm not sure if they are Douglas Firs or not.  I do have D.E. and had…"
Friday
Glenna Rose replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Freezing Milk for Soap Making
"The recipe I looked at said to use 20 oz. of milk.  Would it be a good idea to freeze the milk in 4-oz. quantities or would that be too large for the pieces (or not large enough)?"
Friday
Glenna Rose replied to James Tinker's discussion When a doe starts coming into heat
"My first doeling came into heat right after her mother did. Doeling was seven months old. Her 18-month-old sister was exactly one week later.  From that experience, I decided they "group" together. <g>  The two older ones…"
Friday
Glenna Rose replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"To be honest, if it were my goat and a worm overload was confirmed, I would be using Ivomec Plus, being concerned the worms will get ahead of the herbal dewormer.  Please don't misunderstand, I believe in natural as much as possible but…"
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Acceptable time between vaccinating?

Started by Kristi Stone in Health. Last reply by Kristi Stone 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

I vaxxed my girls around June 3rd, and from what I'm told, I needed to do it again in 28 days, only I missed that date. Is it too late to do the 2nd vax or would I need to start all over again? Is it fine for me to do it tomorrow? The vax I gave was…Continue

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Freezing Milk for Soap Making

Started by Patty Meyer in Home Dairy. Last reply by Patty Meyer 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

I'm getting ready to freeze some milk for soap making.  Is it okay to weigh out the milk for soap making, then freeze each batch in ice cube trays and bag in freezer bags when it's frozen?  Would I then be able to use it straight from the bag…Continue

Tags: making, soap

No buck aroma

Started by Rose Stuart in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 1 Reply

im wondering if anyone has run across this.....I sold my old buck last winter; I kept 2 of his sons because they were so good natured.  one son has since produced another buck.   while the little one may be too young yet the other two do not smell…Continue

Thin goat

Started by Tiffani Wilson in Health. Last reply by Tiffani Wilson on Saturday. 8 Replies

I'm concerned about one of my goats.  She is 2 years old, was a first freshener this year and is pretty thin. She was small when we bought her in April, but I assumed she would start gaining by now.  I was looking at a link (can't remember where I…Continue

Registration question NDGA vs. the other two

Started by Tiffani Wilson in Goats 101. Last reply by Tiffani Wilson on Saturday. 2 Replies

A quick curious question... I have a doe registered with NDGA.  I understand that she is unable to be registered in AGS or ADGA (I've emailed them and they let me know).  It made me wonder.  So, somewhere along the line a certain number of goats…Continue

Who do I keep?

Started by Emily Scherer in Goats 101. Last reply by Emily Scherer on Friday. 2 Replies

I live in the city and have two ND does.  Both kidded in June, one had twins (boy/girl) and the other a single buckling.  I have sold the boys as pets and am left deciding what to do about the doeling.  I am of course in love with her because she…Continue

When a doe starts coming into heat

Started by James Tinker in Breeding. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Friday. 6 Replies

I have looked and know size and age to breed and understand that, but I cant find anywhere the average age I need to start paying more attention to when a doe starts having heats. What is the average age that you have noticed does to start heats?…Continue

Anyone ever use 4plex E or C? Or zinpro items

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health on Friday. 0 Replies

The talk about highly absorbable minerals and I've heard of people in my area using zinpro. Thoughts?? The 4 plex E is for organic types.

lopsided udder in doeling

Started by kristen leu in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Friday. 3 Replies

I have a 2 year old doe never bred that has a lopsided udder. It just recently became lopsided. She has always been uniform. It isnt a huge difference but enough I noticed. I plan to breed her this fall. What can I do to fix it? An herbal remedy is…Continue

Sucessful kidding!!! Baby with a floppy leg.

Started by Kate Riggs in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Friday. 5 Replies

My doe FINALLY kidded today!!!Two beautiful babies. Mama's name is The Magic Show  so  babies names are  (buck) Alacazam and (doe) Abracadabra. The one question I have is (being a new goat grandma and all) the buck  (the black one) has a bent ear…Continue

Blog Posts

Fungus?

Posted by Emily Howe on June 5, 2015 at 2:49pm 1 Comment

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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