for people who love the littlest dairy goats
Ok one more--Willow is 83 days pregnant. Since before she was pregnant, I have been feeding both my does Purina Goat Chow and Alfalfa Hay, about a flake every 3-4 days depending on the size of the flake, (or pellets if the hay isn't good), with the…Continue
I recently purchased a doe in milk and her doe kid. The kid was born on December 21st.When I picked them up the doeling had some diarrhea on her back side that was white and the breeder said it was milk scours because she had just sold the doeling's…Continue
My doe, Willow, has a kidding date of April 13, 2016, so I'm starting to add more to my goat kit, so as to cover kidding needs. The only thing is, I have no idea what I should add. Someone mentioned that I'll want to have some milk replacer on hand.…Continue
I'm getting ready to buy a milking kit from either Hoegger's or Caprine Supply, and wanted your opinion on which one would be better. I don't need to buy a kit per se, but since this is my first kidding/milking this year, I want to make sure I'm not…Continue
50 more days to go. Yolanda is getting heavier and just starting to develop an udder. So exciting, this will be our first kidding. Black one is Yolanda, gold one is the buck. she isn't very big so i am guessing a single…Continue
I have a doe due March 2 and I just separated her from the other does. She has a little dried blood on her vulva and when she peed it was a little pink, but that could have been the dried stuff being washed away. Apparently, I should have followed…Continue
Thanks for adding me!! I am desperate to find out what is happening to one of my 6 month old doeling. I will try to put photos on my page so you can see exactly what we are dealing with because I'm so overwhelmed with the "could be's"... Came on…Continue
Hi all, I got a question on registration. I have two does, who are currently registered w/AGS, and two bucks, who are (going to be new registrations) w/ADGA. I need to have them ALL transfered to me, as the new owner, but am wondering if I…Continue
Hi everyone, Just got blood drawn yesterday by the vet, to test for CAE, CL & Johnes. She said that the blood would be sent to UC Davis in CA. From what I've read on here, everyone else's vet sends the blood samples to WADDL. It's too late…Continue
Okay, folks, I need clarification. A friend asked me today what to put in her birthing kit. One of the things I told her was iodine and/or betadine for dipping the cord, that betadine was recommended by others but after what happened with my…Continue
In the spring of 2014, my daughter Willow asked me for the hundred and twenty-third time if we could get dairy goats. Like always, I said something to the effect of "that would be fun. Maybe someday." This time, though, instead of moving on, she followed up with the line we all know and love: "I'll buy them with my own money. I'll do all the work." And just like that, now we have goats.
Now, the actual full story is longer and boringer.
We spent three months just reading books…Continue
Mother Mavis gave birth to twins, 45 min. in labour for the first large one, and then a small brother, who popped out after a few minutes. The small one has been getting weaker and weaker as the larger keeps pushing him out of the way.
Now I'm milking the mom to feed the babe. How many hours do 2 day old kids sleep? I keep bringing the kid back to the mom, but he just nestles her and can't seem to latch on to the teat. I'm hoping, he'll get stronger as the days go by.