Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

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Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Sandy Unruh
"Hello Sandy! Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and your goats in the forum!"
Sunday
Sandy Unruh is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Sunday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Extremely thin buck
"Dumor does not make a pelleted dewormer. Dumor medicated goat feed is a coccidiostat, which prevents coccidia. Adults don't normally have a problem with coccidia. Medicated feeds are really just useful for kids at weaning, which is when…"
Friday
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Extremely thin buck
"Ok I just need to be more serious about it then I guess. I’ll call my vet out. He had a Dumore pellet dewormer because I already had some and that’s what I was thinking was his problem too. I just wanted to try to get something in him…"
Thursday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Extremely thin buck
"Other than a couple of diseases that you really don't want, it really sounds like worms. When you say he was dewormed, what do you mean? What dewormer was used? What strength? What was the dosage exactly? How often have you used that dewormer…"
Thursday
Maggie posted a discussion

Extremely thin buck

Guys I’m looking for suggestions on helping a buck fatten back up. He’s finished breeding for this year and while I know bucks tend to lose weight during rut his weight loss seems excessive. He is skin and bones. I’ve increased his hay and he always seems to have a lot left over now. He also has access to some browse. I haven’t noticed any odd chewing but I’m going to watch him more over the next few days. He was recently dewormed. He seems to be pooping normally he’s just progressively gotten…See More
Thursday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Fertility
"It does sound like it would be funny to watch! "
Feb 17
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Fertility
"I’m more laughing at his drive. I totally doubt he’s getting anything right where it needs to be haha. Truth be told it would be a great breeding if he did succeed so I’m not really worried about it. I’m retaining him as a…"
Feb 17
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Fertility
"Ambitious little guy!  If it makes you feel better ... a few years ago I was traveling for six weeks and when I got home I discovered that there was a 5-month-old and three 4-month-old bucks in with my does. In fact, I was in the pasture and…"
Feb 17
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Fertility
"He’s now trying to breed my doe in heat at almost 1 month old. I guess I’ll let you know in five months haha"
Feb 17
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Danny Villa's discussion Site hacked?
"I am so sorry! They have been suspended for spam, which means all of their content should have also been deleted."
Feb 15
Danny Villa replied to Danny Villa's discussion Site hacked?
"Bucur Sena is the name and they are commenting on everyone’s profile with the same message."
Feb 15
Danny Villa posted a discussion

Site hacked?

I along with many others received messages from one person that looks like a spam/scam situation in the last couple of hours. They either hacked the site or were accepted. May want to review or remove them from the site as they don’t seem to be here for goats. See More
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Extremely thin buck

Started by Maggie in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Friday. 3 Replies

Guys I’m looking for suggestions on helping a buck fatten back up. He’s finished breeding for this year and while I know bucks tend to lose weight during rut his weight loss seems excessive. He is skin and bones. I’ve increased his hay and he always…Continue

Fertility

Started by Maggie in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 17. 6 Replies

How potentially fertile is a two week old buck? I have a buckling that is acting as if he were in full rut. I’ve never had one act like this so early. Tongue flapping, blubbering, peeing, and now attempting to mount any goat near him. Should I be…Continue

Site hacked?

Started by Danny Villa in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 15. 2 Replies

I along with many others received messages from one person that looks like a spam/scam situation in the last couple of hours. They either hacked the site or were accepted. May want to review or remove them from the site as they don’t seem to be here…Continue

Hi There and Thank you for the Add!

Started by Christine Kelley in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 12. 4 Replies

My Name is Chrissy, in my online forums and Vlog, I go by Cricket. I grew up in Northern Ca and raised many farm animals along with our children, most of my life. My hubby and I moved to an area for about 13 years where we were unable to have…Continue

Our Australian Friends

Started by Glenna Rose in Goats 101. Last reply by Glenna Rose Jan 31. 3 Replies

We have at least two members here from Australia growing their herds, one being Michael Garwood. I've been thinking a lot about them and wondering if they have managed to escape the fires so far. So, our Aussie friends, how are you doing?Continue

How much milk to keep on hand

Started by Mary Cox in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 30. 1 Reply

I have a doe who has a single (twin died during birth). I have been milking her from day 1 and froze the colostrum for emergencies. I am wondering how much milk should I keep in the freezer for future kids that might need it? I do not bottle raise,…Continue

Nebraska Newbie

Started by Mary Cox in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 30. 1 Reply

Hello from Nebraska and thanks for adding me to your group. I purchased my first 4 ND does in August of 2019. They were already in milk and I was able to get them bred fairly quickly. Just had my first kid 2 weeks ago, and am expecting the other 3…Continue

Heat after Lutalyse

Started by Maggie in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 28. 3 Replies

My neighbors full size buck broke through their fence and ended up in my pen with my Nigerian does. He bred one of my girls who isn’t even big enough to be bred to a Nigerian buck! Long story short my vet gave me Lutalyse. How long after I give it…Continue

Buckling

Started by Maggie in For Sale Jan 26. 0 Replies

Buckling for sale. Born 01/21/2020 ready to go home end of March. Great bloodlines! Wolfivan TW Ilie Light by Hidden Hills RHS Pistol Pete.

No heat periods

Started by Barbara Jean Rondine in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 22. 1 Reply

Thanks,  Deborah, When I sent my questions about my two does not coming into heat, i had used forum,  so don't know why forum was suggested in your response.   But,  I'll try again: My two does  were born in June of 2018. They have never shown any…Continue

Blog Posts

My ND goats

Posted by Julia M Willams on January 2, 2017 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I thought maybe you all might want to see some pictures of my goats. So here they are, I hope you enjoy them...

I'm glad they don't mind the snow, because we're sure getting a lot this year!…

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

Bought the kids July 2015. Bred Mira January, first travel and goat-sitters March, babies June, learned how to milk, sold babies August, started playing with chevre and cheddar, built cheese press, rigged a sort of cheese cave, expanded goat yard, added more play structures for the goats...

...and I keep putting off the eternal question from Willow, "Can I keep another doe next year?" I keep waiting for the proverbial bloom to fall. I waited to see if she'd get tired of the constant…

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Old Haunt Blog Announcement!

Posted by Old Haunt Farm on May 21, 2016 at 6:41am 2 Comments

Hi Folks!

I'm announcing my new (still being edited and added to, but published) farm website complete with blog! I wanted to put the blog link here, since it's about my recent (and first) kidding experience. I've gotten a TON of support here over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd share this story with you as a sort of thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Here's the link...…

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When can goat kids go out on pasture?

Posted by Sophie on May 20, 2016 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Hey! I have a question for anyone who'd be kind enough to answer! :) I'm new to goat, we just got 3 NG last week. One 7 year old milking doe, a 15 week old and a 8 week old doeling. When can the babies start going out to pasture? (we have a very safe and "kid" proof pasture) They haven't been in the pasture yet so I'm thinking I have to work them up to it like horses? How would I exactly do that? Also, the doe hasn't been in the pasture for a week but that's fine to put her in it all day…

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