for people who love the littlest dairy goats
I wasn’t sure whether to put this in breeding or health - but here goes ...first - I’m so excited hubby just surprised me with Raising Goats Naturally AND Just Kidding!! It’s hard to stop reading - but I have a question - that may be answered in the…Continue
Does anyone here feed horse pellets instead of goat? I have been struggling with copper antagonists here like crazy and was getting very frustrated. I found out that the previous owners of our property were using sulfur powder to control the fire…Continue
Hi therejust wanted to share these photos in case they are of use to anyone else. We have an 8 piece moveable fence. It's permanently tied at the corners but the middle ties on each side we loosen each day to lift 2 parts to the next square of…Continue
Because of some unforseen things my tiny herd had to be moved to another farm. We are ready to bring them home now, but are told they have mites. What is the best things I can do for mites. It has me worried.
All,I'm a little old-fashioned and still enjoy having real-live, genuine books around. Iam looking for recommendations for a "level up" reference book. I already have Raising Goats Naturally and Storey's Guide. I'm ready for something that goes a…Continue
Hi, I recently had a 3 month old male kid diagnosed with Seborrhea, wet dandruff. He was treated and it's dried up now and he's doing well but still has these bald patches on his skin. Anyone know will they heal, will the hair grow back? We were…Continue
I have a 1 1/2 year old buck that adore - at least his front 3/4! But I would like to put a new rear end on him! He looks like he has no width in his escutcheon at all. If he put both back feet together he would look like a pair of chopsticks!He has…Continue
Hi all,My best milking doe came down with a case of mastitis. Last Friday, I should have detected it because her production on the infected side was noticeably lower. But, I was very busy, prepping for a craft market, had to go to work, and trying…Continue
Hi there, just had a doe deliver early today - 2 tiny kids that she just abandoned, didn't even lick them clean. I found them and got them cleaned warmed up, one has since died - they are so tiny. But one has survived, but it can't stand and the…Continue
Hello all!Today Will and I castrated three kids using the Burdizzo emasculatome for the first time (last year we banded, but after extensive reading and deliberation, I decided to make the switch).I'm already glad we switched, because now I don't…Continue
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…Continue
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...…Continue
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…Continue