Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Beckie Angulo replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Buckling Sold, What about the others?
"I asked because if you are close, I am interest in all the others. "
19 minutes ago
Michael Garwood posted a discussion

Portasol disbudder

If anyone has an old Portasol Mark 1 disbudder which is no longer functional, I need a tip for mine. Neither the tip for the Mark 2, nor the tip for the Mark 3 (current model) fit the Mark 1. The tip shaft diameter on the Mark 1 is smaller (7/16 inch approx.). I only need the disbudder tip. Please contact me if you have one which you would sell me.Thanks,MichaelSee More
54 minutes ago
Rebekah replied to Rebekah's discussion 2 Bucklings Available in NorCal
"Thanks for the advice, Deborah. I know that listing as free (to good home) invites many unsavory people and situations. I will likely post them at value but extremely negotiable to excellent homes. I placed a mini nubian buckling in an amazing home…"
2 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Shannon Field's discussion When to intervene
"I am so sorry! It is so sad when things go badly with our goats. Unfortunately communication through the Internet is limited so much. Your original post sounded like she was in early labor. When you said she wasn't interested in food, I thought…"
4 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Shannon Field's discussion When to intervene
"Oh Shannon, I'm so so sorry! My heart aches for you. Yes, you're right, if you are feeling like something is wrong, it probably is. I went through something like this last year and I "knew" something was wrong and it was. No one…"
10 hours ago
Shannon Field replied to Shannon Field's discussion When to intervene
"Everything about this was wrong and I really should have gone with my gut and called the vet! No, if you question yourself you are doing it for a reason and you should act upon it... Call the vet! We had to make some very tough choices last night!…"
11 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Shannon Field's discussion When to intervene
"How is she doing now?"
11 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Question about confirmation
"Okay, I appreciate the response! I won't worry about it for now but this pic isn't the best and her neck really does appear short compared to the other kids her age. Hopefully it will stretch out as she grows. Maybe it's just extra…"
12 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rebekah's discussion 2 Bucklings Available in NorCal
"I just thought I'd share the post I wrote a couple weeks ago about pet goats: http://www.homegrownandhandmadethebook.com/2014/06/debunking-9-ill-conceived-notions-about.html If you do wind up posting them on Craigslist, you should price them at…"
14 hours ago
Rebekah posted a discussion

2 Bucklings Available in NorCal

We had 3 kids born 5 weeks ago and plan to retain the doeling... Both bucklings are available.Excellent Castle Rock bloodlines (Castle Rock Guiness x Castle Rock Buddy). They are adorable and have absolutely wonderful personalities. They are very friendly - love human attention, scratches, and face rubs - and are well socialized with both adults and a toddler. Our herd is disease free, on organic feed, and regular herbal wormers.I wanted to post here before craigslist. I can add pictures if…See More
17 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Question about confirmation
"The top picture looks more like she is pulling her head back. I wouldn't say she looks that bad in the second one. When kids are young, they go through all sorts of stages ... gorgeous, awkward, beautiful, questionable ... which is why it…"
21 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm posted a discussion

Question about confirmation

This doeling I retained has a short neck! I didn't realize this until she had gotten bigger (she's 4 months old now). She's also quite fat. Is her short neck a big fault in a dairy goat? I guess it's the "dairyness" feature, right? Her mother has a nice slender very dairy neck (see pic). She otherwise seems to have a nice confirmation. …See More
22 hours ago
Beckie Angulo replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Buckling Sold, What about the others?
"Where are you located?  Thank you. Beckie"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Shannon Field's discussion When to intervene
"You have not described anything worrisome. Usually I say that if you're asking, then she's fine. There is USUALLY no question when a goat needs help. My philosophy is, if the goat is happy, I am happy. When is her due date?"
yesterday
Shannon Field posted a discussion

When to intervene

Ok, I am so new at this. I have one goat who kid last year and this year with no problems. Now I have a FF and things just seems to be different from the first goat. This one has been alone for almost 4 days now. She is my loud goat and has only made a few sounds. She isn't interested in food really. This morning I witnessed her pushing, a little red tinge discharge/liquid coming out then she lays down again. She is also pushing when laying down. Do I do something? She is not puffy in the back…See More
yesterday
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"I had one out of 7 kids get it... then weeks later another, and then a couple weeks later another. So out of 7 kids, I had 3 with cocci. All of mine were dam raised and I kept a tight lid on exposed feces. When they would go outside it was so wet…"
Wednesday
Scarlett Salamone replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"It is so tough to keep their little feet out those feed isn't it Jess?? Sigh, LOL.  Like Astrud said I wouldn't necessarily count on all of them coming down it.  I had 4 girlies all together and only the one came down with…"
Wednesday
Astrud F. Wheeles replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"Not necessarily,  this was our first year raising kids and we notice that not all got it.  Even among siblings, some did and some did not.  Also some would come down with it later.  So at times it felt like we…"
Wednesday
Jess replied to Jess's discussion kid with diarrhea
"Thanks everyone. I was thinking it was probably cocci but its always nice to get others opinions. I started him on Sulmet yesterday as that is what I have on hand. I'm hopping for improvements to happen soon. There stall is clean and the 7…"
Wednesday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Laura Archuleta's discussion Hello from Colorado
"Welcome to the group! My daughter just moved to Fort Collins last week! "
Wednesday
 

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Buckling Sold, What about the others?

Started by Sophia A. Heimberg in For Sale. Last reply by Beckie Angulo 19 minutes ago. 6 Replies

On Saturday the 28th I sold my buckling, but I am selling all of four goats and nobody seems to want any of them, it was a month ago when i posted them and this weekend I finally sold one, but What about the other three, any tips on selling goats, I…Continue

Portasol disbudder

Started by Michael Garwood in For Sale 54 minutes ago. 0 Replies

If anyone has an old Portasol Mark 1 disbudder which is no longer functional, I need a tip for mine. Neither the tip for the Mark 2, nor the tip for the Mark 3 (current model) fit the Mark 1. The tip shaft diameter on the Mark 1 is smaller (7/16…Continue

2 Bucklings Available in NorCal

Started by Rebekah in For Sale. Last reply by Rebekah 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

We had 3 kids born 5 weeks ago and plan to retain the doeling... Both bucklings are available.Excellent Castle Rock bloodlines (Castle Rock Guiness x Castle Rock Buddy). They are adorable and have absolutely wonderful personalities. They are very…Continue

When to intervene

Started by Shannon Field in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Ok, I am so new at this. I have one goat who kid last year and this year with no problems. Now I have a FF and things just seems to be different from the first goat. This one has been alone for almost 4 days now. She is my loud goat and has only…Continue

Question about confirmation

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Goats 101. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

This doeling I retained has a short neck! I didn't realize this until she had gotten bigger (she's 4 months old now). She's also quite fat. Is her short neck a big fault in a dairy goat? I guess it's the "dairyness" feature, right? Her mother has a…Continue

Tags: dairyness, confirmation

kid with diarrhea

Started by Jess in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on Wednesday. 8 Replies

HELP! I have a 5 week old kid with diarrhea. He had it for 1 day last week and it cleared up on its own. Now we are on day 2 of this episode. He is still active, eating, and playing normally. What should I do?Continue

Hello from Colorado

Started by Laura Archuleta in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Good morning all!  Just wanted to say how much I enjoy/learn from the Forum & entire site!  Been a member for several months but have not done an intro yet.I'm located in south-central Colorado in the northern San Luis Valley - about 8700 feet…Continue

Blue Eyed Buckskin Buckling for sale in Willamette Valley, OR

Started by Jan DeBrie in For Sale. Last reply by Beckie Angulo on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Beautiful Blue Eyed Nigerian Dwarf Buckling for sale.  He was born 2 weeks ago so isn't ready til end of Aug. or 1st of Sept. (unless someone wants to bottle feed him). He comes from bloodlines with Pholia Farm, Rosasharn and Camanna.  His Mama is a…Continue

Tags: Pholia, Farm, wether, Rosasharn, Camanna

Hip/pin bone dislocated?

Started by Melissa Johnson in Health. Last reply by Patty Meyer on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Doe kidded 3 weeks ago, has slowly developed a limp and not wanting to put all her weight on that leg. affecting her eating. She had triplets one was born rump first - legs under (Frank breech?) the kid shot out with no time to try to do…Continue

inbreeding

Started by Julia Johnson in Breeding. Last reply by Shana Henry on Tuesday. 17 Replies

I know that some goat owners inbreed. I talk to a lady last weekend that bred father to daughter. I think that is to close and would never do it. But I am wondering how close is too close when inbreeding. Would breeding a doe to her half brother be…Continue

Blog Posts

Re-growth after disbudding

Posted by Ralph Paterno on June 12, 2014 at 3:59pm 3 Comments

We have an 8 week old buckling who we neutered this morning using a Ritchey Nipper!  It went smoothly relatively speaking.  About a week ago though I noticed a different issue - a scur coming up.  Now they are in 3 places, about 1/2 inch tall and pretty thin (so they are kind of sharp).  What should I do?  I'm concerned about him hurting someone else when headbutting.  Do I have him re-burned by the vet? (I'm doing the burning next year)!   cut them myself somehow (how?)?  Any ideas.…

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Cutting back

Posted by Lyn Adams on June 10, 2014 at 9:47am 1 Comment

Recently a friend asked how much I feed my goats and how often. Well as of Monday I have cut back from twice a day to only am feeding. They have all the second cut they want and fresh water, minerals and baking soda . We built a 3 sided shelter for them as well, I now lock them out of the barn durning the day. This really will help to keep the barn cleaner longer. Hope this doesn't sound cruel . Curious to know what other people do.

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2-quart milk pail


Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)

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