Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Julieanne Cook commented on Deborah Niemann-Boehle's status
"Wow, cool! Congratulations, Deborah."
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle posted a status
"Happy birthday to us! Our group is 7 years old today!"
yesterday
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"She gets around really well and has no trouble nursing. I'll try her on a raised surface this afternoon and see how she does there. She can definitely see to some extent."
Sunday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"Typically if a kid was born with something odd, such as an extra teat, it's considered a fault in the show ring. If they acquire something odd, such as having half of an ear freeze off due to frost bite, it's not a problem. I'd ask a…"
Sunday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"So possibly parasites that just took advantage of his stressed state or an infection if it was done surgically. I don't know if it makes you feel better or not to know that this is the first time I've heard of a kid dying after castration.…"
Sunday
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"He was 4 months old"
Saturday
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"Here's another picture of the Doeling's freaky eye. I still can't tell if she's able to see out of it or not, but she's nursing well and getting around okay so I guess it can't be too bad. Deborah, do you know if…"
Saturday
Tamara Smith replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"Awesome! so cute!!!"
Friday
Julieanne Cook replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"Oh Emily, I'm so glad it turned out well! They are just adorable, the doeling looks just like my buckling, a blue-eyed chamois. Congratulations!"
Friday
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"She seems to be able to see out of it just fine; she reacts to light and movement. I'll definitely keep an eye on it as she grows to see how she does and if it changes. "
Friday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"Congratulations! The doeling's pupil does look different. I haven't seen one like that before. Move your and in front of her eye to see if her vision is okay. If yes, then I wouldn't worry about it. There's not much you could do…"
Friday
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Ugh. The waiting game.
"She FINALLY had them. A Buckskin buckling and a tiny chamoisee doeling! I'm so excited I got a doe kid to keep because their sire likes to throw boys but his daughters turn out beautiful. Is the doeling's eye okay? I didn't notice the…"
Friday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"Sounds like he might have had something going on before the castration, as you said. Or if it was a surgical castration, maybe he got an infection? Too bad you didn't take his temperature. That would have given you an idea of what it was. How…"
Friday
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"Not sure, really.  he was up and walking the next morning, albeit slower than normal, but I expected that.  Then I was away for 2 days and when I came back he was very weak and lying down, he couldn't walk or even stand.  I…"
Thursday
Profile IconChristy, Pamela Allen, Andrea Reid and 1 more joined Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Thursday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jeffrey Wasserman's discussion Lice
"At their size, they're only going to need around 1 cc, so you'll just drip it between their shoulder blades and be done. No need to do anything else. It gets absorbed into their skin similar to the dog flea preventatives such as…"
Thursday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"Oh, no! I'm so sorry. I've never known anyone who lost a kid to castration. What happened?"
Sep 21
Jeffrey Wasserman replied to Jeffrey Wasserman's discussion Lice
"Yes the kids are being bottle fed, 3 times a day , 10 ounces whole cow's milk at each feeding. Hay, minerals, salt block are free choice available. I will be getting one of the dewormers you suggested. Would you give me additional information…"
Sep 21
Julieanne Cook replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"I'm so sorry you lost your goat! Did he have a bad reaction to the anesthesia? "
Sep 21
Katharine Norton replied to Katharine Norton's discussion External parasites?
"Deborah, I finally got this goat to the vet who reckoned it was a fungal skin infection and that I should dilute some bleach at 10 or 20% and wash him a couple of times, keeping him away from his mum for a while so she wouldn't lick him and…"
Sep 21
 

Forum

Ugh. The waiting game.

Started by Emily in Kidding. Last reply by Emily on Sunday. 13 Replies

I recently bought a doe from a friend knowing that she was bred and that the date hadn't gotten written down. I know she's due at some point after this passed Saturday (8/27/16). We are in North FL and are expecting a tropical storm this week. She's…Continue

External parasites?

Started by Katharine Norton in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Sunday. 9 Replies

Does this look like external parasites on my 6 month old goat?  The skin is raised, dry, flaky, cracked,  in 2 patches  on his body.  Thanks for the advice…Continue

Lice

Started by Jeffrey Wasserman in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 3 Replies

My 5 week old doe kids have lice. The vet says they probably brought the lice with them from the breeder. He recommended Frontline dog spray. Against my better judgement I tried it on the kids where they were scratching. It seemed to help for a day…Continue

Liming the pasture/wethers question

Started by WoodsEdge in Health. Last reply by WoodsEdge Sep 18. 2 Replies

So I have limed all the rest of the property except the goat pastures.  I am trying to find information on if putting lime on the pastures is harmful to wethers (risk of UC?)Lime is calcium/magnesium, our soil is very acidic, and this helps balance…Continue

Overachieving left side

Started by Kali Sink in Home Dairy. Last reply by Julieanne Cook Sep 18. 2 Replies

Hey all- in the past few weeks, my doe's left side of her udder has started producing almost three times the amount of her right side.  Overall, milk production has gone up slightly so it seems that as the right side has become slightly less…Continue

Abnormally fast heart rate

Started by Ruth Goode in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 15. 8 Replies

I have two sets of triplets born two weeks ago. All have seemed very healthy until yesterday. One Doelling has a very rapid heart rate with very rapid breathing. She is up and moving about but not with as much energy as the others. Last night I…Continue

BoSe/Selenium gel question

Started by Marie S. in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm Sep 14. 15 Replies

Hi everyone---I have a question about my 4 year old doe, Memilly.   I purchased her in April...she kidded in mid-May (triplet bucklings).  She had a BoSe injection in April, about a month prior to kidding. All the rest of  the goats (bucks and…Continue

Horns or Polled?

Started by christy snow in Goats 101. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm Sep 13. 1 Reply

Hi. My baby buck - 7 weeks old,  I thought was polled, now I'm not sure.  All our other bucks got horns developing in the first week they were born.  This little guy has pretty big, hard mounds and it looks as though there may be some type of horn…Continue

Picky Eater on the Milkstand

Started by Kali Sink in Home Dairy. Last reply by Kali Sink Sep 12. 9 Replies

Hello!  We recently re-homed our two kid wethers after three months of nursing.  In the few days since, our doe has decided she does NOT like her grain.  It's a sweet feed for dairy goats and she's been eating it for months, although she's never…Continue

treating for worms

Started by Ruth Goode in Health Sep 10. 0 Replies

I had stool samples checked this week and found that "Elsa" who has the heart condition is  1+ for coccidia. Because of her health condition vet recommended that I treat her  with Sulfa--I started that TX yesterday.I also had  stool tested on Elsa's…Continue

Blog Posts

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...…

Continue

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…

Continue

My Mama goat is a squancher?

Posted by swampgardengrl on May 11, 2016 at 7:01am 1 Comment

Let me explain Nellie Olsen my saanan gave birth on May 9 to a boy and girl snowball as my husband calls them. I got everyone all situated together in birthing chalet and go to eat some dinner. Aparently you are not allowed to eat with goats because when I came back in 30 minutes the Mama had squanched the baby girl kid underneath her! (my heartbreaking )I guess i will seperate when im not around here on out. has anyone else had this happen? Like why, did i do something wrong?desperatly…

Continue

Our Herd has a Name

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on February 26, 2016 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

Willow and I decided on the name Hackberry Woods.

Hackberry is the predominant species of tree in the goat area. We love the funny bark, the precious little berries, and the haphazard look of the foliage.

For nature nerds: Hackberry is native to Indiana and a lot of the Midwestern US; the small berries (or drupes) are edible in autumn; also goes by the names Sugarberry and Nettletree. The name Hackberry is from the Scottish "hagberry," meaning "marsh berry."

These…

Continue

Donate

 
 
 


Order these books on Kindle!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Need goat equipment?

Yogurt Maker

2-quart milk pail


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

Whether you're a long time dwarf goat breeder or just considering getting a couple backyard pets, you're welcome to join us!

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2016   Created by Deborah Niemann-Boehle.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service