Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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JT is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
17 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Judy H's discussion BoSe shot advice
"I use the free-choice selenium E at my farm as well and I have been very pleased at how well they eat it. It's comforting to know you don't have to worry about them getting enough selenium this way. The bucket lasts a long time because…"
yesterday
Phebe replied to Debbie Lynn's discussion Lactation and Milk Production - Rated as Not Bad, Good, Great, or Exceptional
"This information is extremely helpful, thank you! I'm new to this group, and I'm not much into social media. I don't to Facebook or twitter... So these discussion type groups are perfect for a newbie like me :-) Thank you again!"
Tuesday
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Tuesday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle shared Debbie Lynn's discussion on Twitter
Monday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Paula Kirk's discussion Tetanus
"Since tetanus enters the body through a wound, did they find a wound? Diagnosing tetanus is rather challenging, although goats do suffer severe rigidity of muscles when they have it, and that looks pretty peculiar. Goat Medicine says, "There…"
Monday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion BoSe shot advice
"BoSe is the name of an injectable selenium and vitamin E supplement that is available by prescription from a vet. It is much more concentrated than the oral selenium gel supplements, which is an incredibly low dosage. If you really have a selenium…"
Monday
Judy H posted a discussion

BoSe shot advice

I've had difficulties getting my does to settle, so I'd like to try BoSe shots but have a few questions:BoSe shots or gel?  which is more effective?If I go with the shots, what dosage do I administer?We've just moved to a rural area and the local farmers co-op doesn't have much by way of supplies.  Who can I purchase BoSe from online?Will they sell the needles and syringes?What size needles?How often should I be giving BoSe shots?See More
Monday
Judy Asarkof replied to Paula Kirk's discussion Tetanus
"The goat that died was 15 months so not a kid."
Monday
Judy Asarkof replied to Paula Kirk's discussion Tetanus
"How common is it for a goat to die from tetanus? Friend who has Nigerians sent 2 off to new owner. 6 months later one died of tetanus. I know it is possible but the goat had been a weak baby, I feel her goats are copper deficient and I wonder if…"
Monday
Susan Peach replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hay - free choice or ration?
"Hmmm. I milk in the late afternoon, so that's when the does get their grain and some alfalfa on the milk stand. But I also fill the hay feeder in their house when they go back to their pasture, so maybe I'll skip that for now and see if…"
Monday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Help and advice pls! Bucks with sores and bare spots on scrotum
"No prob!! I can't really catch my boys without getting SUPER smelly... but if I could, I would think tea tree in some coconut oil would be at the very least, soothing. It can't feel good. lol "
Monday
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Help and advice pls! Bucks with sores and bare spots on scrotum
"OH I'm so relieved. Thank you Rachel!  "
Monday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Nicole's discussion Bully doe
"Oops! I missed the part where one of the boys was still intact. I agree with Julia. Your girls will be happier if they don't live with the buck. "
Monday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Help and advice pls! Bucks with sores and bare spots on scrotum
"My bucks both lose the hair on the end of their scrotum during rutt. All that urinating on themselves burns it off. I don't put anything on it, and they go back to normal after the season is over. "
Monday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Nicole's discussion New to the game. Pregnant? Not pregnant? How important are breeding lines?
"I think a lot of people have this kind of thinking, but unless you're buying non registered goats from a farm that actually milks their goats, and they can tell you about their goat's production, you could be setting yourself up to spend…"
Monday
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Help and advice pls! Bucks with sores and bare spots on scrotum
"Anyone?"
Sunday
Dee replied to Dee's discussion Moringa..
"I plan on doing that in the spring anyway, as I am building Hugelmounds on my crappy land!  It basically is a working compost pile..  Comfrey is good for wounds, it's a cell regenerator.  My plan is to grow comfrey and purslane,…"
Sunday
Judy H replied to Dee's discussion Moringa..
"I can't comment on Moringa, but I do know that comfrey is excellent.  High protein content, better feed than alfalfa, and I have rad that it increases their milk production.  That said, I can't confirm that sine my girls have not…"
Sunday
Rose Stuart replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hay - free choice or ration?
"I would cut back on the hay u feed at nite; in the morning mine race out to the pasture to eat... if your pasture is just grass u may want to let it get weedy....I notice my goats definitely have the order of preference.  first they will eat…"
Sunday
 

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BoSe shot advice

Started by Judy H in Breeding. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm yesterday. 2 Replies

I've had difficulties getting my does to settle, so I'd like to try BoSe shots but have a few questions:BoSe shots or gel?  which is more effective?If I go with the shots, what dosage do I administer?We've just moved to a rural area and the local…Continue

Lactation and Milk Production - Rated as Not Bad, Good, Great, or Exceptional

Started by Debbie Lynn in Home Dairy. Last reply by Phebe on Tuesday. 30 Replies

May we have some input from the more experienced long time breeders on the average length of lactation and the average amount of milk production on Nigerians. We know it all varies with genetics, what they are fed, the particular doe, and how many…Continue

Tetanus

Started by Paula Kirk in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Monday. 6 Replies

Can anyone clear up for me the difference between tetanus toxoid and tetanus antitoxin? What should I be giving? Both? My vet took care of my goats last year but I would like to become more independent. Rural King has both and also a separate…Continue

Hay - free choice or ration?

Started by Susan Peach in Goats 101. Last reply by Susan Peach on Monday. 9 Replies

Do most folks just keep the hay feeder filled and let the goats help themselves, or do you dole out a set amount at each feeding?We were giving our goats our cattle hay until recently, as this is what they got last year and seemed to do fine on it.…Continue

Help and advice pls! Bucks with sores and bare spots on scrotum

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Health. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Monday. 4 Replies

These are my 3 bucks who are living together-- ages 7 mo, 10 mo, and 14 mo. They all have lost the hair on the tips of their scrotum and one has a pretty nasty-looking sore on his. The one with the sore I have been putting tea tree oil on it for a…Continue

Tags: sores, scrotum

Bully doe

Started by Nicole in Goats 101. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Monday. 6 Replies

Anyone with experience with bully goats. I started my herd with 2 young bucks (one wethered, one not). I have since added 2 does. The girls are older so a bit bigger, the boys are barely 6 months). The boys get along great (they are brothers), and…Continue

New to the game. Pregnant? Not pregnant? How important are breeding lines?

Started by Nicole in Breeding. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Monday. 4 Replies

Hello!So I just recently bought 2 does. The lady who sold them to me said that they have already likely bred with the buck she had on site, however, she only has one witnessed account of mounting. We just bought our homestead and I am brand new to…Continue

Moringa..

Started by Dee in Goats 101. Last reply by Dee on Sunday. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any information regarding the use of moringa as a feed option for goats?  Is it safe for them?  I am growing my own for personal use, and have read that it can be fed to cattle and the result has been an increase in weight gain and…Continue

Sickly newborn doeling

Started by Glenna Rose in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 23. 11 Replies

A friend just messaged me about her doeling born night before last.  I have no idea how to help but maybe someone here does:Friend has twins born yesterday morning, asking me for help.Doeling born during night yesterday (night before. She started…Continue

9 week old goat little worms in poop

Started by Freddy wright in Health. Last reply by Freddy wright Oct 22. 2 Replies

Ok here we goWhat do you use for a 9 week old goat that has a few worms in his poop pellets?I see that there are various products out thereBut not surewhich one would be the bestSeems to be 3 or 4 different ones at tractor supplyThe worms look about…Continue

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milk

Posted by Freddy wright on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??

Registered Nigerian Doe For Sale

Posted by Little Branch Farms on October 6, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Deer Ridge Farm Sweet Pea is for sale. She kids easy. This is her 2nd time kidding. 1st time had a single buckling. This time had a doeling and buckling. Gives alot of milk. Does good on milking stand getting better each day. Has a nice full udder. We have been milking her she is in milk but is starting to dry up. Have been milking her once a day. Was still working on shaving her in picture so not…

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Dry dog food

Posted by Freddy wright on October 5, 2014 at 9:36am 1 Comment

For some reason my boat wants to eat dog food
But I don't let him
How bad is it for goats??

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

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