Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Beverley Sieminski posted a discussion

Merry Christmas from Oregon.

Would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas season.   Here in Oregon it is starting to rain hard again - makes for more stall cleaning with all the little ones staying inside.  But what could make this season better than those little happy faces.  See More
2 hours ago
Leah Jane posted a discussion

Lots of dandruff

I have a goat that has really dry flaky skin. She's lost a lot of hair on her face as well. I don't see any bugs and she doesn't act itchy. I thot maybe it was a copper problem so I gave her copasure in Oct. Would it be a Zinc deficiency? Or something else?
4 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion What Grain do you feed your does?
"It is worth noting that the feed companies do a lot of marketing directly to veterinarians. "The grain companies" do not have it all down because if they did, they would all have at least 35 ppm copper, and they don't. Commercial…"
5 hours ago
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion What Grain do you feed your does?
"Emily, When we were on the west coast I made up my own feed and used the Sandy Lane Dairy Goats recipe.  I wanted an organic feed, and there was none available locally.  Making my own feed enabled me to source organic ingredients.…"
6 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to polly jackson's discussion How many days do your does usually go before kidding?
"Mine went this year at 146, 145, and 143. This year I'm curious to see if they kid on the exact same day again. Then I have 3 FFs this year so it will be interesting to see if they kid on the same days their mamas do. "
9 hours ago
Emily Puentes replied to Judy H's discussion What Grain do you feed your does?
"I feed Dumor for the same reason as Deborah. I was using the Purina Goat Chow, but Dumor is like $3 cheaper here and my goats like it just as well. I have to have copper and selenium in the feed, free choice mineral mix (manna pro) and free choice…"
15 hours ago
Diane Kennedy replied to polly jackson's discussion How many days do your does usually go before kidding?
"My two always go on day 147. So far. Now that I've said that, the next one will go very early or very late."
16 hours ago
Leah Jane replied to Leah Jane's discussion Disbudding question
"Thank you Rachel! They do seem much better today. :)"
21 hours ago
Lisa Cotter replied to Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres's discussion Record Keeping Forms for you
"These look great. Thank you for sharing all your hard work."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion What Grain do you feed your does?
"I currently feed the Dumor Sweet Feed for goats because it has 35-40 ppm copper. I used to feed Purina for the same reason but switched to the Dumor because it's a couple dollars a bag less. After having many problems with copper deficiency, I…"
yesterday
Judy H posted a discussion

What Grain do you feed your does?

I'd like to hear from folks what brand grain they like to feed their goats?  Any particular reason why one is favored?  Does anyone make up their own grain mix?  Does anyone feed the grain recipe posted by Sandy Lane Dairy Goats ( http://www.sandylanedairygoats.com/feedrecipe.htm )?See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rebecca solomon's discussion Crusty bumpy legs
"That sounds like lice eggs, if they are stuck to the hair rather than the skin."
yesterday
Rebecca solomon posted a discussion

Crusty bumpy legs

Hi everyone, my goats are doing well, but missing the vegetation that is around in the Spring and Summer.Question for you all: my four wethers are healthy and just got their deworming and immunizations. We found one lice on Frankie, but the rest were looking good. Well, Frankie now has itchy legs. He isn't tearing them up, but when I was petting him and scratching his legs this evening i noticed that they are covered in little bumps. The bumps are small white and hard when I pull them off to…See More
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WorkingGoats4's discussion DE?
"Well, it is true that there could be worms even though she didn't see any eggs in the fecal, but that's irrelevant in this situation. Actually, all goats have some worms, and that's okay. I had a vet professor at U of I tell me 10…"
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to polly jackson's discussion How many days do your does usually go before kidding?
"That's pretty funny -- 147 is the average for NDs. Almost every one of my does kids at 147 +/- 2 days. Maybe one out of ten does will kid outside that window. In 12 years I've only had 2 does kid after 150 days. Standard goats tend to go…"
yesterday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Leah Jane's discussion Disbudding question
"Yes, it could be. Keep an eye on them, and if they don't clear up in a day or two, you might start considering other things. "
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to polly jackson's discussion How many days do your does usually go before kidding?
"150 days is the gestation time for Nigerians. It's not *as* common for them to go over that, but it is common for them to kid any time around day 145 up to 150. "
yesterday
Emily Puentes replied to WorkingGoats4's discussion DE?
"Thanks so much. I really felt like she was wrong but when you have a "professional" and someone who claims to be very knowledgeable about goats, it really makes you question yourself, especially because I am still so knew to the game. She…"
yesterday
polly jackson posted a discussion

How many days do your does usually go before kidding?

I have had only one kidding and she kidded on day 147. I was just curious about what the averagekidding day for nigerian does.See More
yesterday
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Debra Walter's discussion Breeding
"Also the search box in the top right corner will filter out threads to help you find the specific information you're looking for. I didn't find that right away when I started using this site. The book Raising Goats Naturally has an…"
yesterday
 

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Merry Christmas from Oregon.

Started by Beverley Sieminski in Introductions 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

Would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas season.   Here in Oregon it is starting to rain hard again - makes for more stall cleaning with all the little ones staying inside.  But what could make this season better than those little happy…Continue

Lots of dandruff

Started by Leah Jane in Health 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have a goat that has really dry flaky skin. She's lost a lot of hair on her face as well. I don't see any bugs and she doesn't act itchy. I thot maybe it was a copper problem so I gave her copasure in Oct. Would it be a Zinc deficiency? Or…Continue

What Grain do you feed your does?

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

I'd like to hear from folks what brand grain they like to feed their goats?  Any particular reason why one is favored?  Does anyone make up their own grain mix?  Does anyone feed the grain recipe posted by Sandy Lane Dairy Goats ( …Continue

How many days do your does usually go before kidding?

Started by polly jackson in Breeding. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 9 hours ago. 4 Replies

I have had only one kidding and she kidded on day 147. I was just curious about what the averagekidding day for nigerian does.Continue

Disbudding question

Started by Leah Jane in Health. Last reply by Leah Jane 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

Yesterday we had several 2 week old babies dehorned and today I noticed a couple of them have runny mattery eyes. Could this be from dehorning?

Record Keeping Forms for you

Started by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres in Goats 101. Last reply by Lisa Cotter yesterday. 11 Replies

Hey guys! I don't have access to milk testing where I live, but I would like to start keeping better records. Especially now that my herd is getting larger. So I worked out some papers that I thought you all might get some use out of!! Click the…Continue

Tags: Kidding, Rachel, Whetzel, Breeding, Production

Crusty bumpy legs

Started by Rebecca solomon in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, my goats are doing well, but missing the vegetation that is around in the Spring and Summer.Question for you all: my four wethers are healthy and just got their deworming and immunizations. We found one lice on Frankie, but the rest…Continue

DE?

Started by WorkingGoats4 in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 60 Replies

Question: Can DE be used for goats to elimnate parasites instead of a dewormer? I was talking to my dad about parasite problems, and he said "Why don't we just get them some DE?" Would that work? I guess I'm kind of confused by that. If you can use…Continue

Tags: DE

Breeding

Started by Debra Walter in Breeding. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm yesterday. 3 Replies

Need some advice. My little doe is is pregnant and due in January. This is the first time breeding and need to what to look for as to when she is close to having kids. Is there anything I should do before the kids come and what should I have on hand…Continue

Fishtail?

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Hi All,None of my does have had fishtails before.  On Nov 2nd I gave them COWP for the first time because we'd had difficulties breeding and with pregnancies (miscarriages) in the past, and also though it would help with parasite management.  Also,…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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