Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Kt's discussion FF rejecting one of her twins
"Just realized I'm about to go to bed, so here are a couple of quick thoughts. If you just mean that she is not letting the kid nurse, then you have to feed it with a bottle. Here is info on…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Kt's discussion FF rejecting one of her twins
"I need more details. Can you explain what is happening? When were the kids born? Hopefully both have nursed. If not, the one has probably already died by now, so I hope that's not the case. What exactly do you mean by…"
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FF rejecting one of her twins

This is our first time breading our NDG and one of the dams is rejecting one of her twins. I don't know why this is happening or how to get her to re-welcome her kid. The only thing I can think of is that she lost her dams scent when people were here holding the kids :( if anyone has some advice I would love to hear! Thanks KateySee More
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How to Milk a Nigerian Dwarf Goat

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our girls, now r a year old....time really goes fast
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this is maggie and Magpie, they r twins ,
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kenneth spear commented on Deborah Niemann-Boehle's video
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How to Milk a Nigerian Dwarf Goat

"    she has some wonderful tips.. was raised milking cows, and yes ,this is a total different milking. I have done it a few times, but still need alot more practice. Thanks for the help."
Oct 13
kenneth spear posted a status
"we just got both our does breed, first time for us and them. So hoping for spring babies, we hope"
Oct 12
Pamela Adkins replied to Lil's discussion Best places to sell goats?
"The way we do it on the two group I am in on Facebook is we just say up for discussion and then direct everything to messages then to email that way any mention of buy sell or trade is completely off facebook. Now the Icelandic chicken group directs…"
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Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Kristine
"Welcome to the group! I hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us a little about your goats or your plans for goats in the forum!"
Oct 10
Lil replied to Lil's discussion Best places to sell goats?
"Yes, I am aware of that. We've advertised horses on there and been able to get the posts on there, so I guess we'll see. "
Oct 9
Lil replied to Lil's discussion What do you do with goats during a tornado?
"Okay, I knew you shouldn't keep them in a barn. So basically leave them loose in their pasture."
Oct 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lil's discussion What do you do with goats during a tornado?
"I live in Illinois where we've had two tornados come close enough that we could hear them, and we could see one of them. Several have touched down and caused a ton of damage in towns and on farms within 15 minutes of us. Unless you want to take…"
Oct 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lil's discussion Best places to sell goats?
"Advertising live animals is against Facebook's terms of service, which is why I didn't mention it. You can get kicked off of Facebook for violating their TOS. At the very least, your post can get deleted automatically by their bots if they…"
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FF rejecting one of her twins

Started by Kt in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 2 Replies

This is our first time breading our NDG and one of the dams is rejecting one of her twins. I don't know why this is happening or how to get her to re-welcome her kid. The only thing I can think of is that she lost her dams scent when people were…Continue

Best places to sell goats?

Started by Lil in For Sale. Last reply by Pamela Adkins Oct 12. 7 Replies

Well, we have officially decided to make the move to Alabama, as my dad was offered a job there. I went back in forth in my mind trying to decided whether or not to keep my goats and bring them to AL, or if I should sell them in Arizona. I ended up…Continue

What do you do with goats during a tornado?

Started by Lil in Goats 101. Last reply by Lil Oct 9. 2 Replies

Whereas I am moving to AL soon, and I'll be buying goats there eventually, I've started to wonder what people do with them during tornado's? So I'd welcome any advice! Continue

Diatomaceous Earth

Started by Kiley Tomjack in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 8. 1 Reply

Has anyone used diatomaceous earth to help battle parasites and worms in NDG's? My husband read somewhere about a guy that gave his goats diatomaceous earth as a loose free choice type option like the loose minerals and it has worked wonders.  I was…Continue

Lesion above Eye

Started by Jennifer Simons in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 6. 4 Replies

My 7 year old doe has a lesion above her eye. It's on the skin above her eye. Our vet is closed until Monday. I appreciate any insights you might have. I'm attaching a photo. Thank you! …Continue

A strange bad year

Started by Pamela Adkins in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 26. 12 Replies

Hello all,I just had the worst weird kidding season. I bred 3 of my does for late summer early fall so far so good there I breed them for that because our winters are terrible at this elevation, now here is the weird part Maddie had a single…Continue

Should I take my goats when/if I move?

Started by Lil in Transportation. Last reply by Glenna Rose Sep 25. 5 Replies

My family has been considering moving for awhile. We currently live in AZ and are looking at moving to Alabama. Nothing is set in stone, however I need to start considering what I'll do with my goats if we  do move. On one hand, I am very attached…Continue

Near forest fires and/or smoke?

Started by Glenna Rose in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Sep 20. 5 Replies

For those living near the forest fires and smoke:Baking soda: I don't know if this is smoke-related but am posting it just in case it is.My goat feeder with baking soda in it has never been below a third full - today it was empty, like licked off…Continue

Evacuation Information

Started by Glenna Rose in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Sep 16. 2 Replies

We never know when we might need to evacuate our animals and something we rarely think about.  This farm very generous offered good information. It is worth printing and keeping with your goat books.…Continue

Which pregnancy test should I use?

Started by Lil in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 16. 3 Replies

Which pregnancy test is better... the blood test or the P-Test? I want to use the P-Test, but I want to know which test is more accurate.So, has anyone used the P-Test? If so, was it better/worse/the same as the Biopryn blood test?Continue

Blog Posts

My ND goats

Posted by Julia M Willams on January 2, 2017 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I thought maybe you all might want to see some pictures of my goats. So here they are, I hope you enjoy them...

I'm glad they don't mind the snow, because we're sure getting a lot this year!…

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

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…

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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...…

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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…

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