Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Tammy Lee Birrer replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion 5 Week old goat wobbly on legs
"I read the post of goat polio on here byKolti Ishler. This does not look the same as what was described there.  "
7 hours ago
Tammy Lee Birrer replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion 5 Week old goat wobbly on legs
"Hi, Sorry, I've been working with him quite a bit today. His eyelids are the same as the others, pink. He took only an ounce of  milk from a bottle today. Ate minerals and 1 pump of nutridrench x 2 ( morning/eve). I saw him jump into the…"
7 hours ago
Michael Garwood posted a discussion

We have started....

Well, we are on the way: the first nigerians in Australia....We cycled 21 does for surrogate work, but on the day, only 16 were ready and "willing." Sixteen embryos were implanted. We only did one per doe (I had thought to do 2 embryos per doe) but the vet doing the laparoscopic implanting said that more than one embryo per doe actually leads to a decrease in the success rate. He also said that the freezing of the embryos is hard on them and so to expect about 50% success (= 8 kids) when I…See More
8 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Patty Meyer's discussion First mini-Nubian kids
"Aw so cute! Is your doe a nubian or a dwarf? Do you have the buck-daddy too? I've thought about mini-nubians a lot. I heard that the first generation often doesn't have the droopy ears. Is that true to your knowledge?"
8 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to polly jackson's discussion ammonium chloride for bucks
"I give my bucks minerals that have it in there since I do give my bucks a little grain (BOSS and raw pumpkin seeds) every night and like to lower the risk of urinary calculi. I also give mine a scoop of Goat Balancer (by Manna Pro) with their…"
8 hours ago
Michael Garwood replied to polly jackson's discussion ammonium chloride for bucks
"Polly, I don't understand. Use it for what? Michael"
9 hours ago
polly jackson posted a photo

sampson and titus

My first kid a buckling. I named him Sampson, his sire is Titus also in the picture
9 hours ago
polly jackson posted a discussion

ammonium chloride for bucks

Does anyone use ammonium chloride for their bucks?  If so how much and how often do you use it?See More
9 hours ago
Helen Setterfield replied to Paul Spear's discussion milker
"What broke on mine was the little plastic piece that the tubing connected to.  That would have meant I had to replace the entire main section, which is only available from Henry Milker.  The gaskets which were in our tops were a tiny bit…"
9 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Paul Spear's discussion milker
"I used my Henry Milker for my does entire last lactation and will use it again. I did break one of the fittings (a valve) but it was easily replaced at Home Depot. Gaskets do come out but they go back in easy enough and they are replaceable too. All…"
10 hours ago
Rachel in Wonderland replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion 5 Week old goat wobbly on legs
"Sorry, ignore that. I had a blond moment. I would check belly for fullness and eyes for anemia as well, like Rachel suggested. Has he had any diarrhea? Has he been on cocci preventative? I'm sorry, there are so many reasons he could be weak,…"
12 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Triplets - now - educate me on colors again!
"I think your best bet for black and white is black and white parents ;)  My black doe Surrey was bred last year to a white buck and all the kids were bold black and white (3). I kept one buckling and he will be a herd sire this fall-- he's…"
15 hours ago
Rachel in Wonderland replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion 5 Week old goat wobbly on legs
"How old is he?"
17 hours ago
Rachel in Wonderland replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Triplets - now - educate me on colors again!
"I wish I knew more about color genetics, too. I find them so interesting and fun as well. I could never have one of the breeds that only come in one color! ;)The few things I do know are that moonspots, blue eyes, and polled require a parent with…"
19 hours ago
Rachel in Wonderland posted a status
"Happy Easter! I want to share my facebook farm page today. I would love to reach 50 likes, and it's very close! http://j.mp/1jmFwrR"
20 hours ago
Helen Setterfield replied to Paul Spear's discussion milker
"We used the Henry Milker for a number of months. Positive:  easy on the goats, easy to use Negative:  you need to finish milking by hand or risk mastitis (the milker does not finish the job); the gasket in the lid kept slipping out and…"
20 hours ago
Helen Setterfield replied to Helen Setterfield's discussion from Oregon
"Thanks, Rachel.  I had seen more expensive udder slings before and ruled them out for that reason.  However, when I milked last night, Taffy (whose sons are the worst offenders) was only about a quarter of a cup off.  This is WAY…"
20 hours ago
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23 hours ago
Angela lesh replied to Angela lesh's discussion Question please. Doe withholding milk and crazy hard to milk.
"Yes I have milked for just over a year. The other ones never withheld milk and their udders were softer and more pliable. This does udder is round and tight. It's like trying to milk a water balloon with small teats."
23 hours ago
 

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5 Week old goat wobbly on legs

Started by Tammy Lee Birrer in Introductions. Last reply by Tammy Lee Birrer 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

OK,I need some help fast ladies. I know its the holiday and maybe I wont get response back but I have to try. Two nights ago, I noticed one of my triplets wobbly on his legs. He sways when he walks and holds his head a little lower. Looks weak. I…Continue

We have started....

Started by Michael Garwood in Introductions 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Well, we are on the way: the first nigerians in Australia....We cycled 21 does for surrogate work, but on the day, only 16 were ready and "willing." Sixteen embryos were implanted. We only did one per doe (I had thought to do 2 embryos per doe) but…Continue

First mini-Nubian kids

Started by Patty Meyer in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

These are really bad photos, and I'll add more when I get some better ones. I just had to share some pics of my new mini-nubian doelings. I am in love! They are so cute and sweet. I am really going to enjoy watching them grow up! At least one of…Continue

ammonium chloride for bucks

Started by polly jackson in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Does anyone use ammonium chloride for their bucks?  If so how much and how often do you use it?Continue

milker

Started by Paul Spear in Home Dairy. Last reply by Helen Setterfield 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

  I need more info on the Henery Miller milker, pleaseContinue

Triplets - now - educate me on colors again!

Started by Judy Asarkof in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi all -My 2nd doe kidded today - triplets.  2 gorgeous strong doelings and a smaller adorable buckling. I'm happy they are healthy and hearty.  One has ears that point forward - I'm unsure what that is all about.All my goats are first fresheners.…Continue

from Oregon

Started by Helen Setterfield in Introductions. Last reply by Helen Setterfield 20 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hi folks,About 2 years ago a woman in the valley next to ours was arrested for hoarding.  About 200 live animals were found on her place and about a hundred dead ones.  We have done rescue work with injured, abandon and old horses for years and had…Continue

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Mini Nubian kids for sale

Started by Dede Beck in For Sale 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have 1 beautiful doeling and 2 beautiful bucklings for sale they were born 4/5 and 4/7 I will attach pictures below. Their mothers have great udders. They are out of Mini Blessing blood lines. All can be registered with MDGA . The first picture is…Continue

Hard to milk Mini Nubian goats

Started by Dede Beck in Introductions 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hey all,My name is Dede and I just added 2 Mini Nubian Does to my herd last November. They just kidded this April and their udders are beautiful, the problem is they are very hard to handle in the milk stand. So hard I got kicked with a huge bruise…Continue

Question please. Doe withholding milk and crazy hard to milk.

Started by Angela lesh in Home Dairy. Last reply by Angela lesh 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

I have a fairly new doe that about 2 months ago had triplets ( her second set) first freshening was not here and not sure if kids nursed off her. She udder is beautiful. Round and high, but that seems to be my problem. She is soooo hard to milk…Continue

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Riverdance Farm Facebook Fan Page

Posted by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on March 1, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Riverdance farm Facebook Fan Page

We now have our Etsy store integrated with Facebook. Check it out and like and follow us! We are having to much fun!

New Born Kids For Sale in 3-4 weeks

Posted by Lake Sai Farm on February 3, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Hello, I have a small herd of 8 does.  They are all from Little Tots Estate in Georgia.  Their parents are having good records of showing…

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Goats!!

Posted by Myra Isaac on January 8, 2014 at 11:53pm 12 Comments

I've got my goats!!!! I'm posting this from my mobile device. Were on our way home right now. They're cute and funny and they've already won my hubby over - or at least the does have and he's open to liking the bucks eventually too! :D of course I'm already quite smitten! I'm super excited!!!
BTW do any do any of you ever feed orchard grass pellets? Just wondered if I could use it occasionally instead of hay?

Updated our website

Posted by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on December 11, 2013 at 3:05pm 4 Comments

http://www.riverdancefarm.com We have now integrated etsy for our store for easier navigation. Click on Etsy Store and there you will find not only handmade gifts from our farm but also from my friend Monica at Polka Dot World. We want to wish all of you happy holidays and hope everyone stays safe.

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