Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Kristi Stone posted discussions
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Goopy eyes and nose
"Have you considered contacting the breeder? She might be willing to replace the kid. Most reputable breeders will replace kids if it becomes apparent that one has a genetic defect, although they usually require a necropsy or a vet statement to that…"
3 hours ago
Melissa Johnson replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Sorry she lost the kids. Lot of work for that to happen not to mention emotionally. Glad you are getting milk! "
9 hours ago
Melissa Johnson replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"This doe will be 3 in March. FF "
9 hours ago
Melissa Johnson replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"I didn't get a pic. I tried to do a quick shave yesterday, but she was getting upset and had some dried blood on her rear so I didn't get much done. Did separate her though. She still has 3 weeks and I can't really see an udder, just…"
9 hours ago
Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Doe due in 3 weeks seeing some dried blood
"When she peed it looked more normal red not dark or Amber. She looks clean this a.m. And it's sprinkling this morning so I can let them all stay in the barn separated for now. Seems like R&R is in order away from the bullies. She will be…"
9 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Doe due in 3 weeks seeing some dried blood
"A little blood that is dried on there may be nothing to worry about. Do you have a picture? I have often seen colored sticky mucus before kidding and gone on to normal kiddings. It depends on whether you mean thick red or dark brown or a more amber…"
12 hours ago
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"So sorry to hear she lost the kids. So disappointing especially after so many were following... Hopefully someone can chime in about possible causes. From my limited knowledge, trauma can cause abortions (someone butted her in the side?),…"
12 hours ago
James Tinker replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
" I don't see a photo. Could you try to post it again, I would like to see it and also know how old she is in the photo "
15 hours ago
James Tinker replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Unfortunately, Yolanda delivered several days early and lost twins. They were about 1 lb 8 oz each. I did decide to milk her and am doing it 3 times a day to try to get her started on a good lactation. I am keeping records of that and will post…"
15 hours ago
Marie S. liked Glenna Rose's discussion Cayenne pepper versus iodine/betadine
15 hours ago
Melissa Johnson replied to James Tinker's discussion due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Mine has a similar udder, however this is an older picture. Mine has a "little pouch" udder."
20 hours ago
Melissa Johnson replied to Emily's discussion Goopy eyes and nose
"Some goats are expensive..... I'm no expert, but I would've leaned towards antibiotics. "
20 hours ago
Pam Honken replied to Pam Honken's discussion Help please?!? Skin problem...
"Thanks Juliesnne, we always make sure the Nobel Goat feed is non-medicated, we do feed free choice loose minerals (the picture shows both) and the free choice Billy Block is offered in addition to the free choice minerals."
23 hours ago
Melissa Johnson posted a discussion

Doe due in 3 weeks seeing some dried blood

I have a doe due March 2 and I just separated her from the other does. She has a little dried blood on her vulva and when she peed it was a little pink, but that could have been the dried stuff being washed away. Apparently, I should have followed my gut and separated her before. -(I put a yearling with her that isn't a bully.So, what can I do, hope for the best?See More
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Emily replied to Emily's discussion Goopy eyes and nose
"That really stinks to find out now after spending $350 on her :( gosh goats are expensive."
yesterday
Julieanne Cook replied to Pam Honken's discussion Help please?!? Skin problem...
"For one, I'd suggest switching from the mineral block to free choice loose minerals. Goats don't seem to be able to get the amount of minerals they need from a block. If you do a search here on minerals, you'll find a ton of…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emily's discussion Goopy eyes and nose
"Something was definitely wrong. I'm amazed she lived as long as she did."
yesterday
Emily replied to Emily's discussion Goopy eyes and nose
"I got her at 3 weeks and she was only 4 pounds at that point. I would have loved to have a real necropsy done, especially if it meant having her replaced by the breeder, but the c-section was $400 so I couldn't spend anything else, especially…"
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Marie S. liked Branden at Healthy Hills Farm's discussion Goat "kennel cough"?
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Feeding During Pregnancy

Started by Kristi Stone in Goats 101 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Ok one more--Willow is 83 days pregnant. Since before she was pregnant, I have been feeding both my does Purina Goat Chow and Alfalfa Hay, about a flake every 3-4 days depending on the size of the flake, (or pellets if the hay isn't good), with the…Continue

Goopy eyes and nose

Started by Emily in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 3 hours ago. 17 Replies

I recently purchased a doe in milk and her doe kid. The kid was born on December 21st.When I picked them up the doeling had some diarrhea on her back side that was white and the breeder said it was milk scours because she had just sold the doeling's…Continue

Kidding Must-Haves?

Started by Kristi Stone in Kidding 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

My doe, Willow, has a kidding date of April 13, 2016, so I'm starting to add more to my goat kit, so as to cover kidding needs. The only thing is, I have no idea what I should add. Someone mentioned that I'll want to have some milk replacer on hand.…Continue

Milking Supplies/Must-haves?

Started by Kristi Stone in Home Dairy 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

I'm getting ready to buy a milking kit from either Hoegger's or Caprine Supply, and wanted your opinion on which one would be better. I don't need to buy a kit per se, but since this is my first kidding/milking this year, I want to make sure I'm not…Continue

due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown

Started by James Tinker in Kidding. Last reply by Melissa Johnson 9 hours ago. 31 Replies

50 more days to go. Yolanda is getting heavier and just starting to develop an udder. So exciting, this will be our first kidding. Black one is Yolanda, gold one is the buck. she isn't very big so i am guessing a single…Continue

Doe due in 3 weeks seeing some dried blood

Started by Melissa Johnson in Kidding. Last reply by Melissa Johnson 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

I have a doe due March 2 and I just separated her from the other does. She has a little dried blood on her vulva and when she peed it was a little pink, but that could have been the dried stuff being washed away. Apparently, I should have followed…Continue

Help please?!? Skin problem...

Started by Pam Honken in Health. Last reply by Pam Honken 23 hours ago. 15 Replies

Thanks for adding me!! I am desperate to find out what is happening to one of my 6 month old doeling. I will try to put photos on my page so you can see exactly what we are dealing with because I'm so overwhelmed with the "could be's"... Came on…Continue

Registration question

Started by Marie S. in Breeding yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi all,   I got a question on registration.  I have two does, who are currently registered w/AGS, and two bucks, who are (going to be new registrations) w/ADGA.  I need to have them ALL transfered to me, as the new owner, but am wondering if I…Continue

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Blood testing

Started by Marie S. in Health yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,   Just got blood drawn yesterday by the vet, to test for CAE, CL & Johnes.  She said that the blood would be sent to UC Davis in CA.  From what I've read on here, everyone else's vet sends the blood samples to WADDL.  It's too late…Continue

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Cayenne pepper versus iodine/betadine

Started by Glenna Rose in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Monday. 14 Replies

Okay, folks, I need clarification.  A friend asked me today what to put in her birthing kit.  One of the things I told her was iodine and/or betadine for dipping the cord, that betadine was recommended by others but after what happened with my…Continue

Blog Posts

"I'll Feed Them Every Day!"

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 30, 2015 at 6:41pm 1 Comment

In the spring of 2014, my daughter Willow asked me for the hundred and twenty-third time if we could get dairy goats. Like always, I said something to the effect of "that would be fun. Maybe someday." This time, though, instead of moving on, she followed up with the line we all know and love: "I'll buy them with my own money. I'll do all the work." And just like that, now we have goats.

Now, the actual full story is longer and boringer.

We spent three months just reading books…

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My Fav

Posted by James Tinker on September 18, 2015 at 10:27am 0 Comments

My little ones growing up..

Posted by James Tinker on September 15, 2015 at 10:50am 2 Comments

I still think they are cute and enjoy their antics just as much as when bottle feeding them, but my wife just made the comment that they are grown up and not as cute as when little. …

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Kidding

Posted by Beth Courtney on September 4, 2015 at 5:36pm 1 Comment

Mother Mavis gave birth to twins, 45 min. in labour for the first large one, and then a small brother, who popped out after a few minutes.   The small one has been getting weaker and weaker as the larger keeps pushing him out of the way.

Now I'm milking the mom to feed the babe. How many hours do 2 day old kids sleep?  I keep bringing the kid back to the mom, but he just nestles her and can't seem to latch on to the teat.  I'm hoping, he'll get stronger as the days go by.

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