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Myra Isaac replied to Myra Isaac's discussion We've got babies!!
"Thank you!!"
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Myra Isaac replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"Ok thanks. I need to get one so I'll add it to the list. :)"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"No. I just use our human one. :)"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Myra Isaac's discussion We've got babies!!
"Congratulations! They're beautiful!"
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Myra Isaac replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"Is there any particular heating pad that's better than others?"
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Myra Isaac replied to Myra Isaac's discussion We've got babies!!
"Above is the buck doe twins born today and In this reply are the doe twins born yesterday. Anyone have any ideas on names for me? Especially for a black roan and very frosted baby doe??"
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We've got babies!!

Two sets of twins in 24hrs time!!! The first set of doe twins on our farm ever and a beautiful set of buck doe twins. First set is out of Nu-Flower F Wild at Heart sired by Sparrows Nest Farm DA Earthstripe born yesterday in the freezing cold. Second set is out of Nu-Flower P Curiousity sired by Dills PL Mister Missunderstood *B.
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"If it's below freezing, we use a blow dryer to get them dry as quickly as possible while keeping them warm. The colder it is, the closer you have to hold the blow dryer to their body. If it's below zero, you will be holding it about two…"
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Myra Isaac replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"I know it is. We'd tried a lot of things to keep them warm out there and nothing was working so we opted to bring them in. First set of doe twins we've ever had and sure didn't want to loose them. Mama took them right back this…"
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James Tinker replied to Ken Ku's discussion 12 Willows Farm's first kids of 2017
"just beautiful"
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James Tinker replied to Katie Pool's discussion What Size PolyDome?
"I personally would get the larger, we always seem to wind up with another goat. Also, I started with a smaller shelter, the realized I needed it larger so that I could get in there to do different things."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"I'd have put them back with mama as soon as they were warmed up. Her colostrum is infinitely better for them. Obviously they already nursed or the one would be dead."
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Myra Isaac replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"Ok, I know this is an old discussion but I'm needing some help. Had a doe kid today and our weather has turned from balmy & beautiful to single digits in the last couple days. I did not expect this doe to kid and missed seeing the birth and…"
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Katie Pool posted a discussion

What Size PolyDome?

Hello! We are first timers getting 3 or 4 NDs this spring! We are looking at the polydomes for their housing but they come in two different sizes, standard 7' and the mini 6'. How many goats will each of these accommodate? I'm leaning toward just getting the standard size since it is only a foot bigger and we may in the future end up with 6 or 7 goats in our heard...thoughts?See More
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Prairie Fleur's first kids of 2017

Started by Myra Isaac in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Myra Isaac 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Two sets of twins in 24hrs time!!! The first set of doe twins on our farm ever and a beautiful set of buck doe twins. First set is out of Nu-Flower F Wild at Heart sired by Sparrows Nest Farm DA Earthstripe born yesterday in the freezing cold.…Continue

"must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids

Started by Ruth Goode in Kidding. Last reply by Myra Isaac 3 hours ago. 33 Replies

I have been reading past posts about weak kids...Reading all those posts  makes it seem like weak kids are common. I know that usually kids DO get up and thrive w/out assistance....buttt....if they are weak what is the best supplement to have on…Continue

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12 Willows Farm's first kids of 2017

Started by Ken Ku in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by James Tinker 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

On Monday night, Sapphire delivered twin bucklings, Haematite and Goldie. This is Sapphire's first freshening and she is exhibiting excellent mothering instincts. She's talks to them (when they're not cuddled together), encourages them to explore,…Continue

What Size PolyDome?

Started by Katie Pool in Goats 101. Last reply by James Tinker 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello! We are first timers getting 3 or 4 NDs this spring! We are looking at the polydomes for their housing but they come in two different sizes, standard 7' and the mini 6'. How many goats will each of these accommodate? I'm leaning toward just…Continue

Tags: shelter, housing, dome, poly, polydome

Greetings from Langley, BC, Canada

Started by Ken Ku in Introductions on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone!We started our herd last year with 3 pairs: Queen Jenny and her daughter Topaz; half sisters Amber and Onyx; and twins Opal and Pearl. Recently, we added 4 new additions to our herd: pregnant does Sapphire (she kidded Monday night) and…Continue

Should I be concerned? 2nd freshener, Day 141, Doe seems to be in constant discomfort (for 16+ hours)?

Started by Janet Dowell in Kidding. Last reply by Janet Dowell on Thursday. 8 Replies

I have a wonderful 2nd freshener who is due Monday (2/20). Yesterday I moved her into the "barn" (corner of our garage) because she SO badly wanted to come in, and didn't mind being away from the other goats (gave her chances to go back out &…Continue

Bred to a much bigger goat?

Started by Linda Klein in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 19. 3 Replies

EEEEK!!My big Nubian got out and was trying to breed the two little Nigerian dwarf does I recently adopted.What to do if they become pregnant? He is so much larger.Thanks if anyone can help or has experience with such a situation.Linda kleinContinue

Goat sits like dog

Started by Jennifer Simons in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 10. 4 Replies

I have a four year old doe who has never kidded. She occasionally sits as a dog sits. (Front legs up, bottom down.) She is otherwise happy and normal. It just seems odd.  Has anyone else ever seen this? Thanks!Continue

newborn with breathing trouble

Started by Tiffani Wilson in Kidding. Last reply by Tiffani Wilson Feb 10. 4 Replies

We had goat kids born this afternoon.  We kept checking on her (the barn cam broke) and when we found them she had all three but no placenta out.  They had been licked but were wet and we got them cleaned up.  One has had raspy, wheezing breathing…Continue

3 Year Old First Fresheners

Started by Julia M Willams in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 10. 13 Replies

Hi everyone, I have a question about freshening 3 year olds. I am going to be breeding My two 2 year old ND does this fall and was wondering if freshening them at 3 would have any impact on their milk production?  Would the amount be significantly…Continue

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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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