Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Pam Rigdon is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
4 hours ago
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Twitching/convulsing in my buck
"Yeah, I know:-(  It is especially concerning that we don't know what he ate that made him sick.  When we move their browse area, we don't exactly know what to avoid.  It is not any of the usual big toxic plants for goats."
4 hours ago
Old Haunt Farm replied to Old Haunt Farm's discussion Introduction from Old Haunt Farm in NH
"Thank you, Deborah!  Your Raising Goats Naturally was the first book I purchased before bringing my girls home!  Thank you for the invaluable resource, as well as for the welcome to this group!  Cheers, Charity "
4 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Twitching/convulsing in my buck
"Glad he's doing better! When they get poisoned, it doesn't always have a happy ending."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Old Haunt Farm's discussion Introduction from Old Haunt Farm in NH
"Welcome to the group! Vermont is a beautiful place to have a farm!"
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Introduction from Old Haunt Farm in NH

Hello!Just a note of introduction... I have a homestead that is converting to a small farm business in southwest New Hampshire. Nigerians were the high priority addition after raising poultry for a few years, and I'm excited to be at the point where my 2 girls, Faun & Farin can be bred in the next few months! We acquired our girls from the award-winning Willow Moon Farm in Plainfield, VT so we would be sure have the best chance of superior dairy quality. If you're in the general area and…See More
4 hours ago
Aaron White replied to Bev Sieminski, Winding Rvr Farm's discussion Showing off Tabatha's babies
"Congratulations on the babies. They are very cute. May they bring you many moments of distracting goat watching."
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Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Twitching/convulsing in my buck
"Thanks for checking in.  The vet thinks he ate something poisonous, but we can't figure out what.  The area they are browsing in is pretty well controlled, and none of the other bucks show any signs.  The good news is that he is…"
5 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Got it. Interesting! Yeah I kept wondering if it was an error. I should've checked twice to be sure... One thing that was different. So far in checking temps she has hardly seemed to notice when I do. This last time she protested and I had a…"
9 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Goats are not great at regulating their body temp, which is why most books give a range rather than a solid number like 98.6 for humans. Usually their temp is about 101 to 103, although it can be as high as 104 in a healthy goats sometimes. So, you…"
9 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"I just took her temp again and she was back up to 102.6!  Is this goat trying to stress me out or what!!!?  Thanks for the reply, Deborah.  I'm not sure what's going on, but am thankful her temp is up.  Maybe the…"
9 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Tropical grassland management
"Goats are not the best grazers anyway. They prefer weeds and small bushes. It sounds like you've done what you could to utilize the grass. They say that the faster the grass grows, the quicker you should move them, so in  your case, maybe…"
10 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Question: are some goats just more prone to parasite issues than others? Could it be a genetic predisposition? I keep wondering what in the world I'm doing wrong with her than with the other ladies... They all seem to be much more resistant."
10 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Yeah, I told him, but she is eating hay and nibbling grass (though not grain) so that seemed to satisfy him that it wasn't urgent. I drenched her with probios and she is walking around, but slower than usual. i kinda felt foolish after my…"
10 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Twitching/convulsing in my buck
"If he's not eating, drinking, walking around, and chewing his cud, I'd take him to the vet. This kind of behavior could be anything from poisoning with some type of neurotoxin to who knows what. Sorry I haven't been on here much. My…"
10 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"My Internet has been in and out (mostly out) yesterday and today, so I haven't been able to keep up with messages. This sounds like a sick goat, and I don't know why your vet wouldn't be concerned. That temp is too low, and personally…"
10 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Thanks Julieanne.  I was thinking the same thing.  I called and they are swamped today, but he did talk to me on the phone a bit and said to just give her Probios and I can bring her in tomorrow morning if she doesn't look any better.…"
12 hours ago
Julieanne Cook replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"I think you need the vet. Something is really wrong."
13 hours ago
 

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Twitching/convulsing in my buck

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Judy H 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

This morning when hubby went to let the boys out (1 buck, 1 weather, 3 bucklings) he noticed our buck was in a half standing position and twitching/convulsing.  He thought it was a seizure but I'm not sure.  After the attack, he was acting…Continue

Introduction from Old Haunt Farm in NH

Started by Old Haunt Farm in Introductions. Last reply by Old Haunt Farm 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello!Just a note of introduction... I have a homestead that is converting to a small farm business in southwest New Hampshire. Nigerians were the high priority addition after raising poultry for a few years, and I'm excited to be at the point where…Continue

Showing off Tabatha's babies

Started by Bev Sieminski, Winding Rvr Farm in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Aaron White 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Tabatha had a set of twins last week - cute and so very strong and healthy.  What we love to see.The little boy looks like mom and the doeling looks like her dad.    Got to keep this little girl so I can see what my new Bellafire Matchmaker buck…Continue

Thin goat

Started by Tiffani Wilson in Health. Last reply by Tiffani Wilson 9 hours ago. 37 Replies

I'm concerned about one of my goats.  She is 2 years old, was a first freshener this year and is pretty thin. She was small when we bought her in April, but I assumed she would start gaining by now.  I was looking at a link (can't remember where I…Continue

Tropical grassland management

Started by Katharine Norton in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi all,I am a novice at all this farming and would appreciate some advice about managing grassland.  We have 6 dry hot months where there is no grass.  Then it rains, the grass grows and for a few weeks is perfect for the goats.  However, it grows…Continue

vaccine reaction??

Started by Ruth Goode in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Sunday. 1 Reply

I vaccinated 6 kids 3 weeks ago for CD&T.  I checked their sites a couple times the next week, no problems, they each had a small lump at the injection site that I understand is normal.. I  Checked the injection sites again a couple days ago…Continue

Sore mouth/orf/ecthyma

Started by Katharine Norton in Health. Last reply by Katharine Norton on Friday. 2 Replies

Me again in Nigeria with another weird and wonderful! Just back from 3 weeks away to find my male kid, 7 months old, with bad sores around the mouth, and his mother starting.  Most sores at the back of the mouth, they are both still eating, although…Continue

Doe-kicking behaviour increases with milking machine

Started by Ruben Castellanos in Home Dairy. Last reply by Bev Sieminski, Winding Rvr Farm on Friday. 10 Replies

Hello,It's been almost 4 months ever since we started milking one of our does. We've been milking her by using our hands only. But today, we decided to use our milking machine (Henry Milker)..which is a very simple machine that comprises a pump, two…Continue

Preparing kids and doe for their new homes

Started by Emily Scherer in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 6 Replies

I have two kids and a doe that I have sold.  I want to make sure I do everything I can to make the transition easiest for them.  The kids (soon to be wethers) will be leaving a week after they are banded and the doe won't be leaving until…Continue

Feeding alfalfa exclusively

Started by Kristi Stone in Goats 101. Last reply by Kristi Stone Jul 28. 2 Replies

Is there any issue with feeding alfalfa exclusively? I heard somewhere that alfalfa is too rich and would cause liver issues in goats. I am aware of the issues with feeding too much alfalfa to male goats because of urinary calculi, but I'm not able…Continue

Blog Posts

Fungus?

Posted by Emily Howe on June 5, 2015 at 2:49pm 1 Comment

My 4h goat has something on her bottom that looks like fungus. At first, we used vetricine product that made it shrink a bit but now it is back. Has anyone else experienced this or knows what it…

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7 week old agouti pygmys

Posted by Dion Walters on April 28, 2015 at 12:40am 0 Comments

they are 7 weeks old today

Feeding Kids

Posted by Laura Nicklas on April 26, 2015 at 9:30am 5 Comments

We have 2 kid bucks. Trouble is 15 days old and lost his mama at 4 days old. He takes his bottle well. Little Bit is 10 days old and fights the bottle. We use a syringe for the most part. He bites at it rather than sucks. We have tried different nipples, different milk, and dipped it in honey/molasses. He is a hand full at feeding time. Any suggestions?

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