Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Glenna Rose commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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"I didn't notice before, but is that a glass window?  If so, you might want to consider putting hardware cloth on the inside so they don't break it.  Just make a frame to go over the inside to stretch the hardware cloth on and…"
49 minutes ago
Glenna Rose commented on Marin Waddell's status
"And it will every time you think about it.  <g>"
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Glenna Rose replied to Kari O'Connor's discussion Hi , my name is kari
"Welcome.  I wish your kidding to go as easily as my Summer's last year as a FF and this year also.  It is a goat owner's dream to have an easy kidding and super good mom and the best thing that can happen for you and your little…"
54 minutes ago
Glenna Rose replied to Brett Zimmerman's discussion when do you choose to breed?
"I am hoping to do just that with Summer this year if she is anywhere near as good a producer as last year.  Her mother's sister milked for nearly two years so hope is there. I would be absolutely delighted to have two does who milk for…"
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Glenna Rose replied to Christie McGinnis's discussion Sharing - Downloadable Health Record
"Me too! "
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Glenna Rose replied to Helen Setterfield's discussion from Oregon
"I cannot say but I suspect the nursing will be a short-lived thing and you might consider just letting it happen a few days.  I noticed that a few days after my junior doe kidded this year that her sister (not her last year's daughter!)…"
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Helen Setterfield posted a discussion

from Oregon

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 recently had to put down an old Arabian mare who, at 30+ years, had quit eating and going to the bathroom (usually means cancer).  So we had a free stall.  We called animal control and told them we had a free stall and could foster a couple of the…See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Christie McGinnis's discussion Sharing - Downloadable Health Record
"Love the health record!"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm liked Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion starting to milk
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Brett Zimmerman's discussion when do you choose to breed?
"If you just want milk for your own family's consumption, you might want to go a couple of years between breedings. You have to have good genetics to do that though. We had a doe that just dried up after a 24 month lactation. We have had some…"
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Brett Zimmerman replied to Brett Zimmerman's discussion when do you choose to breed?
"Ok, thank you. That is right in line with what I initially learned and makes sense to me. I had heard that some people breed less often and I was curious to the reasoning behind that. I appreciate the response!"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Kari O'Connor's discussion Hi , my name is kari
"Welcome!"
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Kari O'Connor replied to Kari O'Connor's discussion Hi , my name is kari
"thank you all for the warm welcome! I have a LOT to research before my girl kids!!! "
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Christie McGinnis posted a discussion

Sharing - Downloadable Health Record

I searched all over the web without success for a free downloadable excel sheet to keep up with my Gal's shots, de-wormings and hoof trims.  I designed this form.  My farm name is in the header section.  Feel free to share and customize this form anyway you see fit to make it suit your needs.This link will open a download window for saving the form.Health Record – Downloadable Template…See More
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Christie McGinnis replied to Kari O'Connor's discussion Hi , my name is kari
"Hello from North Alabama, welcome to life of goats. Careful, they are highly addictive.  ~Christie"
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Marin Waddell posted a status
"My goats have lice. I know they won't live on humans, but my head has still started feeling very itchy:-)"
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Hi , my name is kari

Started by Kari O'Connor in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose 54 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Hi,my name is kari and i am a newbie goat herder. My husband of 25+ years and i live in upstate ny for now, though we are planning to head south soon ...all animals in tow,lol. we have dogs and birds and house bunnies,laying chickens amd now goats!I…Continue

when do you choose to breed?

Started by Brett Zimmerman in Breeding. Last reply by Glenna Rose 57 minutes ago. 4 Replies

I am curious what sort of breeding/kidding schedule various breeders prefer? It seems like a lot of people breed in fall/winter for spring kidding. That's what we did this year and it worked well but I'm curious to know why people prefer their…Continue

Sharing - Downloadable Health Record

Started by Christie McGinnis in Health. Last reply by Glenna Rose 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

I searched all over the web without success for a free downloadable excel sheet to keep up with my Gal's shots, de-wormings and hoof trims.  I designed this form.  My farm name is in the header section.  Feel free to share and customize this form…Continue

Tags: Template, Record, Health

from Oregon

Started by Helen Setterfield in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

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

Tags: problems, weaning, does, rescue, introduction

Reasonable milk pump?

Started by Katie Spring in Home Dairy. Last reply by Katie Spring 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Has any one used the battery powered milk machine at Dansha Farms? What did you think about it? I have been trying to find a reasonable milking machine, that works but wont damage the udder or teats, any other suggestions?…Continue

Help! Buck down, won't walk, drink, or hold up his head

Started by Myra Isaac in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 17 hours ago. 31 Replies

Today my black buck, Frosty went down and he won't get up. He's was maybe a little slow yesterday but today he laid down and won't get up for anything. My husband saw him trying to walk once today when the buck peed and he sort of walked in a…Continue

Help with milking process for first-timers

Started by Jabe Thomas in Home Dairy. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski 19 hours ago. 11 Replies

Our doe recently had three kids, and we are wanting to milk her. We've done some research and asked some questions, and based on our family, we feel it'd be best to milk once a day. Our plan is to separate the doe and kids during the day, let her…Continue

How to get my goat home

Started by Corynn faith Lewis in Transportation. Last reply by Glenna Rose yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello,I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but when it's time to pick up my goat, how should i go about doing so?I do have a horse trailer conveted for mini horses, but while that might be okay it's axle broke, so that's out.       I…Continue

Bald patch, scaly skin

Started by Randi Leister in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 2 Replies

Sheesh, it seems that when it rains, it pours...This pregnant doe was recently treated for lice - two doses of Ivermectin pour-on, 10 days apart.  The lice seem to be totally gone, but a few days ago I noticed this bald spot on the back of one of…Continue

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milker

Started by Paul Spear in Home Dairy. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Wednesday. 2 Replies

  I need more info on the Henery Miller milker, pleaseContinue

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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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