Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful update :) It sounds like things turned out just the way they needed to! I’m so glad there is harmony in your herd. I always find it so interesting at how dynamics shift with additions and…"
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Ann Bodling posted a photo

The Threesome

Back to front: Caedmon, Ninian and Aiden, all a year old.
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Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Dear Tammy,   Just an update.  My three goat herd is amazingly calmer with that little wild one living somewhere else. Of the three remaining two were very friendly and one was quite standoffish and still skittish, though nothing like the…"
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Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"This is the kids mom"
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Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"This is the kids dad"
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Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"My herd is not purebred Nigerian dwarfs, some of them are very small. The kids mom is around 18 inches tall and their dad is a bit bigger. I have realized my herd has some nutritional deficiencies. Because of this, I'm going to work on getting…"
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Thrifty Homesteader Team posted a discussion

Goat Birthing: How Much Should You Help? | For the Love of Goats Podcast

https://thriftyhomesteader.com/goat-birthing-how-much-should-you-help/Practices with birthing goats vary tremendously from one breeder to another. Some people are very hands-on while others want to stay away as much as possible. How do you figure out what you feel comfortable with?In…See More
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Susan McKean is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"I was thinking that they look like they are less than 2 pounds, which is extremely small and still indicates some type of nutritional issue. Usually you don't have kids that small unless a doe has at least 4 or 5 kids at once -- and then maybe…"
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Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"Thank you! No I haven't weighed them. They are very small though, probably around 1-3 lbs. and only like 6 inches tall. "
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"Congratulations! I'm jealous! I love that color buckskin, and I've only ever had one goat that color in 20 years.  Have you weighed them? "
Tuesday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"Thank you!"
Monday
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"Congratulations! So sweet."
Monday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"I’m so happy this turned out so wonderfully!!! I know you were worried. "
Monday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"Anytime! I love them so much!"
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Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
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Tammy Gallagher replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
"Oh my goodness!!! They are precious! Thank you for sharing their picture! tammy"
Monday
Emma replied to Emma's discussion Alice had her babies!
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Emma posted a discussion

Alice had her babies!

My goat, Alice, gave birth to 2 beautiful bucklings! This was the quickest labor I've had at our farm. Around 2:30, her contractions were 2 minutes apart, then I went back out at 3:00 and she was pushing. The first baby came out with just a head and one hoof directly underneath his chin. And the second came out with the head and one hoof, the other hoof was curled over his head. Alice is a super attentive and making sure they both get fed. I also want to note that these kids are 4th generation…See More
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Fran Eskridge is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Help and information needed.

Started by Ann Bodling in Health. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

Hi All,I am a little shaky at the moment.  I'm hoping those that know can help me while I'm waiting to hear back from the vet. I have 4 Nigerian Dwarf wethers, all about 11 months old. I know butting heads and breaking or losing scurs is to be…Continue

Alice had her babies!

Started by Emma in Birth Announcements!. Last reply by Emma 11 hours ago. 13 Replies

My goat, Alice, gave birth to 2 beautiful bucklings! This was the quickest labor I've had at our farm. Around 2:30, her contractions were 2 minutes apart, then I went back out at 3:00 and she was pushing. The first baby came out with just a head and…Continue

New member plus a question

Started by Justin Hiduk in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 19. 2 Replies

Hay y'all! my name is Justin Hiduk from northeast Pennsylvania. I have some goat experience via showing through 4-H as well as being around all the ones on the farm (though those years have past), and if things work out I will have many more years…Continue

Kidding Difficulties

Started by Emma in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 18. 15 Replies

Hello! I have a goat, who in the past, has had difficult kiddings. The first kidding happened two weeks before her due date (Bred: 11\12\18? Due Date: 4\11\19 Kidded on: 3\30\19) . The kid was born with its head touching its spine, thankfully it was…Continue

New Member Intro

Started by Darin in Introductions. Last reply by Darin Jan 9. 6 Replies

Thank you all for allowing me to join the group.  My wife and I will be adding three Nigerian Dwarfs this spring to our family.  We currently have a miniature horse, full grown goat, Nigerian Dwarf (male), goose, duck, six guineas, six outdoor cats,…Continue

Nigerian Dwarf double teat

Started by GINGER K BRAUN in Health. Last reply by GINGER K BRAUN Jan 3. 23 Replies

I was shocked to see this on my doeling. Her dam was born here and she is 5th generation on my farm. Her sire was also born here and he is 3rd generation. No issues with teats from any that Ive bred. I have plenty of relatives and never an inkling…Continue

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Started by Maggie in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 13, 2021. 3 Replies

Last year I had a doe miscarry and Deborah mentioned that bleeding is not always a sign of miscarriage. The doe last year did miscarry but she bled bright red blood for 4 days. She was 8 weeks along. Now today I let my girls out of the barn to find…Continue

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Posted by kenneth spear on December 19, 2020 at 9:49am 0 Comments

 our girls are really getting big now, and showing . they will be due late March early April, we r so excited .  we wanted, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.   will keep u all posted later, bout our girls

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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