Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Evelynn replied to Evelynn's discussion Can you keep a goat inside your house?
"Why i am asking is because my grandpa thinks it is wrong but what if both goats are therapy goats is it still a bad idea. "
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Maggie replied to Evelynn's discussion Can you keep a goat inside your house?
"Honestly I don’t know why anyone would want to do this long term. All goats need at least one other goat so you’d have two indoor goats which is going to get messy. Many people have kids that need extra attention inside sometimes if…"
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Jennie turns 2 years old at Monticello, FL

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Taylor Cameron replied to Taylor Cameron's discussion Hair loss on base of ears, bridge of nose, back of legs
"Hi neighbor! I got SweetLix online from Jeffers Pet. It definitely wasn’t cheap with shipping costs, but it was the best deal I could find. Let me know if the copper helps your wether’s coat issues! Taylor"
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Leslie Honcoop replied to Taylor Cameron's discussion Hair loss on base of ears, bridge of nose, back of legs
"Taylor! I live in Lynden WA and could not find a source for Sweet Lix Meat Maker. Where did you find it? I’m having similar issues with one of my wethers and need to supplement copper. Will be following this discussion. — Leslie"
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Heat after miscarriage

How soon after miscarriage can I expect a doe to return to heat? Is it ok to breed her again on her next heat? Thanks! See More
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Hair loss on base of ears, bridge of nose, back of legs

Hi there! I am new to this group and so happy to be here! I live in rainy Bellingham, WA and have two wethers - Mr. Brown & Al - that are about 11 months old. I am a first time goat owner who has experienced my fair share of goat complexities over this past year, and this forum and the Thrifty Homesteader site have been so helpful in finding answers to my goats' issues.Over the past couple weeks, I've noticed that Mr. Brown is losing hair on the bridge of his nose, the base of his ears,…See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lisa Andrews's discussion New member Hello from Florida
"Welcome to the group! I usually have a polled buck in my herd to reduce disbudding chores. "
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New member Hello from Florida

I cant believe I havent found this group before now.  lol  I have had goats since ~2005.  I started with two does and borrowed a buck (from the lady I bought them from) every year to breed them.  When those does were getting older, I kept a doeling from one, two years in a row.  The herd multiplied from there!  lol  I now have 3 ADGA bucks and 8 does.  4 does are registered.  One buck is polled, so I am hoping to get some polled doelings this year.  3 of my does are getting older, so I may keep…See More
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Can you keep a goat inside your house?

Started by Evelynn in Goat Friends. Last reply by Evelynn 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Is it ok if you own a indoor goat?Continue

Hair loss on base of ears, bridge of nose, back of legs

Started by Taylor Cameron in Health. Last reply by Taylor Cameron yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi there! I am new to this group and so happy to be here! I live in rainy Bellingham, WA and have two wethers - Mr. Brown & Al - that are about 11 months old. I am a first time goat owner who has experienced my fair share of goat complexities…Continue

Heat after miscarriage

Started by Maggie in Breeding on Tuesday. 0 Replies

How soon after miscarriage can I expect a doe to return to heat? Is it ok to breed her again on her next heat? Thanks! Continue

New member Hello from Florida

Started by Lisa Andrews in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Sunday. 1 Reply

I cant believe I havent found this group before now.  lol  I have had goats since ~2005.  I started with two does and borrowed a buck (from the lady I bought them from) every year to breed them.  When those does were getting older, I kept a doeling…Continue

Sudden drop in milk production/appetite

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 8. 8 Replies

I have a 2-year-old first freshener that I'm milking. She's at 156 days. Her normal morning milk weight has been between 1#4oz and 1#2oz for the last week. (Evening is always a little less; I'm a little too lazy to stick to a 12-hour schedule.) She…Continue

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New Goat Owner

Started by Cristi Tombari in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 8. 1 Reply

Hi thank you for letting me join this group. I am new to having goats and just brought home two 9 week old NDGs wethers (brothers) today. I have experience with sheep but know that there are differences in caring for each of them. I primarily wanted…Continue

Graphics/Photos of goat skulls - do you have any?

Started by Glenna Rose in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 6. 1 Reply

Several years ago, I came across a page which totally explained why our Nigerian Dwarf does should only be bred to purebred Nigerian Dwarf bucks.  To illustrate exactly why, they had skulls of the different breeds of goats which showed Pygmy goats,…Continue

Symptoms of mites

Started by Leslie Honcoop in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 6. 6 Replies

My 9 month old wether has lost hair around his eyes and the bridge of his nose. He also has crusty sores on his ears and maybe a few around his nose. Last year, my older wether had the same symptoms and eventually had scaly skin on his tail and hair…Continue

Copper? Zinc? Selenium?

Started by Maggie in Health. Last reply by Maggie Jan 6. 4 Replies

I’m seeing symptoms in my goats that I believe to be mineral related. However I’m not sure which mineral(s) if it is indeed a mineral issue. Hair loss on body usually sides or spine. No hair loss on face or tail. Flakey, white skin patches. Rear leg…Continue

First Goat Purchase Advice

Started by Kiley Tomjack in Goats 101. Last reply by kenneth spear Dec 22, 2020. 2 Replies

I will be purchasing my first 2 or 3 goats this Spring and would like to hear any advice you have to give on what questions I should ask, what I should look for, etc.  I live in Nebraska.I am getting goats to use their milk for multiple purposes. …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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Yogurt Maker

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