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M. K. replied to Will White's discussion To Dip or Not to Dip?
"Thanks for the link, Rachel.  I was going by what I always thought you should use in a spray bottle for home counter tops: 1 to 10 ratio.  The site advises a 1 to 32 ratio, and that is for the stronger concentrate.  I can't…"
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Myra Isaac left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Hi Deborah, I recently purchased an angora rabbit for wool. I have your Homesteading book already but was wondering if you knew of a good Angora care/raising book? Seems like I can't find much online but I probably don't know where to…"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Where do you place containers?
"I really like that solution, M.K.! I think I'd try two leashes, and secured to the back end of the stanchion. If you used cheap leads (I'm thinking that the leashes from the Dollar Tree would work) you could cut them to size, and tie a…"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Will White's discussion To Dip or Not to Dip?
"The issue I have with bleach is that it's very drying. That's a very high bleach to water ratio. Even the food industry doesn't use a solution that high. http://modernsurvivalblog.com/health/disinfectant-bleach-water-ratio/ See…"
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M. K. replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Where do you place containers?
"Just for kicks: I hope it is OK to post links? http://invitationtothebutterflyball.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-i-stop-goats-from-kicking-while-on.html I was milking one handed, and becoming increasingly cross with my doe.  Our first milkings were…"
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M. K. replied to Will White's discussion To Dip or Not to Dip?
"IIRC, the Fiasco Farm Website recommends using Clorox.  I use an old pill bottle and mix a small amount of the bleach with mostly water (probably more diluted than a 10 to water to bleach ratio.)  My first freshener no longer has any kids…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lysa Castro's discussion Neutering fiasco - goat with post-surgery fever...
"We use a Burdizzo because I had read that the Ritchie Nipper has a gap between the tooth on the end and the crushing thing, which leaves an opportunity for the cord to be incompletely crushed. We have never had a problem with the Burdizzo working on…"
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Beverley Sieminski replied to Lysa Castro's discussion Neutering fiasco - goat with post-surgery fever...
"No problems - we use the burdizo and have never had a problem.  Scary temperatures you are having, sorry. "
17 hours ago
Beverley Sieminski replied to Dawn Kenneda's discussion Where to advertize
"Maybe it is the economy.  I haven't tried to sell any goats lately but sure can't sell my katahdins and I have some beautiful girls for sale.   Have two reg. ewe lambs and never get a hit on them - hate to butcher…"
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Shalom's ff udder

This was just a few hours of fill in the beginning of her freshening
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Chaverah Farm replied to Dawn Kenneda's discussion Where to advertize
"I am having similar problems... Should be the season for bucks :). I even offered mine at 200 each, which is a steal for these genetics!"
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Lysa Castro posted a discussion

Neutering fiasco - goat with post-surgery fever...

Our does had their first kids this spring and we kept one doeling and her brother. We neutered the buckling at 8 weeks with the "ritchey nipper" (recommended on the Fiasco Farm site). His left testicle shrank as expected and the right kept growing. We heard this can happen and 3 weeks later did the right side again. Through frequent checking in the following weeks we determined that the right side was shrinking as well. Recently, at almost 5 months i noticed that his testicles seemed bigger and…See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Lung worm - source?
"The answer to the pneumonia question is that yes, a goat can have it without symptoms, although it's my understanding that being asymptomatic is more common in adults than kids. Lungworm is just one reason for pneumonia. The lungworm question…"
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Dawn Kenneda replied to Dawn Kenneda's discussion Where to advertize
"I am asking $250 for him.  He has great milking lines from out of Utah.   Is that too much?  I will try the 4H and FFA.  That's  a great idea "
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Glenna Rose posted a discussion

Lung worm - source?

I've been searching the old posts trying to learn where lung worm comes from and have not been able to find it.  This came up because the people who bought Summer's triplets were just told that the youngest has lung worms and scarring on her lungs from probably pneumonia.  She had an infection in the disbudding scur when she was three weeks old and had antibiotic at that time but had no other health issues of which I am aware.  There had never been any running nose or coughing on her part for…See More
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Enjoying mommy time with Sophie!!

Me loving up on Sophie!!
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Selfie!! Love my Chelsea!!

Chelsea, one of my girls enjoying the warm weather... while it lasts!!
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Rose Stuart replied to Dawn Kenneda's discussion Where to advertize
"I hsve used the same websites u mentioned; you can also try 4H and FFA. "
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To Dip or Not to Dip?

Started by Will White in Home Dairy. Last reply by M. K. 6 minutes ago. 11 Replies

What are thoughts on teat dip?  I have been using a wipe before milking and nothing after.  Do people generally use a teat dip and if so what do you use?Continue

Where do you place containers?

Started by Judy Asarkof in Home Dairy. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 3 hours ago. 5 Replies

As a newbie owner- I was wondering where you all place your containers to capture milk???

Neutering fiasco - goat with post-surgery fever...

Started by Lysa Castro in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

Our does had their first kids this spring and we kept one doeling and her brother. We neutered the buckling at 8 weeks with the "ritchey nipper" (recommended on the Fiasco Farm site). His left testicle shrank as expected and the right kept growing.…Continue

Where to advertize

Started by Dawn Kenneda in For Sale. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski 18 hours ago. 6 Replies

For the first time, I haven't been able to sell my goats, word of mouth.  So where do you advertise to sell your prize bucks and does?  I tried my local paper with no luck.  I have also tried Craigslist, and my Facebook classified page.  Anyone have…Continue

Lung worm - source?

Started by Glenna Rose in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 1 Reply

I've been searching the old posts trying to learn where lung worm comes from and have not been able to find it.  This came up because the people who bought Summer's triplets were just told that the youngest has lung worms and scarring on her lungs…Continue

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Questions about Goat Pens

Started by Emily Puentes in Goats 101. Last reply by Marin Waddell on Friday. 7 Replies

We live on just over an acre in NE Florida. Here is a little bit of info to start with.We currently have two pens set up for our goats, one is 1/4 acre and the other is 1/2 acre.We currently have 4 young does and 1 whether.  The grass is excellent,…Continue

Overweight issues

Started by Glenna Rose in Health. Last reply by Astrud F. Wheeles on Friday. 5 Replies

Okay, I am at wits end with my two-year-old (and first born here).  She is very overweight and has been on the same diet as the older does (her mom and half-sister a year younger).  A month ago, I started withholding alfalfa pellets which I had been…Continue

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We have started....

Started by Michael Garwood in Goat Friends. Last reply by Myra Isaac on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Well, we are on the way: the first nigerians in Australia....We cycled 21 does for surrogate work, but on the day, only 16 were ready and "willing." Sixteen embryos were implanted. We only did one per doe (I had thought to do 2 embryos per doe) but…Continue

Hello from NC

Started by Faith Foster in Introductions. Last reply by Myra Isaac on Wednesday. 24 Replies

I just wanted to introduce myself and say how very glad I am I found this site. I was sitting on the back porch one day and told my husband, its such a shame to have land and no animals, I would love to have some goats. He replied what kind do you…Continue

Milk Replacer

Started by Sophia A. Heimberg in Kidding. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Wednesday. 16 Replies

I want to be ready for anything, so if I end up having to bottle feed the kids, what is the best milk/milk replacer to give the kids, if regular goat milk is not available. Continue

Blog Posts

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

I have a question about milk production please help me..

Posted by Kara Agoston on August 10, 2014 at 10:51am 8 Comments

Hi I am posting not knowing if this is the right way to do it as it's my first time posting. My question is that I am milking for the first time and I have a first freshener and I have only been milking her in the morning. I take the two doelings away from Mom at night as I have a stall separator that allows them to be beside mom but separate. I only milk her in the am and return her to her babies for the whole day. I noticed the amount I have been getting from her is decreasing. Should I be…

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Re-growth after disbudding

Posted by Ralph Paterno on June 12, 2014 at 3:59pm 3 Comments

We have an 8 week old buckling who we neutered this morning using a Ritchey Nipper!  It went smoothly relatively speaking.  About a week ago though I noticed a different issue - a scur coming up.  Now they are in 3 places, about 1/2 inch tall and pretty thin (so they are kind of sharp).  What should I do?  I'm concerned about him hurting someone else when headbutting.  Do I have him re-burned by the vet? (I'm doing the burning next year)!   cut them myself somehow (how?)?  Any ideas.…

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Cutting back

Posted by Lyn Adams on June 10, 2014 at 9:47am 1 Comment

Recently a friend asked how much I feed my goats and how often. Well as of Monday I have cut back from twice a day to only am feeding. They have all the second cut they want and fresh water, minerals and baking soda . We built a 3 sided shelter for them as well, I now lock them out of the barn durning the day. This really will help to keep the barn cleaner longer. Hope this doesn't sound cruel . Curious to know what other people do.

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