Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion "Precoscious" doeling
"A precocious doe is one that starts milking without being bred. This is just a doe that's acting bucky. Some does do tend to act more bucky than others. I have an 8-year-old that worried me when she was younger because she acted like that, but…"
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"Precoscious" doeling

Hi,  I'm having trouble in my barn with a 6 month old female twin doeling trying  to mount the other goats,  vocalizing vociferously and so dedicated that she doesn't stop pestering to eat.  She is polled    from a polled mom and horned dad, so i hope this isn't a case of hermafrodism. Any ideas and suggestions would help.  She has changed a peaceful barn to a bunch (4) of butting each other goats for the last 3 weeks Thanks very much, Barb RondineSee More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Chelsea Bell's discussion Ultra Boss Pour on For Kiddos?
"I have never used that on goats, but I read the label. I would not put it on their face. I'd worry about it getting into their eyes. Also, this is for flies and lice both, and the face would be for flies. Lice may get as far as the top of the…"
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Ultra Boss Pour on For Kiddos?

Hey all. My two ND kiddos have lice. I purchased the Ultra Boss pour on. According to the dosage, it states to give 1.5 ml per 50 lbs. should I give them this dosage? They are probably 15 lbs max. It says to pour on back and face. Is the fact correct? I feel like it would burn or sting!
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle left a comment for Barbara Jean Rondine
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Barbara Jean Rondine left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Another concern is that the mom has developed bumps,  like hives,  on the right side of her udder. She still milks nicely and is eating well.  I walk them in the snow and wonder if this could be an irritant,  but why on half of…"
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Barbara Jean Rondine left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Deborah, Remember the quints born this summer ? I kept the two doelings and they are 6 months old now. For the past two weeks, or so, one of them has started mounting and vocalizing and nipping at the others and pesters them almost all the…"
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"Precoscious" doeling

Started by Barbara Jean Rondine in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 30. 1 Reply

Hi,  I'm having trouble in my barn with a 6 month old female twin doeling trying  to mount the other goats,  vocalizing vociferously and so dedicated that she doesn't stop pestering to eat.  She is polled    from a polled mom and horned dad, so i…Continue

Ultra Boss Pour on For Kiddos?

Started by Chelsea Bell in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 28. 1 Reply

Hey all. My two ND kiddos have lice. I purchased the Ultra Boss pour on. According to the dosage, it states to give 1.5 ml per 50 lbs. should I give them this dosage? They are probably 15 lbs max. It says to pour on back and face. Is the fact…Continue

Drying up my goat

Started by Maynie36 in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 9 Replies

My 7 year old has never had a baby and I have never milked her.  Her udders would look full every year and then go back down.  The last couple of years they didn't go back down and this year they got huge.  The vet said I had to milk her.  Now it's…Continue

About Me?

Started by Jacy Wasoski in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 1 Reply

Hello, my name is Jacy and I am the founder/owner of Mihi (my high) Trip Nigerian Dwarfs in southern Oregon. I stared my adventure about 4 years ago as a 4-H project with two does. The following year I increased to three does and it was an FFA…Continue

Soon to be goat owner

Started by Helen Huskins in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 5 Replies

Hello Everyone!  I am getting my first goats in about 6 weeks-mid September.  I am getting a Nigerian Dwarf doeling and a mini Oberhasli wether.  Both were born in March.  I've been planning purchasing goats for a year, reading and learning as much…Continue

New to the Forum

Started by Jacob Patrick Kirtley in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 3 Replies

Hows it going! My name is Jacob and my wife is meagan and we have 2 goats. They are siblings, 4 1/2 months old and are the sweetest little things you'll ever meet. We live in Cleburne, TX and are looking to learn as much as we can before shes old…Continue

Can dry doe be forced into milk?

Started by Glenna Rose in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 2 Replies

My Ginger girl, the first baby born here, had a horrible tragedy with her first litter in March of 2016 and both were lost. I did milk her; her first month's milk went to help a rejected kid elsewhere.I was heartbroken because I believe she would…Continue

Grain and Goats

Started by Jakayla Marie Hamminga in Goats 101. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16. 3 Replies

I have a herd of four right now, a buckling from this spring, a whether from this spring as bucklings buddy, and a mother/ daughter pair, mom a few years old and baby from this spring as well. My question is on grain and goats. I'm sure it varies by…Continue

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Copper Deficiency

Started by Sheana in Goats 101 Nov 6. 0 Replies

Hello, we just rescued a buck Nigerian dwarf. His coat is completely white, I dont think he has a fish tail, the tip has hair, but the underside is completely bald. I am not sure if he has always been white or if this is a sign of copper deficiency.…Continue

Whats best

Started by Brianna in Goats 101. Last reply by Sheana Oct 27. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! I am new to the whole goat raising and homesteading but i find it extremely interesting and fun to learn about. Anyways my husband and i bought a goat whose roughly 4 months old give or take and we were told by the lady we got him from…Continue

Blog Posts

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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When can goat kids go out on pasture?

Posted by Sophie on May 20, 2016 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Hey! I have a question for anyone who'd be kind enough to answer! :) I'm new to goat, we just got 3 NG last week. One 7 year old milking doe, a 15 week old and a 8 week old doeling. When can the babies start going out to pasture? (we have a very safe and "kid" proof pasture) They haven't been in the pasture yet so I'm thinking I have to work them up to it like horses? How would I exactly do that? Also, the doe hasn't been in the pasture for a week but that's fine to put her in it all day…

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