Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Phebe replied to Rachel Payne's discussion Early Abortion
"Rachel, I'm very interested in your story. This is new to me (I'm pretty new to goats) I would love to hear an update if and when you get one. I know of a person who raises goats and has a high mortality rate in babies before and after…"
4 hours ago
Judy Asarkof replied to Rachel Payne's discussion Early Abortion
"http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127955946 Not that it will help understanding how this happened but depending upon what the WADDL people say- maybe no to the milk."
13 hours ago
Judy Asarkof replied to Rachel Payne's discussion Early Abortion
"There was a fabulous blurb about toxoplasmosis on either NPR or a Ted Talk that you'd probably like to listen to. About people and toxoplasmosis. I'll see if I can find it. Sorry you both went through that!!!!"
14 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rachel Payne's discussion Early Abortion
"I would actually call WADDL and ask their pathologist those questions. They're usually happy to answer questions."
16 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Prayer Needed! Thank you.
"Thank you all so very much!  We are holding up fairly well.  Our family has the children most of the time now, and my SIL is only able to visit with them a bit in the mornings.  It's so hard, and sad, but it's going better…"
17 hours ago
Rachel Payne replied to Rachel Payne's discussion Early Abortion
"Update: I got the caprine abortion profile from WADDL done, and she was negative for everything but positive for toxoplasmosis. :( My guess is she got it from one of our barn cats. I've talked to my vet and she said that once they're…"
18 hours ago
Joseph Crisanti MD is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Rosalyn Abbott replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Prayer Needed! Thank you.
"I just say this, Patty, and prayed and will keep praying for your sister in law and your entire family."
yesterday
Kristi Stone replied to Beth Courtney's discussion overgrown feet
"I bought the same kind that Rachel likes for about 20 bucks at the local feed store. The ones that they told me were actually for trimming hoofs were HUGE. Glad I picked the right ones! :D"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Beth Courtney's discussion overgrown feet
"You can purchase hoof trimmers on line. I use this kind: http://www.caprinesupply.com/new-green-hoof-trimmer.html and while they look a lot like garden snips, they are NOT. "
yesterday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Judy H's discussion Grey fox Predator?
"Here in Oregon, ODFW says that if you come across a fox in the day time, that is not scared of humans, to assume it is sick, and contact them. In areas where humans live, they are shot. We have confirmed cases of rabies in foxes here. "
yesterday
Aaron White joined Chaverah Farm's group
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Beth Courtney posted a discussion

overgrown feet

What are the best scissors for trimming the goats feet?   I've left them far to long and they have overgrown.  The garden snips don't work.See More
yesterday
James Tinker replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"That is what i wanted to know. I have just about to finish a bag of grain and they feel meaty to me and are just over 2 months old."
Thursday
Kate Riggs posted photos
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Michael Garwood replied to Judy H's discussion Grey fox Predator?
"Judy, You are probably right. The incident I mentioned happened before 1960 and that area of Virginia is now urban sprawl.  It has been nearly 25 years since I moved to Australia and I know that the U.S. is not the same place as that in which I…"
Thursday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Fencing
"YES. It's possible. I have had the same doe end up pregnant TWO YEARS IN A ROW now through small fencing. (Cattle Panels, with sturdy plastic fencing 3' and below.) This year, I didn't notice that my electric fence had grounded out,…"
Thursday
Judy Asarkof posted a discussion

Fencing

I have read on some lists that it is dangerous to have just 1 layer of fencing between girls and boys. With Nigerians- is it really possible for them to breed through 2x4 inch wovern wire fencing. At 20 weeks, my bucklings will be moving to permanent quarters away from girls but until then??????Let me know so I don't have surprises.See More
Thursday
Judy Asarkof replied to Aaron White's discussion Pasture vs. Forest
"Hi Aaron- be aware that some people feel black walnut can be toxic to goats and sheep. But good news is that the wood is very high in value so you might be able to carefully have a forestry person cut down areas that have the walnut which would…"
Thursday
Judy Asarkof replied to Judy H's discussion Grey fox Predator?
"These days we have messed with the environment so much that you can't assume illness! Most foxes regularly hunt both day and night. Many are habituated to people, especially when feeding pups. Gray foxes are lovely and unless you left a young…"
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Early Abortion

Started by Rachel Payne in Kidding. Last reply by Phebe 4 hours ago. 12 Replies

This kidding season is the worst I've experienced so far. The latest blow is one of my favorite does having an early abortion. She was only about two months along. I noticed last night she has blood matted in her tail. I checked for injury but…Continue

Prayer Needed! Thank you.

Started by Patty Meyer in Goat Friends. Last reply by Patty Meyer 17 hours ago. 17 Replies

Please, any of you who pray, pray for my sister in law and family over the next few days. She is getting a scan within the next couple of hours to see what has happened with the cancer over the last 6 months. Tomorrow morning they will meet with the…Continue

overgrown feet

Started by Beth Courtney in Health. Last reply by Kristi Stone yesterday. 2 Replies

What are the best scissors for trimming the goats feet?   I've left them far to long and they have overgrown.  The garden snips don't work.Continue

Grey fox Predator?

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres yesterday. 6 Replies

We have a grey fox that seems to have made it's home very nearby to us. The grey fox is very rare in these parts, old timers say it's been years since they have seen one.  He is quite bold and not bothered much by us humans.  Our neighbor opened the…Continue

what age to wean bottle baby from grain

Started by James Tinker in Goats 101. Last reply by James Tinker on Thursday. 2 Replies

What age should I wean bottle baby bucklings and does from grain?

Fencing

Started by Judy Asarkof in Breeding. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Thursday. 1 Reply

I have read on some lists that it is dangerous to have just 1 layer of fencing between girls and boys. With Nigerians- is it really possible for them to breed through 2x4 inch wovern wire fencing. At 20 weeks, my bucklings will be moving to…Continue

Pasture vs. Forest

Started by Aaron White in Goats 101. Last reply by Judy Asarkof on Thursday. 6 Replies

The land my family and I have purchased, 38 acres, is all forested. It is made up primarily of hardwoods (black walnuts, oaks, others unidentified) that have been growing for about 100 years since the land was last farmed. As I dream and read about…Continue

Tags: pasture, trees, Forest

Hello from South Carolina

Started by Aaron White in Introductions. Last reply by Aaron White on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Greetings all, new member...first post...and all thatLet me introduce myself a bit: I am currently in the Army but I am being medically retired due to several health issues. Because of this unexpected change in our lives, my family and I have…Continue

Tags: Carolina, South

Strange on-again-off-again clumpy poop

Started by Diane Kennedy in Health. Last reply by Diane Kennedy on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi,I'm probably going to call my vet, and do a fecal test, but in the meantime I thought I'd see if anyone here has experienced this. My four-year-old buck has had clumpy poop on and off for the past few days. He is on dry lot and fed hay, so worms…Continue

fodder

Started by Dion Walters in Introductions. Last reply by Dion Walters on Wednesday. 10 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has tried growing fodder as feed. i wanna give it a try. i read posts from @ 2 years ago.thanksContinue

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7 week old agouti pygmys

Posted by Dion Walters on April 28, 2015 at 12:40am 0 Comments

they are 7 weeks old today

Feeding Kids

Posted by Laura Nicklas on April 26, 2015 at 9:30am 5 Comments

We have 2 kid bucks. Trouble is 15 days old and lost his mama at 4 days old. He takes his bottle well. Little Bit is 10 days old and fights the bottle. We use a syringe for the most part. He bites at it rather than sucks. We have tried different nipples, different milk, and dipped it in honey/molasses. He is a hand full at feeding time. Any suggestions?

Building a Goat Maze to maxamize Browse on one acre

Posted by Paul Badon on April 25, 2015 at 7:40pm 1 Comment

Am interested in developing a Permaculture version of raising Nigerian Dwarfs for my own use not a business............ I am on Face Book as Permaculture for Georgia........ I like to call my Effort The Goat Maze Home of the Amazing Goats.My effort is 10 does one billy and babies only once a year........ My Goat Maze is on one acre , the pens are set up with 10 plastic tote houses in the center with browsing sections that look like a orange cut…
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