for people who love the littlest dairy goats
As we continue to define our purpose with goats on our farm, I've got a question regarding the annual breeding of does. Once a doe is bred, is it beneficial to the goat at all to continue to breed her year after year? In other words, if we are…Continue
Hi everyone, I just got my first two NDG does on Saturday (two days ago), and the one has very flaky skin w/lots of dandruff. I've read this is common, and the breeder just copper bolused and gave them both a selenium/vit E shot before I picked…Continue
I was hoping to catch someone in heat for a fall kidding so I could have milk through the winter. However, my does and Mother Nature had a different plan. Today, I finally caught Summer in heat so she went to visit Stuart (Poppy Patch CW Stuart)…Continue
Oh ND friends, I do wish I could post a photo! but unable. I have a buck that for the first time has presented with a "thinning of hair look" about his eyes and around his mouth...and then some mottling pink-red around his mouth -really on one…Continue
I have two questions today.The first is: I have two goats that are a Nigerian Dwarf mix that are polled. They both gave birth this year to little boys. One each. My question is the babies are growing hair covered bumps but at 5 weeks and 3 weeks…Continue
I've a hen sitting on 14 eggs and is now day 22. Two chicks were born yesterday morning but none of the other eggs have hatched yet (at least 29 hours later). I suspect some of the eggs may be from other hens who laid in her nest once she was…Continue
Hello, I have a dear friend whose goat appears to have milk but the two boys in the herd are fixed. She didn't acquire the goats for milk but more by happenstance. The female's utters don't appear to be hot but my friend is still concerned. Is it…Continue
As breeding season begins, I'm getting ready to decide who gets bred, and who doesn't. I'm fairly new to goats, and purchased one goat from a breeder that was less then honest. I purchased a buckling that I used in last years breeding. I just…Continue
I have two seventeen day old kids (my first!) whose hair from their eyes to their nose is thin. Their hair looked normal at birth; it's kind of like the hair on their faces got behind in their otherwise rapid growth. I'll attach a photo where you…Continue
Mother Mavis gave birth to twins, 45 min. in labour for the first large one, and then a small brother, who popped out after a few minutes. The small one has been getting weaker and weaker as the larger keeps pushing him out of the way.
Now I'm milking the mom to feed the babe. How many hours do 2 day old kids sleep? I keep bringing the kid back to the mom, but he just nestles her and can't seem to latch on to the teat. I'm hoping, he'll get stronger as the days go by.