Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Extended heat?
"Yep, she could be in heat again. They can sometimes have a false heat and then have a real heat about six days later. Happened a couple of times to us this fall."
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Stacy is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Sarah Boussuge's photo
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First of my girls bred this year!!!!

"You know what I do. I have a "kid album" as I call it. Every year I take so many pictures of the kids. And my goats have so many kids every year in 2-3 years I'll probably have a hard time remembering ALL the kids by name. So I have a…"
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Phebe commented on Sarah Boussuge's photo
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First of my girls bred this year!!!!

"Yes, I enjoy seeing baby kids too! I find the video of them bouncing around at just a few days old vey therapeutic. There are certain events in life that you have to smile for. Its impossible to be in a bad mood when you see: a baby goat learning to…"
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Sarah Boussuge's photo
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First of my girls bred this year!!!!

"Thank you Phebe! I think so! I am so excited to see what my girls pop out in April and May. You'll have to message me when you post pictures of your kids!! I LOVE seeing others kids!!"
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Glenna Rose posted a discussion

Extended heat?

Last weekend, Summer, my four-year-old doe (still milking after April kidding) was very definitely in heat.  However, she is showing signs of heat again today and is quite moist.  I took her yearling daughter (Dancer) today to be bred - she was definitely in heat!  Is this "sympathy heat" or could Summer actually be in heat again so soon?  Her milk production is also down about 2/3 of a week ago.See More
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Phebe replied to Margaret Langley's discussion Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!
"Ok, thanks! I just figured out how to add pictures with your help. She was running put with buck in September, so yes she likely is pregnant, but not far into her pregnancy yet. I will try to post pix tomorrow since the barn is dark now."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Margaret Langley's discussion Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!
"No, it's not really fat. A goat can have a belly like that and even be underweight. They've just lost their girlish figure from having a few too many kids. "
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Margaret Langley's discussion Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!
"Phebe, you can add a picture by clicking on the second box in the "compose" window where you write your response. When you mouse over the second box -- next to the one that says "link" -- it will say "image." Do you…"
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Phebe commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"I have 6 from Kyeema Ridge, and 1 from Meg's Mini Nigerians. I highly reccommend Kyeema Ridge, and I will never buy from Meg again. I'm extremely happy with my goats! They bring us much joy!!! This is my first year with goats, and we are…"
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"Phebe, so far, I have one doe that I think is pregnant. I put another of my does with the buck. I thought that she took but she went into heat just a few days ago. I guess she's not pregnant. I will breed 4 of my does this year and I will have…"
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Phebe commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"Sarah, I have 3 doe due in about 10 weeks, one doe was just bred on the 2nd of November, but I'm not sure she is settled. Another doe I bred on the 4th went back into heat on the 9th, so maybe on Thanksgiving I can put her with the buck again."
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"That doe is gorgeous..."
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"At least you don't have that much longer left to wait!! You should post pictures of the kids once they're born. "
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Phebe replied to Michael Garwood's discussion We have started....
"Michael, Thank you so much for the update! Congratulations on your new kids! I definitely took for granted how easily I acquired my herd! I simply researched, visited, and picked them up. I cannot believe the task you are undertaking to start your…"
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Michael Garwood replied to Michael Garwood's discussion We have started....
"Phebe, We implanted in April and in September we had kids on our hands. Out of 16 embryos implanted, we got 4 buck kids and one single doe kid, but she is lovely. Well..., so are the boys, but the little doe kid is very sweet.  We took the kids…"
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Peggy Grossenbacher posted a discussion

Male goat with wet belly.

Hi everyone. I was hoping someone could help me figure out what is wrong with my almost 4 year old buck.  All of the sudden he has a thin clear discharge coming from his penis all the time.  His belly is always wet.  I immediately thought of urinary calculi but I kept watch and he is urinating and he doesn't seem to be in any distress, however, he is NOT going to the bathroom as often as he was.  Use to be every time I turned around he was peeing, but I had to watch him for a while to make sure…See More
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Phebe commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"Sarah, mine are due in February. I'm counting down already!!!"
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"Just got one of my does bred. I just started dreaming about what those kids are gonna look like. That's not good. I still have 5 months left to wait!!"
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Extended heat?

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

Last weekend, Summer, my four-year-old doe (still milking after April kidding) was very definitely in heat.  However, she is showing signs of heat again today and is quite moist.  I took her yearling daughter (Dancer) today to be bred - she was…Continue

Can a goat be morbidly obese instead of pregnant!

Started by Margaret Langley in Kidding. Last reply by Phebe on Tuesday. 17 Replies

I keep thinking about Deborah describing the difference to us between fat/preg. . I realize that today is only July 1st and my goat who was pasture bred & due in June, but I also keep thinking of how huge she was when I saw her on March the 3rd.…Continue

We have started....

Started by Michael Garwood in Goat Friends. Last reply by Phebe on Monday. 19 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

Male goat with wet belly.

Started by Peggy Grossenbacher in Health on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone. I was hoping someone could help me figure out what is wrong with my almost 4 year old buck.  All of the sudden he has a thin clear discharge coming from his penis all the time.  His belly is always wet.  I immediately thought of urinary…Continue

Spent Brewers Grain

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

I wanted to ask everyone what their thoughts were on feeding spent brewers grain.  We are fortunate to have an artisan brewer as our neighbor who is happy to offload a seemingly endless fresh supply.  In June I started regularly feeding them various…Continue

How much milk?

Started by Dasha Davis in Home Dairy. Last reply by Phebe on Saturday. 21 Replies

I was just speaking with a lady that has nigerians. She said that her nigies give 1 quart each a day. Is this average? I thought it was 2 quarts a day? We are a family of five and can only afford two goats. We are wanting to make sour cream, cream…Continue

Using selenium free choice

Started by Beverley Sieminski in Health. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Saturday. 10 Replies

Deborah - I have seen you mention  using free choice selenium.  Was going to order some but wanted to ask if you have ever had them use too much.    Is it not a concern that some would over use it, especially young ones or is it a pretty low dose? …Continue

Registering and Tattooing

Started by Krystal Keiser in Goats 101. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Saturday. 6 Replies

I am sure you have read all my other questions....here's one more. I am new to registered goats and am acquiring a small registered herd.  I would like to (if it is a benefit, and in accommodating buyers) be triple registered.  What are the pros and…Continue

Housing question

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 21. 9 Replies

Hi all!I have a cute little barn for my goats with an attached high fenced in area on side. I have no LGDs so this has worked safely and well enabling the darling goats to have lots of airflow at night. Daytime- they have access to their fields all…Continue

Breeding question: 2 bucks bred my doe

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 20. 15 Replies

This morning my doe was "ready", so much so that she wasn't interested in breakfast only in the boys. I put her in with them and since my mature buck, Earl, was carrying on so much, I thought he wouldn't let my bucklings near her. Not so. My most…Continue

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milk

Posted by Freddy wright on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??

Registered Nigerian Doe For Sale

Posted by Little Branch Farms on October 6, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Deer Ridge Farm Sweet Pea is for sale. She kids easy. This is her 2nd time kidding. 1st time had a single buckling. This time had a doeling and buckling. Gives alot of milk. Does good on milking stand getting better each day. Has a nice full udder. We have been milking her she is in milk but is starting to dry up. Have been milking her once a day. Was still working on shaving her in picture so not…

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Dry dog food

Posted by Freddy wright on October 5, 2014 at 9:36am 1 Comment

For some reason my boat wants to eat dog food
But I don't let him
How bad is it for goats??

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.

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