Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Scarlett Salamone replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"I agree with Patty, glad to hear everything is under control for you Julia! :D  Seems to be here too - no rain for some days here as well has really helped.  Girls are out in pasture and loving it.  Hope your kids are having a ball in…"
4 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
" So happy for you that things seem to be getting better. :)  May you have smooth sailing from here on! "
5 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion I'm Selling a Goat... Help
"Not for ADGA, but to be in compliance with mandatory scrapie eradication laws, you technically do.  ADGA tattoo  numbers are acceptable for that (IN Minnesota at least), so long as they can trace back to your own farm and the goat in…"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion I'm Selling a Goat... Help
"Also, for future reference: You don't need to tattoo goats that cannot be registered. At least not for ADGA. :) "
13 hours ago
Patty Meyer replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion I'm Selling a Goat... Help
"Ditto to everything Deborah said.  I would have said exactly the same things.  I also make sure they know about goat minerals, and give them a small amount of mine, and give them a link to this site and make sure they know about…"
14 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion I'm Selling a Goat... Help
"I don't wean does or wethers until the day they are sold. I see no point in putting them the stress of weaning and then the stress of going to a new home. I don't think any of my goats have ever had any problems because of this. Actually…"
15 hours ago
Jabe Thomas posted a discussion

I'm Selling a Goat... Help

Hello there. We are preparing to sell our ND wether. He is 3 mo. old and is separated from his mom at night, but still nurses during the day. My question is: is their a weening process, or does he stop nursing cold turkey when he is sold.Also, for those of you who have sold goats in the past, what are the "norms" or routines of selling a goat? He's tattooed, had his shots, and hooves have been trimmed. What else is there? Do you give a "goodie" basket? Should I send some grain? Thanks for your…See More
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Miss Kiddie's 2014 buckling

"Hi Dawn, Thanks for asking!  We decided to keep this buckling.  He is very well bred, balanced and has lots of good producers on both sides.  Laughing, besides....he's cute!  If you get a chance check out our website.…"
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Miss Kiddie's 2014 buckling

"He is beautiful!  Are you selling him?  I have a 2yr reg. buck, who I need to trade out.  He is very friendly and not very stinky :) "
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"Everything's under control right now. It stopped raining and things are drying out. No one is sick (fingers crossed) and kids are all happy and healthy (does too). Sometimes being a goat herd mom is pretty stressful but the majority of the time…"
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Patty Meyer replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"Julia, I'm sorry to see that you're still struggling with this.  We've had tons of rain this year too, as you've read about.  It's been a hard year for getting does and kids outside on dry pasture.  So far, we…"
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Scarlett Salamone replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"Oh gosh Julia I'm so sorry you're having this problem.  I'm worried I'm going to have the same thing since I had the one doeling come down with it.  She just had her last dose of Corid today and she seems like she is…"
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3 kids on a barrel is a barrel of fun!

3 Nigerian Dwarf goat kids playing on a barrel
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"The bottles say 1.8ml per 10lbs. So that's what I've been dosing. It's pretty hard to get it exact so I try to get close. I'd be interested to know what dosage Marin is using? Hopefully she'll reply. Even though it is…"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"I have a 10x15 barn and there are 3 does with 4 kids total in it. At one point there were 3 does with 7 kids! I recently sold one of the does and her kid and one other kid so I will soon have 2 does with one kid each. Hopefully that will be a lot…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"I know it sounds crazy, but keeping the barn clean (when they have to stay inside) really is the key. When a more experienced person first told me that, I thought she was crazy! It's a barn! But throwing down more straw daily was the only thing…"
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Julia Johnson replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"What is the dosage for the baycox?"
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"Oh good point on the milk withdrawal!  I do have Baycox now, there is an ebay seller or two who get it and sell it in the US on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181334531744) They have it in 8ml or 25ml. My vet told me he can't get it because…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?
"Ditto on what Marin said about milk withdrawal and Corid, if your milkers will have access to that water. Until I figured out how to control coccidia with environmental strategies, I wound wind up just dosing every kid as soon as one would get it.…"
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Coccidiosis over and over. Advice for keeping kids feet out of feeders?

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Health. Last reply by Scarlett Salamone 4 hours ago. 14 Replies

First my little wether got it. Two weeks later a doeling, then about the time she was through the meds, another doeling got it. I have feeders off the floor and "steps" for them to stand on so they will not stand in the bowls but it doesn't help!…Continue

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I'm Selling a Goat... Help

Started by Jabe Thomas in Goats 101. Last reply by Patty Meyer 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello there. We are preparing to sell our ND wether. He is 3 mo. old and is separated from his mom at night, but still nurses during the day. My question is: is their a weening process, or does he stop nursing cold turkey when he is sold.Also, for…Continue

Sprague River Oregon Fire

Started by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm in Goat Friends. Last reply by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on Friday. 4 Replies

After a week of sheer hell the fire that has been raging here in our little town is finally getting under control. Many have lost their homes and everything. We thank God for all the prayers that were coming in and our little farm was spared. We are…Continue

New in Kansas

Started by Katie Krohn in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Friday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone! Thank you for the add! I am very new to the goat world, but I am eager to learn new things. I have recently brought home a ND doe that is bred and also a mini Lamancha doe who is also supposed to be pregnant. I will try to post a…Continue

milker

Started by Paul Spear in Home Dairy. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on Friday. 9 Replies

  I need more info on the Henery Miller milker, pleaseContinue

Ivermectin reaction - has anyone had one with their babies??

Started by Beverley Sieminski in Introductions. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Thursday. 5 Replies

I wormed my little ones a couple of days ago - the youngest being 10 weeks.  I used ivermectin injectable given orally - 1cc per 34 lbs per my vet's instr. several years ago.Never seen anyone have a reaction to getting it but  - I came out to their…Continue

Hay Quandary

Started by Patty Meyer in Goat Friends. Last reply by Scarlett Salamone on Thursday. 10 Replies

This post really doesn't have a category.  I'm just looking for someone to commiserate with me, or encourage me, or advise me.Here in Minnesota, it has done nothing but rain.  Nobody's having good fortune with their crops, hay isn't getting put up,…Continue

Finally Have Corid - Help with Dosing Please

Started by Scarlett Salamone in Health. Last reply by Scarlett Salamone on Thursday. 6 Replies

My Corid just arrived, so much for speedy delivery huh, and I was looking at the bottle trying to figure out the math for dosing.  I want to be sure I get it right as the directions are a little confusing.In short, as a drench the bottle says: Add 3…Continue

Doe has worms I can see!

Started by Julia @Woody Glen Farm in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 15. 11 Replies

What kind would this be? I am giving her a dewormer today. Her eyelids are pink but not dark. She pooped big clumpy poo with mucusy stuff and I could see worms in it! They're not big (like dog worms) but long and skinny and very small. Continue

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Re-disbud?

Started by Rebekah in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 13. 4 Replies

We had our first kidding almost 3 weeks ago (2 bucklings and a doeling) and it went really well! We disbudded on day 3 (or 4?). I wanted to do a third go around on each bud but my husband stopped me - he was really concerned about brain damage, etc.…Continue

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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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