Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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GINGER K BRAUN replied to Aaron White's discussion HELP! Leg stiffness and weakness
"Awesome, thank you. "
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Aaron White's discussion HELP! Leg stiffness and weakness
"The challenge with mixing your own feed is that it's not going to be balanced. Depending upon the proportions of those things, it could be very high fat or high carb or high protein. And there are no added minerals. You really need a recipe…"
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GINGER K BRAUN replied to Aaron White's discussion HELP! Leg stiffness and weakness
"I mix my feed, Alfalfa pellets, oats, BOSS and blackeye peas. They've never had medicated feed. I have plenty of pasture to graze."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Aaron White's discussion HELP! Leg stiffness and weakness
"Possibly vitamin E deficiency. Contrary to popular belief, there is not a therapeutic dose of E in BoSe. It's actually less than the amount a goat needs in a single day. It's simply added as a preservative and to boost the selenium a bit.…"
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"Thank you Janie, I am new to goats. I have 1 doe and her doeling, and another doeling. Have had them for 3 months now."
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GINGER K BRAUN liked Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Introducing my newest online course! And it's FREE!
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GINGER K BRAUN replied to Aaron White's discussion HELP! Leg stiffness and weakness
"I read through most of this thread. I also have a doeling with back legs stiffening. She was born Jan 30, 2019 a quadruplet, one stillborn sibling, the other 2 fine. She would be running and back legs freeze causing her to nose dive into the dirt.…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle posted a discussion

Introducing my newest online course! And it's FREE!

Did you know that what you do now can have a big impact on your kidding success in the spring? Mineral deficiencies, not recognizing the signs of a doe in heat, and holding a doe for breeding can all result in failure. I receive lots of emails and messages in the spring from people wondering why their doe aborted at four months or never gave birth at all -- and the answer often lies in what happened (or not) around the time of breeding. Because I don't want everyone to have to learn this the…See More
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Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Breeding age
"Haha yeah that’s a good point. She is long bodied as is her dam but not oddly so. I’m gonna weigh her again too cause even though she is close to the same size as my other doe around that weight I’m starting to wonder if maybe the…"
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HELP! Leg stiffness and weakness

Started by Aaron White in Health. Last reply by GINGER K BRAUN yesterday. 20 Replies

I have a 15 week old doeling who has been exhibiting a stiff gait for several weeks.  I unfortunately, being new to this, did not pay it enough attention just figuring it was something strange about her.  But the stiffness in the rear legs has…Continue

Introducing my newest online course! And it's FREE!

Started by Deborah Niemann-Boehle in Breeding Aug 12. 0 Replies

Did you know that what you do now can have a big impact on your kidding success in the spring? Mineral deficiencies, not recognizing the signs of a doe in heat, and holding a doe for breeding can all result in failure. I receive lots of emails and…Continue

Breeding age

Started by Maggie in Breeding. Last reply by Maggie Aug 9. 4 Replies

What’s the earliest that you guys will breed a doe age wise? I have a doe that is 6 mo old but she’s already over 60lbs and 18inches tall. I usually wait until my does are 10mo but it usually takes them that long to be that size. I have access to a…Continue

Wether drooling and not swallowing food

Started by Jess Johnson in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 31. 21 Replies

Yesterday morning, my five month old wether had foamy green drool coming out of his open mouth.  His mouth was stuffed with chewed hay/leaves.I dug it all out and felt his throat and there didn’t appear to be any blockage.  When I let him loose, he…Continue

Barn Ventilation

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 21. 7 Replies

Anyone out there have a favorite fan for under $300? Looking for recommendations. We have a pretty tiny barn (8x12) for only 3 goats. Half of one side of the barn is open all the time, but it gets very stuffy nonetheless.TIA!Continue

Hi fellow herders!

Started by GINGER K BRAUN in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 20. 7 Replies

Im in Central Texas trying to milk my way to riches. HA HA HA. I make cheese, fudge, soap and lotion with the milk. Love my little Nigerians and have been breeding them since 2013. Each year teaches something else or another way to do it. I have…Continue

Help! Severe Diarrhea, Worms??

Started by Sophie in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 12. 5 Replies

Hello, I am in need of some of you experience goat owners wisdom and advice!I have an about 3 year old doe who has severe diarrhea. It at first started out as clumpy poo, now it is very wet. She has really white eyelids, and has gotten really skinny…Continue

How to tell a Freemartin?

Started by GINGER K BRAUN in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 12. 5 Replies

I purchased a Nigerian Dwarf quad doeling at 7 days old as the runt. Litter was 2 doelings, 2 bucklings. Shes 3 months old now.Her clitoris is enlarged and teats small. She's still very small for her age but vet said she was urinating properly and…Continue

Doe and Wether For Sale San Diego

Started by Maggie in Introductions. Last reply by Maggie Jul 2. 1 Reply

Two ND kids available in San Diego County. Available to go home mid August. https://adgagenetics.org/PlannedPedigree.aspxContinue

First Heat

Started by Maggie in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 2. 1 Reply

How early can a doe come into heat? I have previously heard that the earliest is around 8 weeks but has anyone heard of it occurring sooner? I have a one week old doe who is exhibiting some heat signs including vaginal discharge. Am I crazy or could…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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