Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Tammy Lee Birrer replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion Triplets born today
"Just weighed her. She is 2lb 5 oz. Fed her some colostrum by a tiny syringe.  I could try. Mom is letting the others nurse with my supervision."
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Naomi D'Andrea replied to Tammy Lee Birrer's discussion Triplets born today
"If you're sure the kid is warm, would you be able to stay outside with it and oversee nursing? If mom is reluctant, you could encourage her to stand still by giving a treat while you direct the kid to nurse. From what reading I've done, it…"
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Triplets born today

Need advise. Triplets born to a first timer r. Not very attentive that I've seen so far. One is very tiny looks to be last born . Wet cold. Been 35-40 degrees outside. Heat lamp was on but wasn't under. I brought inside to warm up. Now what? Should I try getting to nurse on mom or bottle her milk/ colostrum for itSee More
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James Tinker replied to James Tinker's discussion First Freshener FF Pre kidding udder development...due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Your welcome, I plan on doing this again with my mini lamancha "
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Janice Murphy replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Thank you, Rachel. That is very helpful information. A lot of info to assimilate in this goat business! We are so enjoying the girls, they have added so much to our lives."
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Rachel Payne replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Congrats on your new does!  The site you're looking for is adgagenetics.org. There you can search pedigrees and production history, etc. Adga.org is the regular, main site with forms, member services, etc.  Being a member will save…"
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Bob Thomas replied to Lori's discussion Expectant ND Goat Mommy Here!
"Welcome to the wonderful world of Nigerians. Sounds like you have a great plan in place. If you ever get to the Madison Wisconsin area come by for a visit . Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock, Edgerton WI."
Feb 16
Lori replied to James Tinker's discussion First Freshener FF Pre kidding udder development...due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Thank you for posting all the pictures!  As Deborah said, newbies like myself learn a lot from the posts of others.   "
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Triplets born today

Started by Tammy Lee Birrer in Introductions. Last reply by Tammy Lee Birrer 52 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Need advise. Triplets born to a first timer r. Not very attentive that I've seen so far. One is very tiny looks to be last born . Wet cold. Been 35-40 degrees outside. Heat lamp was on but wasn't under. I brought inside to warm up. Now what? Should…Continue

First Freshener FF Pre kidding udder development...due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown

Started by James Tinker in Kidding. Last reply by James Tinker on Tuesday. 49 Replies

50 more days to go. Yolanda is getting heavier and just starting to develop an udder. So exciting, this will be our first kidding. Black one is Yolanda, gold one is the buck. she isn't very big so i am guessing a single…Continue

Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA

Started by Janice Murphy in Introductions. Last reply by Janice Murphy on Monday. 2 Replies

hello, we are a family of four, living in Seattle on our tiny urban farm of  half an acre. We welcomed our two does last July , mama Peaches (almost 3 years old) and daughter Loosa (almost 2 years old). We would like to breed them both this winter…Continue

Any thoughts about purchasing semen?

Started by Janice Murphy in Breeding on Sunday. 0 Replies

we would like to breed our two does SOON and have missed their heats the last few months from being overwhelmed with other life events. We don’t seem to have too many options for bucks in the Puget  Sound area and our girls are not used to being put…Continue

Expectant ND Goat Mommy Here!

Started by Lori in Introductions. Last reply by Bob Thomas Feb 16. 1 Reply

Well my husband and I just finished hand clearing 10+ acres and built a new home in 2015.  Since then, we've completed the 2 chicken coops with covered/hardware clothed runs due to all of the predators that we have that love to eat chicken and have…Continue

Tags: Dwarf, Michigan, SE, Nigerian, Newbie

Thin 7 yr old doe

Started by Melissa Johnson in Health. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Feb 13. 8 Replies

Doe that is thin.  I can feel readily her spine.  Her sides are fairly sunken in.  Unusually...I feed orchard grass. She has been wormed, fecal done, came back ok, did three b12 injections 3 days apart. she was hollering last night, heat, so…Continue

Learning how to goat....

Started by Melanie in Introductions. Last reply by Melanie Feb 6. 2 Replies

Hello all!!  My husband and I recently left the city behind and bought some acreage in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma.  We instantly decided we should fill our space with cute, tiny animals!  Nigerian Dwarf Goats quickly became an obsession.  We…Continue

High Iron level in blood test result

Started by Bob Thomas in Health. Last reply by Bob Thomas Feb 3. 4 Replies

I had the Vet take a sample of one of my Boys to see where his blood levels were in minerals.His results .Copper 1.5Iron 3.4Selenium .12Vitamin E .o44Zinc .88I am already adjusting for the Vitamin E, had suspected there was an issue there that is…Continue

Bleeding goat

Started by Maggie in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 3. 6 Replies

My doe is bleeding from her back side. I cant tell if it’s feom her anus or vulva. This isn’t the first time she’s had some blood but it’s the worst time and seems more out of place. There also seems to be a swollen red bump. She is a rescue and…Continue

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Started by Barbara Jean Rondine in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 22. 1 Reply

I need to change from two milking a day to one. What are the best (easiest on my doe) ways to do that? I think she is about one month pregnant. She has been giving a pint of milk each milking. Thanks for any suggestions.BarbContinue

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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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