Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Moving out of State - I need advise to Transport 3 Does and 2 Dogs

Hello,We just moved from Western North Carolina (WNC) to Southern Maine around a month ago. I am planning on flying back to WNC in the next few days to pick up some of our Nigerian Dwarf goats (3 does) and our 2 dogs (Great Pyrenees). Problem is that we don't have proper vehicles for this task as all we have is a Toyota Red Van (kind of untouchable for this job as it is the family vehicle) and a Hyundai Tucson (which I've used in the past for transporting the animals of our small farm in…See More
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Hay while on pasture?

Deborah,   In your book, I am pretty sure I read it in there, you say that goats should have access to hay pretty much 24/7.  I have hay available in our barns where the goats are when not out on pasture but currently do not have hay out in the pasture.  Our pasture is an overgrown power line area made up of blackberry brambles, long leaf pine tree saplings (which the goats just love), and other such brushy and weedy things.    Do I need to offer hay to the goats while they are out in this…See More
Sep 17
Myra Isaac replied to Myra Isaac's discussion HELP!! LGD pups dieing
"Turns out they had a BAD case of parasites. And it also turns out that you can check them the same way you check goats. Light gums and tongues mean parasites. We've had more rain this year than we've had in all the 30+ years my husband has…"
Sep 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Margot Gray's discussion teach to take the bottle?
"Yay! Good to hear! and then one second, it's like someone flipped a switch, and the kid acts like it's been sucking on a bottle forever. :) I hope that happens very soon!"
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Moving out of State - I need advise to Transport 3 Does and 2 Dogs

Started by Ruben Castellanos in Transportation on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hello,We just moved from Western North Carolina (WNC) to Southern Maine around a month ago. I am planning on flying back to WNC in the next few days to pick up some of our Nigerian Dwarf goats (3 does) and our 2 dogs (Great Pyrenees). Problem is…Continue

Hay while on pasture?

Started by Aaron White in Goats 101 Sep 17. 0 Replies

Deborah,   In your book, I am pretty sure I read it in there, you say that goats should have access to hay pretty much 24/7.  I have hay available in our barns where the goats are when not out on pasture but currently do not have hay out in the…Continue

HELP!! LGD pups dieing

Started by Myra Isaac in Health. Last reply by Myra Isaac Sep 16. 2 Replies

To make a long story short we've been getting a ton of rain. My 2.5 year old LGD female had a litter of pups July 26th 2018. In the last week we have lost three pups. We started out with a total of 11 and now we're down to 4. The pups get lethargic…Continue

teach to take the bottle?

Started by Margot Gray in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 12. 3 Replies

My doe had quads last night- all doelings! Two of them are weaker than the others, and I think it might be best to pull them and put them on the bottle.  Does anyone have tips on how to get them to take the bottle? They just sit there with the…Continue

Introduction :)

Started by Elizabeth Douglass in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 12. 4 Replies

Hi All,My name is Elizabeth and my 11 year old daughter and I just adopted 3 soon to be wether Nigerian Dwarf goats.  Their purpose:  to be fully and completely loved on.  Not sure of our herd name...so far have 'G' men...like FBI agents but they…Continue

Pemphigus foliaceus or mites? Skin problems on young doe

Started by Rosalyn Abbott in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 11. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I'm hoping some of you can help me figure out what's wrong with my young doe.  I have two mini lamanchas (75% nigerian) and one has been battling skin problems since last winter.  It started off with hair loss around her nose which I…Continue

My barns

Started by Aaron White in Goats 101. Last reply by James Tinker Sep 4. 4 Replies

Just for reference to help other newbies here are some photos of the two barns I built for my starting goat herd.  We are starting out with 4 does and 2 bucks.  The first barn is the doe barn and the second is the buck barn.  I will be glad to…Continue

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Collars for goats

Started by Aaron White in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 28. 1 Reply

We are picking up our goats next week and to help facilitate moving them around our property we are looking at using leads.  So a bit of a odd question maybe but if buying a dog collar (with of course the break away clip) to use on a Nigerian dwarf…Continue

New to the Forum

Started by Jacob Patrick Kirtley in Introductions. Last reply by Patty Meyer Aug 19. 2 Replies

Hows it going! My name is Jacob and my wife is meagan and we have 2 goats. They are siblings, 4 1/2 months old and are the sweetest little things you'll ever meet. We live in Cleburne, TX and are looking to learn as much as we can before shes old…Continue

Second edition of Raising Goats Naturally now available!

Started by Deborah Niemann-Boehle in Goats 101 Aug 18. 0 Replies

Hi everyone!I just wanted to let you know that the second edition of Raising Goats Naturally is now hot off the press. It's available through my website at a discount until the end of the month, and I have an even bigger discount for those of you…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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