Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy Metcalf's discussion Hookworms
"I closed the parasite course at the end of July because my new book is coming out now, so I wanted to put all of my energy towards promoting it. Since you're an existing student, I can let you sign up for  it if you want. Just send an…"
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Judy Metcalf replied to Judy Metcalf's discussion Hookworms
"Thanks Deborah.  First off, I would never do the whole herd "just in case."  I was only referring to the 3 does who are a little more suspect based on FAMACHA (I do have the certification).   You confirmed my research…"
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Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Pregnancy signs or lack of
"Thanks! I had looked at that article when my first doe was pregnant but it was a good refresher. I guess I’ll know in a few weeks. She’s still very small. At least smaller than my other doe was at this stage. However it’s not so…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Pregnancy signs or lack of
"Movement can fool you. Sorry I didn't include this last time: https://thriftyhomesteader.com/is-my-goat-pregnan/ Hopefully, she is pregnant though! This is just more info to keep in mind."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Helen Huskins's discussion Soon to be goat owner
"Welcome! And nope, you are not making a mistake. There is no way I'd have continued to raise goats for 16 years if they were that complicated. There is no one-size-fits-all management protocol, but if you pay attention to the goats,…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy Metcalf's discussion Hookworms
"I have not heard of goats being diagnosed with hookworms. Ivermectin is not labeled for hookworms. Almost all of the intestinal worms that bother goats fall into the roundworm family -- barber pole, bankrupt, black scour worm, etc. -- and they are…"
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Judy Metcalf replied to Judy Metcalf's discussion Hookworms
"Edit: The fecals were done yesterday and the goats were treated with Ivermectin per the vet's suggestion.  Decided to do a little research on hookworms and discovered that they are not on the list of worms that Ivermectin treats hence my…"
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Hookworms

Does anyone have any experience with hookworms?  One young wether and one of my does had fecals done showing hookworms.  Checked the eyes of the rest of the herd and 3 other does have pink (not red) eyelids.  What is the best dewormer for hookworms?  Vet said to use Ivermectin which we did but I'm not sure that's the best choice.  Treat the other 3 also?  Separate them from the herd? See More
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Soon to be goat owner

Started by Helen Huskins in Introductions. Last reply by Helen Huskins on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hello Everyone!  I am getting my first goats in about 6 weeks-mid September.  I am getting a Nigerian Dwarf doeling and a mini Oberhasli wether.  Both were born in March.  I've been planning purchasing goats for a year, reading and learning as much…Continue

Hookworms

Started by Judy Metcalf in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 8. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any experience with hookworms?  One young wether and one of my does had fecals done showing hookworms.  Checked the eyes of the rest of the herd and 3 other does have pink (not red) eyelids.  What is the best dewormer for…Continue

Pregnancy signs or lack of

Started by Maggie in Kidding. Last reply by Maggie Aug 7. 4 Replies

When should a first freshener start to show clear udder development and vulvar swelling. My other doe came to me pregnant and had a small udder and swollen vulva by three months post breeding. She was not a first freshener though. My current doe was…Continue

Buckling for Sale - Western Washington

Started by Elizabeth Sullivan in For Sale Jul 29. 0 Replies

Homer is ready for a new home, hopefully one with lots of handsome does. He is a very friendly registered Nigerian dwarf goat. He is vaccinated and comes from a Johnes-free herd. He is disbudded and is on Vashon Island in Washington. Asking for…Continue

Changes to ADGA Registration???

Started by Jabe Thomas in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 28. 1 Reply

May be a silly question, but is it possible to change the color and/or the name of a registered doe? As I've learned more about Nigerians (and goats in general), I realize:1. I've given at least one of my goats the wrong color. I guess 'wrong' isn't…Continue

Tags: color, Registration, ADGA

Chilling Milk Quickly Equipment Question

Started by Myra Isaac in Home Dairy. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 28. 3 Replies

How do you chill your Goats milk quickly? I was having a major problem with off tasting milk until I started really focusing on the chilling. I've found that if I can get the milk down to 40' within 30-45 minutes that it doesn't have that goaty…Continue

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About Me?

Started by Jacy Wasoski in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 28. 2 Replies

Hello, my name is Jacy and I am the founder/owner of Mihi (my high) Trip Nigerian Dwarfs in southern Oregon. I stared my adventure about 4 years ago as a 4-H project with two does. The following year I increased to three does and it was an FFA…Continue

Bred to a much bigger goat?

Started by Linda Klein in Breeding. Last reply by Linda Klein Jul 25. 6 Replies

EEEEK!!My big Nubian got out and was trying to breed the two little Nigerian dwarf does I recently adopted.What to do if they become pregnant? He is so much larger.Thanks if anyone can help or has experience with such a situation.Linda kleinContinue

About Me?

Started by Jacy Wasoski in Introductions Jul 24. 0 Replies

Hello, my name is Jacy and I am the founder/owner of Mihi (my high) Trip Nigerian Dwarfs in southern Oregon. I stared my adventure about 4 years ago as a 4-H project with two does. The following year I increased to three does and it was an FFA…Continue

companion goat

Started by Rose Stuart in Breeding Jul 8. 0 Replies

Hi! I had someone inquire about some bucklings I have for sale.  She is looking for a non registered goat as a companion priced under 200.00...she is located in clark county Missouri and her father is disabled and not able to travel that far (im in…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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