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Kristi Stone posted a discussion

Acceptable time between vaccinating?

I vaxxed my girls around June 3rd, and from what I'm told, I needed to do it again in 28 days, only I missed that date. Is it too late to do the 2nd vax or would I need to start all over again? Is it fine for me to do it tomorrow? The vax I gave was for CD&T.Thanks, and I wish everyone a great holiday weekend!See More
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Glenna Rose liked James Tinker's blog post Photos from the River's Edge
14 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Thank you!  That is so helpful!  So Valbazen and Morantel Tartrate at the same time.  Got it.  Hopefully I can find it locally so I don't have to wait for shipping. :)   I appreciate the help ladies - SO much!!"
18 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Registration question NDGA vs. the other two
"Thanks Deborah!  Yes, I was definitely feeling a bit batty, lol.  I would like to have her registered with at least one of the other two because I like her, want to keep her and want her babies to be easier to sell.  Oh well!  :)…"
18 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Registration question NDGA vs. the other two
"A few years ago someone on here was able to register kids with AGS in this situation, but she had to register the goats between the registered goats and her goat. I don't know if ADGA will do that. AGS was the original dairy goat registry that…"
21 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"You will normally see an improvement in the coat within 2 weeks when you give a copper bolus, so that's good news. Copper can also help with intestinal parasites. You should see an improvement in the eyelid color within a couple of days.…"
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Emily Scherer replied to Emily Scherer's discussion Who do I keep?
"Thanks Glenna.  According to the law I can keep her for six months without getting in trouble.  Unfortunately I have a terrible neighbor down the street who thinks my backyard is her business and she has called the city numerous times…"
22 hours ago
Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Glenna - we let her eat much more tonight... she would've just kept eating but we were afraid she'd make herself sick so we stopped her at 2-3 times what she normally gets.  She was in goat heaven, lol.  She was even harder to…"
22 hours ago
Emily replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"I had two that I was having trouble putting weight on (I'm pretty sure it was a cocci problem from their previous owner) but we cut down a regular pine tree in our pasture and let the girls eat it until all the needles were gone and that's…"
23 hours ago
Julieanne Cook replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Is your bossy herd queen letting her eat?"
23 hours ago
Glenna Rose replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"I honestly don't know if Pine also works and have not checked out its safety as food.  We have an abundance of Douglas Fir in southwest Washington so I visit the park after every windstorm and bring home armsfull for my girls.  They…"
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Tiffani Wilson replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"Thank you Glenna!  I appreciate you chiming in.  I'll be looking for those items.  I wish I had a rosemary bush!  We do have a pine or two but I'm not sure if they are Douglas Firs or not.  I do have D.E. and had…"
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Glenna Rose replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Freezing Milk for Soap Making
"The recipe I looked at said to use 20 oz. of milk.  Would it be a good idea to freeze the milk in 4-oz. quantities or would that be too large for the pieces (or not large enough)?"
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Glenna Rose replied to James Tinker's discussion When a doe starts coming into heat
"My first doeling came into heat right after her mother did. Doeling was seven months old. Her 18-month-old sister was exactly one week later.  From that experience, I decided they "group" together. <g>  The two older ones…"
yesterday
Glenna Rose replied to Tiffani Wilson's discussion Thin goat
"To be honest, if it were my goat and a worm overload was confirmed, I would be using Ivomec Plus, being concerned the worms will get ahead of the herbal dewormer.  Please don't misunderstand, I believe in natural as much as possible but…"
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Glenna Rose replied to Emily Scherer's discussion Who do I keep?
"I will tell you what I have done - but don't tell the city!  I am limited to three, including dogs.  Since I have no dogs, that isn't an issue.  Initially, I bought two does, one due at the end of that month.  I lucked…"
yesterday
Emily Scherer posted a discussion

Who do I keep?

I live in the city and have two ND does.  Both kidded in June, one had twins (boy/girl) and the other a single buckling.  I have sold the boys as pets and am left deciding what to do about the doeling.  I am of course in love with her because she was the first goat born here and she is adorable (what baby goat isn't).Now the city says we can only have two dwarf goats, hence my dilemma.  The doe who had the single is a nice goat and she had a beautiful buckling.  She has become very bossy since…See More
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Judy Asarkof posted a discussion

Anyone ever use 4plex E or C? Or zinpro items

The talk about highly absorbable minerals and I've heard of people in my area using zinpro. Thoughts?? The 4 plex E is for organic types.
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to kristen leu's discussion lopsided udder in doeling
"Could it be a bug bite? It doesn't sound like anything serious."
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Acceptable time between vaccinating?

Started by Kristi Stone in Health 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

I vaxxed my girls around June 3rd, and from what I'm told, I needed to do it again in 28 days, only I missed that date. Is it too late to do the 2nd vax or would I need to start all over again? Is it fine for me to do it tomorrow? The vax I gave was…Continue

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Thin goat

Started by Tiffani Wilson in Health. Last reply by Tiffani Wilson 18 hours ago. 8 Replies

I'm concerned about one of my goats.  She is 2 years old, was a first freshener this year and is pretty thin. She was small when we bought her in April, but I assumed she would start gaining by now.  I was looking at a link (can't remember where I…Continue

Registration question NDGA vs. the other two

Started by Tiffani Wilson in Goats 101. Last reply by Tiffani Wilson 18 hours ago. 2 Replies

A quick curious question... I have a doe registered with NDGA.  I understand that she is unable to be registered in AGS or ADGA (I've emailed them and they let me know).  It made me wonder.  So, somewhere along the line a certain number of goats…Continue

Who do I keep?

Started by Emily Scherer in Goats 101. Last reply by Emily Scherer 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

I live in the city and have two ND does.  Both kidded in June, one had twins (boy/girl) and the other a single buckling.  I have sold the boys as pets and am left deciding what to do about the doeling.  I am of course in love with her because she…Continue

Freezing Milk for Soap Making

Started by Patty Meyer in Home Dairy. Last reply by Glenna Rose yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm getting ready to freeze some milk for soap making.  Is it okay to weigh out the milk for soap making, then freeze each batch in ice cube trays and bag in freezer bags when it's frozen?  Would I then be able to use it straight from the bag…Continue

Tags: making, soap

When a doe starts coming into heat

Started by James Tinker in Breeding. Last reply by Glenna Rose yesterday. 6 Replies

I have looked and know size and age to breed and understand that, but I cant find anywhere the average age I need to start paying more attention to when a doe starts having heats. What is the average age that you have noticed does to start heats?…Continue

Anyone ever use 4plex E or C? Or zinpro items

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health yesterday. 0 Replies

The talk about highly absorbable minerals and I've heard of people in my area using zinpro. Thoughts?? The 4 plex E is for organic types.

lopsided udder in doeling

Started by kristen leu in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 3 Replies

I have a 2 year old doe never bred that has a lopsided udder. It just recently became lopsided. She has always been uniform. It isnt a huge difference but enough I noticed. I plan to breed her this fall. What can I do to fix it? An herbal remedy is…Continue

Sucessful kidding!!! Baby with a floppy leg.

Started by Kate Riggs in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 5 Replies

My doe FINALLY kidded today!!!Two beautiful babies. Mama's name is The Magic Show  so  babies names are  (buck) Alacazam and (doe) Abracadabra. The one question I have is (being a new goat grandma and all) the buck  (the black one) has a bent ear…Continue

Weeping, sticky eyes.

Started by Theresa Bove in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello.  I'm new to goats but read a lot online and books before I started with two pregnant does.  Both mommies are doing great.  One buck born on May 23rd has been wethered and is doing great.  Twins, one buck, one doe, born on June 9th, were doing…Continue

Blog Posts

Fungus?

Posted by Emily Howe on June 5, 2015 at 2:49pm 1 Comment

My 4h goat has something on her bottom that looks like fungus. At first, we used vetricine product that made it shrink a bit but now it is back. Has anyone else experienced this or knows what it…

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7 week old agouti pygmys

Posted by Dion Walters on April 28, 2015 at 12:40am 0 Comments

they are 7 weeks old today

Feeding Kids

Posted by Laura Nicklas on April 26, 2015 at 9:30am 5 Comments

We have 2 kid bucks. Trouble is 15 days old and lost his mama at 4 days old. He takes his bottle well. Little Bit is 10 days old and fights the bottle. We use a syringe for the most part. He bites at it rather than sucks. We have tried different nipples, different milk, and dipped it in honey/molasses. He is a hand full at feeding time. Any suggestions?

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