Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Bayle Owens liked Melonie Kaufmann's photo
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"I can't wait to hear what her deal was! "
22 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sarah Boussuge's discussion Do Nigerians lose teeth???
"No, they don't continue to regrow teeth like sharks do. Are you sure she actually lost it? In other words, did she have it to begin with? Goats grow teeth gradually for the first few years, and sometimes they fail to grow one or two at all."
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Sarah Boussuge commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video
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Kids 3 days old!

"So precious!!! I love when the kids figure out what those legs of  theirs can do!!!!"
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Ivy

"So precious!!! One of my does popped out a buckling looking just like Ivy!! I named him Remington!! RIP precious baby boy... So happy for you!! She is absolutely gorgeous!! There is just something special about those black and white with blue eyes!!"
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Sarah Boussuge posted a discussion

Do Nigerians lose teeth???

I have a 1 and a 1/2 year old doe. Her name is Chelsea. She was one of my very first Nigerians, so she is spoiled rotten!! When I was cuddling with her, I noticed that she was missing an entire tooth. I was wondering if they can lose teeth and grow new ones? Do goats just wear through the teeth and that's the end of that tooth? ThanksSee More
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Dave Marschang replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"Ahhh now I get you lol sorry. Today shes still.goeey and her ligaments are still very soft but noticable. Other then that shes actin normal"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"My point was that 4 "successful" breedings in a 30 min. span isn't probable. Bucks need time to build up their sperm before they can be successfully "shooting" again, and so at most, probably two of the breedings you…"
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Dave Marschang replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"that picture is not our goat by the way just one I found on the net for demonstration purposes. also I forgot to mention her ligaments are extremely soft. I can find them but they are  VERY soft."
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Dave Marschang replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"shes standing around like this  "
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Dave Marschang replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"no we had at least four successful breeding's just like your video 8 days ago the males thrust at the end and the doe squatting and everything, there was several dozens unsuccessful  try's but, four times that I saw were…"
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Dee's discussion Oopsy fence encounter...
"I also notice that my does have a huge decrease in production around heats. even though the actual heat isn't that obvious when they are in milk. "
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Dave Marschang's discussion labor? miscarriage? in heat?
"In my experience, a buck will not be able to properly mount a doe so soon after a successful breeding. They need a break before they can do the deed correctly again. Back arching indicates a successful mount IMMEDIATELY after dismount, not days…"
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Flannel Berry replied to Lysa Castro's discussion Neutering fiasco - goat with post-surgery fever...
"I had my boys surgically castrated and asked the vet why he wasn't suturing. He said exactly what Deborah has stated - the site won't heal well because it can't drain if it's closed. All of ours healed with no problems."
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Flannel Berry posted a discussion

New here

First of all, let me say how grateful I am for the information on this site. I have had Nigerians for a couple of years and actually had forgotten about this forum (sadly!). We have lost one buckling and have one more not doing well and it was during my research that I came across all of the information about copper deficiency here.I have asmall flock and it's been such a trying few months that I am not sure I can see breeding again. I have other ruminant experience. I kept primitive sheep for…See More
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Dave Marschang posted a discussion

labor? miscarriage? in heat?

We have a 3 yr old myotonic doe we just bought a week ago. Two days later we put a buck in the pen and she let him mount her atleast 4 times in the first 30 mins. Now 8 days later she has a discharge.has her tail up and back arched. Chewing at her butt. And not acting her self. The wife said the discharge originally had blood in it but there is none now.shes acting much like our nigerian did before she had babies. There are no udders to speak of and i caant feel any babies in her belly.She is…See More
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labor? miscarriage? in heat?

Started by Dave Marschang in Breeding. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres 22 hours ago. 9 Replies

We have a 3 yr old myotonic doe we just bought a week ago. Two days later we put a buck in the pen and she let him mount her atleast 4 times in the first 30 mins. Now 8 days later she has a discharge.has her tail up and back arched. Chewing at her…Continue

Do Nigerians lose teeth???

Started by Sarah Boussuge in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

I have a 1 and a 1/2 year old doe. Her name is Chelsea. She was one of my very first Nigerians, so she is spoiled rotten!! When I was cuddling with her, I noticed that she was missing an entire tooth. I was wondering if they can lose teeth and grow…Continue

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Oopsy fence encounter...

Started by Dee in Breeding. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres yesterday. 10 Replies

So Cocoa is pregnant via a fence panel that I told my husband needed to be moved and wasn't in time.  Her bag changes must have been due to the unknown pregnancy.  She is still in milk from her first freshening, and I am wondering how to handle it -…Continue

Neutering fiasco - goat with post-surgery fever...

Started by Lysa Castro in Health. Last reply by Flannel Berry yesterday. 3 Replies

Our does had their first kids this spring and we kept one doeling and her brother. We neutered the buckling at 8 weeks with the "ritchey nipper" (recommended on the Fiasco Farm site). His left testicle shrank as expected and the right kept growing.…Continue

New here

Started by Flannel Berry in Introductions yesterday. 0 Replies

First of all, let me say how grateful I am for the information on this site. I have had Nigerians for a couple of years and actually had forgotten about this forum (sadly!). We have lost one buckling and have one more not doing well and it was…Continue

Lung worm - source?

Started by Glenna Rose in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm yesterday. 7 Replies

I've been searching the old posts trying to learn where lung worm comes from and have not been able to find it.  This came up because the people who bought Summer's triplets were just told that the youngest has lung worms and scarring on her lungs…Continue

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Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency

Started by Myra Isaac in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Monday. 5 Replies

I've had my NDs since January of this year. Cayenne was bred late January and kidded in June. Except for one that died last winter all of my goats have been very healthy except for Cayenne who seems to be almost chronically copper deficient. She…Continue

Winter Weather is Coming

Started by Sophia A. Heimberg in Goats 101. Last reply by Sophia A. Heimberg on Monday. 16 Replies

Last winter I didn't get a heat lamp and every morning I would go outside to feed and my goats would be huddled in a corner shivering. So I got a heat lamp from a friend. It got about 20 degrees from about 9 pm to about 9 am, then it would get about…Continue

We have started....

Started by Michael Garwood in Goat Friends. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Sunday. 16 Replies

Well, we are on the way: the first nigerians in Australia....We cycled 21 does for surrogate work, but on the day, only 16 were ready and "willing." Sixteen embryos were implanted. We only did one per doe (I had thought to do 2 embryos per doe) but…Continue

To Dip or Not to Dip?

Started by Will White in Home Dairy. Last reply by M. K. on Friday. 19 Replies

What are thoughts on teat dip?  I have been using a wipe before milking and nothing after.  Do people generally use a teat dip and if so what do you use?Continue

Blog Posts

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

I have a question about milk production please help me..

Posted by Kara Agoston on August 10, 2014 at 10:51am 8 Comments

Hi I am posting not knowing if this is the right way to do it as it's my first time posting. My question is that I am milking for the first time and I have a first freshener and I have only been milking her in the morning. I take the two doelings away from Mom at night as I have a stall separator that allows them to be beside mom but separate. I only milk her in the am and return her to her babies for the whole day. I noticed the amount I have been getting from her is decreasing. Should I be…

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Re-growth after disbudding

Posted by Ralph Paterno on June 12, 2014 at 3:59pm 3 Comments

We have an 8 week old buckling who we neutered this morning using a Ritchey Nipper!  It went smoothly relatively speaking.  About a week ago though I noticed a different issue - a scur coming up.  Now they are in 3 places, about 1/2 inch tall and pretty thin (so they are kind of sharp).  What should I do?  I'm concerned about him hurting someone else when headbutting.  Do I have him re-burned by the vet? (I'm doing the burning next year)!   cut them myself somehow (how?)?  Any ideas.…

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Cutting back

Posted by Lyn Adams on June 10, 2014 at 9:47am 1 Comment

Recently a friend asked how much I feed my goats and how often. Well as of Monday I have cut back from twice a day to only am feeding. They have all the second cut they want and fresh water, minerals and baking soda . We built a 3 sided shelter for them as well, I now lock them out of the barn durning the day. This really will help to keep the barn cleaner longer. Hope this doesn't sound cruel . Curious to know what other people do.

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