Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

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Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Mary Cox
"Hello Mary! Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and your goats in the forum!"
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Mary Cox is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Naomi D'Andrea replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Our Australian Friends
"That's a relief! Thank you for sharing!"
Jan 15
Deborah Niemann-Boehle left a comment for Deena Dunham
"Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and your goats in the forum!"
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Deena Dunham is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Our Australian Friends
"I heard from Michael Garwood privately that they are okay and so are their goats! "
Jan 15
Naomi D'Andrea liked Glenna Rose's discussion Our Australian Friends
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Glenna Rose posted a discussion

Our Australian Friends

We have at least two members here from Australia growing their herds, one being Michael Garwood. I've been thinking a lot about them and wondering if they have managed to escape the fires so far. So, our Aussie friends, how are you doing?See More
Jan 7
Deborah Niemann-Boehle left a comment for Barbara Jean Rondine
"It would be better if you posted a question in the forum rather than in the personal conversation space because it's very hard to follow this format. Click on the "Forum" button above and then click to start a new discussion. There…"
Jan 7
Barbara Jean Rondine left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Deborah, My goats are not coming into heat,  neither yearlings. Anything I can do to start a heat? Their mother has just had a short heat last month"
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Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Johanna Montanez
"You're welcome! We would be glad to help any way we can. Hope this article helps!  https://thriftyhomesteader.com/a-beginners-guide-to-goats/ This Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats includes links to some of Thrifty…"
Jan 3
Johanna Montanez left a comment for Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael
"Thanks for adding me. We live in South Central Akaska and have a small one acre farm. We have 2 goats, several ducks and chickens and several meat rabbits as well. I plan to start a small herd and milk my does. "
Jan 2
Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Johanna Montanez
"Welcome to the group, Johanna! I hope you'll introduce yourself and tell us about your goats - Coco and Claire or your plans for them."
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Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Farmon
"Welcome to the group, Farmon! I hope you'll introduce yourself and tell us about your goats or your plans for goats."
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Aimelyn Trasmonte Pael left a comment for Michael Dolan
"Welcome to the group, Michael! I hope you'll introduce yourself and tell us about your research."
Dec 26, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle left a comment for Holly
"Hi Holly! Welcome to the group! I'm so sorry you lost your first kids. They may have died from hypothermia, which is very common when kids are born unattended when it's cold out. They could have also died from suffocation if the bag did…"
Dec 24, 2019
Michael Dolan is now a member of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
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Our Australian Friends

Started by Glenna Rose in Goats 101. Last reply by Naomi D'Andrea Jan 15. 2 Replies

We have at least two members here from Australia growing their herds, one being Michael Garwood. I've been thinking a lot about them and wondering if they have managed to escape the fires so far. So, our Aussie friends, how are you doing?Continue

Udder Development

Started by Maggie in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 7, 2019. 3 Replies

What is the latest that anyone has seen an udder start to develop on a first freshener?Continue

Hello

Started by Shirlene in Introductions. Last reply by Shirlene Nov 22, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello, my name is Shirlene. I will be receiving  my first two little does Friday. I am busy making them a play area and can't wait for them to arrive. I look forward to meeting you all. I live in TX not too far from Waco. This is our first year her…Continue

5000 sqft pen

Started by Driver in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 22, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi all love the site and look foward to contributing. I have a small 3 acre hobby farm here in the Pacific Northwest (WA).I have about a 5000sqft fenced goat pen, for being a small area it has hill small gully and trees.What are some good ways to…Continue

Lost back teeth

Started by Amalia Young in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 6, 2019. 3 Replies

This morning my husband found what looks like a string of the back teeth from one of our 8 NDs. Their front teeth are much taller than the ones he found on the ground, when he was cleaning their area. So we suspect they came from the back of one's…Continue

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Chronic cough

Started by Heather L in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 6, 2019. 5 Replies

I bought a new doe in milk back in July. She started coughing a few days after I got her and at fist I just thought it was because of the stress of joining a new herd. Unfortunately it kept up and got worse. Sometimes it is a dry cough and sometimes…Continue

Teff Hay for Wethers

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 29, 2019. 1 Reply

Does anyone have experience using Teff hay?I got my hands on some and stocked up for the winter--mainly because that's what was available by the time I got around to stocking up for the winter. A friendly acquaintance had grown it experimentally for…Continue

Tags: chloride, wether, ammonium, calcium, hay

Hello

Started by Heather in Introductions. Last reply by Janie Hynson Oct 29, 2019. 2 Replies

Hello all.I am fairly new to the goat raising experiance. We have had goats now for about a year and half.  We have 7 ND does (2 are 4, 1 is 3, 2 are 2 and 2 were born in March.  We also have 2 pygmy does.  We have one pigmy buck and 3 ND withers…Continue

need help on dehorning paste on thick scur if possible?

Started by Trish in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 24, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi,I'm not using dehorning paste on a young goat, but what I would like to do is put it on the top of a nigerian duck's thick scur.I've been trying to find information on using dehorning paste without success. I have some dehorning paste I wanted to…Continue

How old is too old for a buck to breed

Started by Maggie in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 27, 2019. 5 Replies

Would it be worth adding a buck to my herd that is 7 years old? It’s his blood lines that I’m really after and I have a unique opportunity to get him at a great price from a herd dispersal but at 7, I’m hesitating. How many years can I realistically…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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