Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Patty Meyer replied to Barbara Seliga's discussion Newbie here
"Hi Barbara, I don't have experience with raising goats in Wyoming, but goats love to browse on pasture.  I suppose it depends on what is in the pasture, but there are so many things that benefit goats in most pastures.  They welcome…"
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Aaron White replied to Barbara Seliga's discussion Newbie here
"Barbara, I will let others chime in on your questions as I am still a complete newbie myself, still waiting to get my goats next month, but I did want to say welcome to the group."
Jun 8
Jabe Thomas replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Buck with Bald Patches
"Not sure if you know much about ZinPro and/or TruCare4... ZinPro is pretty much zinc only, while TruCare4 is a mix of a few trace minerals. I can get a 2 lb. bag of TruCare at a reasonable price, but looks like ZinPro comes only in a 50 lb. bag. Add…"
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Jabe Thomas replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Buck with Bald Patches
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Newbie here

Hi there, I have 3 old ND goats that have just been pet goats and weed eaters for 12 years. I just moved to Wyoming and am getting two doelings when they are weaned. I want to start milking and will have a ton of questions. How old should doelings be before getting bred for the first time?Any suggestions on feed and nutrients for the doelings? My old goats are on pasture now. I don’t know what nutrients may be lacking here, can anyone recommend a mineral supplement I should be using?Thanks!See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Danny Villa's discussion Assistance with my three wethers
"Awesome! So glad to hear you're seeing improvement!"
Jun 5
Danny Villa replied to Danny Villa's discussion Assistance with my three wethers
"Update: it’s been a couple of weeks since I have my three the proper dosage of copper and I am starting to see some positive results. My brown boy is actually going from beige to a darker brown and his skin has improved tremendously. It was…"
Jun 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many kids for one mom!
"Yes, you can feed raw cow milk or pasteurized cow milk to goats. They usually do fine on it. If you use raw milk, you want to be sure the cow is negative for Johnes, which can be transmitted to goats. I don't understand what your vet meant by…"
Jun 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Buck with Bald Patches
"My bucks have only had a problem with zinc deficiency in the middle of winter when they are getting alfalfa. Once we get them back on pasture in the spring, it corrects itself. A few years ago we started feeding them Timothy pellets in winter along…"
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Newbie here

Started by Barbara Seliga in Introductions. Last reply by Patty Meyer Jun 16. 2 Replies

Hi there, I have 3 old ND goats that have just been pet goats and weed eaters for 12 years. I just moved to Wyoming and am getting two doelings when they are weaned. I want to start milking and will have a ton of questions. How old should doelings…Continue

Buck with Bald Patches

Started by Jabe Thomas in Health. Last reply by Jabe Thomas Jun 6. 3 Replies

Hello All:Recently, I've noticed several bald patches on my buck. Initially, I thought it to be mites (and it still could be), but in reading some of the threads here, it may be a zinc deficiency from too much alfalfa. I am treating the bald patches…Continue

Tags: buck, mites, Nu-Stock, deficiency, patches

Assistance with my three wethers

Started by Danny Villa in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 5. 9 Replies

My three boys hit the two year mark two weeks ago. The first year was pretty straight forward but this past year we seem to be struggling with what might be copper deficiency but not sure. 1. Vinny - my brown one has gone tan and lost hair around…Continue

Too many kids for one mom!

Started by Barbara Jean Rondine in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 4. 3 Replies

Deborah and all, My 5 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe had 5 kids two weeks ago. Mom is getting pretty thin and I've tried supplementing with Kid Milk and the kids felt i was killing them. Now I'm feeding Mom several times a day plus her having hay all…Continue

Hay selection

Started by Aaron White in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 1. 3 Replies

So as I am trying to get ready to welcome home our first group of goats, hopefully by the end of this month, I am attempting to figure out what to feed them and where to source it.  My local Feed store carries hay that they called "coastal" hay.…Continue

Help!

Started by Dawn D. Kellogg in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 1. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone!My four year old doe, who has never been freshened appears to have a full udder. Its quite large and hard. I tried to milk her to reduce it, but nothing came out. She doesn't appear to be in pain. I've noticed that she is trying to…Continue

Hi from a newbie....

Started by Cynthia Cady in Introductions. Last reply by Cynthia Cady May 25. 2 Replies

Hi ND people. Our microfarm (Ranchito Gordito) is in a very small town in west Marin County, in the middle of amazing ranch and farmland.I had goats (Nubian and Alpine) as a kid and have been wanting them ever since.Two years ago, I brought home two…Continue

CD & T shots

Started by Leslie A Barstow in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 20. 1 Reply

My does had thier CD/T shots on April 29, when should I give them their next shot and where is the best place to do this? My girls are 6weeks old. ThanksLeeContinue

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Drying up my goat

Started by Maynie36 in Introductions. Last reply by Maynie36 May 19. 8 Replies

My 7 year old has never had a baby and I have never milked her.  Her udders would look full every year and then go back down.  The last couple of years they didn't go back down and this year they got huge.  The vet said I had to milk her.  Now it's…Continue

Hello from South Carolina

Started by Aaron White in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 18. 11 Replies

Greetings all, new member...first post...and all thatLet me introduce myself a bit: I am currently in the Army but I am being medically retired due to several health issues. Because of this unexpected change in our lives, my family and I have…Continue

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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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