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Milk Production Expectations

I am looking into purchasing a ND doe and I am primarily interested in milk production capabilities and this would be the foundational doe…

Started by Theresa BLatest Reply

My Goat Kit

First of all, let me say. I don't like surprises. So I've been reading and learning and talking and learning and learning and learning abou…

Started by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog AcresLatest Reply

Movable Pens

Recently I've been asked a LOT about my movable pens, so I thought I'd start a discussion forum about this and help explain better, that wa…

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Hay for wethers

Hi. I have 2 ND wethers that have been on straight grass hay and Timothy or Orchard grass pellets. I have only been able to find a 50/50 al…

Started by Kim

2 Nov 24
Reply by Kim

Feeding and shelter questions

Hi!  We are planning on purchasing 2 does and I want to make sure we are prepared with everything we need. We have 11 acres of overgrown pa…

Started by Jenny

7 Nov 17
Reply by Jenny

Milking Stand Size/Plan Question

Hi again,     Though I only have wethers I've been wanting to make or have made a milking stand for reasons other than milking. My question…

Started by Ann Bodling

2 Nov 7
Reply by Ann Bodling

Choosing a Goat Breed for Your Farm

It can be so challenging to choose a breed of goat to raise. But you should not choose your goats like you choose pets, which is often bas…

Started by Thrifty Homesteader

0 Nov 3

Food Aggression and Housing

I have a 3 1/2 month old wether and a 4 month old wether. The younger one was a triplet and is much smaller than the older one. The older o…

Started by Debbie Hinton

1 Aug 21
Reply by Tammy Gallagher

Stubborn goats

Hi guys. So our two bottle fed weathers which are being weaned refuse to drink water on their own. They’re down to 4 ounces twice a day of…

Started by Rob

2 Aug 8
Reply by Tammy Gallagher

Microchipping goats

If you've ever thought about microchipping your goats, that is exactly what we talked about in yesterday's podcast episode: https://thrifty…

Started by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

0 Jul 22

no stand-no milk

My almost 6year old doe kidded two weeks ago.  She wasn't well after kidding, but now she's better.  She has a single, healthy kid.  I had…

Started by Jocelyne Bourque

5 Jul 14
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Polled questions

I bought my first polled doe this year. I ended up getting her at 3 days old because the breeder lives really close to me and the mother re…

Started by Maggie

4 May 24
Reply by Tammy Gallagher

Possible parasite?

I am new to raising goats and have 3 kids ranging from 10-14 weeks. I usually refill the hay trough about 3 times per day. I have noticed t…

Started by Jonathan Pearce

5 Apr 17
Reply by Tammy Gallagher

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