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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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doe kid disbudding

Hi...  I'm getting ready to disbud female kid. she is 13 days old.  My previous disbudding has always left small scurs. This time I want to…

Started by Trish

1 Mar 19
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

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 wo…

Started by Glenna Rose

3 Jan 31
Reply by Glenna Rose

Lost back teeth

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…

Started by Amalia Young

3 Nov 6, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Teff Hay for Wethers

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…

Started by Naomi D'Andrea

1 Oct 29, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

need help on dehorning paste on thick scur if possible?

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 be…

Started by Trish

5 Oct 24, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

What are YOU feeding your milking does?

I seem to always be going back and forth on what to feed our milkers. For several years, I have been feeding DuMor sweet feed, mixing in BO…

Started by Jabe Thomas

6 Sep 26, 2019
Reply by Maggie

Barn Ventilation

Anyone out there have a favorite fan for under $300? Looking for recommendations. We have a pretty tiny barn (8x12) for only 3 goats. Half…

Started by Naomi D'Andrea

7 Jul 21, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Advice appreciated for arranging our new paddock

Looking for advise please. We are preparing our 4 acre hobby farm for 4 registered NDs due here next month. I have cleared and prepared a 9…

Started by Garry Mellan

5 May 29, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Standard body weight

Being new to raising goats, I am wondering if ours are at the right weight. I read the “Body Condition Scores in Goats” resource from one o…

Started by Amalia Young

7 May 23, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

When to separate a buckling

Just hoping to hear from those who have experience weaning bucklings and preparing them to leave the farm. We have always wethered our buck…

Started by Jabe Thomas

2 May 15, 2019
Reply by Jabe Thomas


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