Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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First Freshener FF Pre kidding udder development...due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown

50 more days to go. Yolanda is getting heavier and just starting to develop an udder. So exciting, this will be our first kidding. Black on…

Started by James TinkerLatest Reply

Week one weight gain

People have asked about newborn weight gain in the past, and I've said multiple times that I want to keep track of a kids' weights at some…

Started by Deborah Niemann-BoehleLatest Reply

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Preparing for bottle babies

I want to be prepared in case we end up having bottle babies when our does kid in late April.  I've read that the kids (should) get colostr…

Started by Melissa

4 Mar 29
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Quintuplets - Yikes! How long do I have until they need supplemental milk?

Hello! Today my 4 year old doe kidded quintuplets - all 5 seem healthy. I read the article that Deborah wrote about a mother not being able…

Started by Madeline Novak

4 Mar 16
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

How much milk to keep on hand

I have a doe who has a single (twin died during birth). I have been milking her from day 1 and froze the colostrum for emergencies. I am wo…

Started by Mary Cox

1 Jan 30
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Udder Development

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

Started by Maggie

3 Dec 7, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Ear - Goo on Week Old Kid

Hello All! I have silently been reading for years, ya'll are so helpful - I was wondering if you have any advise for me.  One of our does h…

Started by Madeline Novak

4 Jun 11, 2019
Reply by Madeline Novak

Feeding/bonding issue

I have a doe that kidded 2 days ago with 2 large does.  Sadly one died.  Mama is super attentive to her remaining kid, over attentive, cons…

Started by Judy H

3 May 2, 2019
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

teach to take the bottle?

My doe had quads last night- all doelings! Two of them are weaker than the others, and I think it might be best to pull them and put them o…

Started by Margot Gray

3 Sep 12, 2018
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Pregnancy signs or lack of

When should a first freshener start to show clear udder development and vulvar swelling. My other doe came to me pregnant and had a small u…

Started by Maggie

4 Aug 7, 2018
Reply by Maggie

Double heat cycle = ? Due date

Our first time freshener went into heat, we bred her and then she came back I to hear again 6 days later. We need her both times, but now a…

Started by Robin Martin

3 Apr 18, 2018
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Possible preterm delivery

Taking my 2 year old doe to the vet today and hoping for good news. She is gest day 132 and just passed a large blood clot, is pawing the g…

Started by Robin Martin

3 Apr 18, 2018
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle


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