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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FF rejecting one of her twins

This is our first time breading our NDG and one of the dams is rejecting one of her twins. I don't know why this is happening or how to get…

Started by Kt

2 Oct 27, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

A strange bad year

Hello all, I just had the worst weird kidding season. I bred 3 of my does for late summer early fall so far so good there I breed them for…

Started by Pamela Adkins

12 Sep 26, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Overdue. Should I be doing something?

My first freshener who was due a week ago at this point still doesn’t look close. She is soft in the udder area but doesn’t have a bag yet…

Started by Heather L

18 Sep 5, 2020
Reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Goats Giving Birth -- my sixth book

I just wanted to let everyone know that my sixth book, Goats Giving Birth, is now available. And I also have a new online store where you c…

Started by Deborah Niemann-Boehle

1 Jun 15, 2020
Reply by Lil

Singleton Nursing...

I have a buckling who is a week old. We lost his sister (that's another post) so he is alone. We had a rough start with momma (FF) not want…

Started by Leslie Honcoop

2 Apr 28, 2020
Reply by Leslie Honcoop

Our First Kid!!!

We had our first kid born last night!  He was a singleton buck and is the cutest little guy we've ever see.  The delivery went well and was…

Started by Melissa

8 Apr 27, 2020
Reply by Melissa

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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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

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