Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Ann Bodling
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Moveable Pens and Permanent Pens

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Bodling yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi again,  If I am going to use the moveable pens for daytime foraging for 4 ND's wethers when the weather is good, do you have recommendations for how large I would want the permanent pen area that…Continue

Cattle panels and kids

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Can someone give me an idea of at what age kids are no longer likely to fit through the cattle panel openings? I'll have 4 wethers coming in the next 2 months and they'll be 8- 10 weeks old when we…Continue

Introduction and 2 Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Bodling Feb 20. 4 Replies

Hello All,   We live in the Harrisburg area of Pennsylvania on almost 2 acres with an old barn and wood sided garage. After years of taking care of other people's farm animals I am finally bringing…Continue

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Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Moveable Pens and Permanent Pens
"Thank you, Tammy :)"
yesterday
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Moveable Pens and Permanent Pens
"Hi there Ann I have a predator proof completely enclosed permanent pen attached to my doe barn. I house 4-8 does in the barn at night, depending on whether or not they have kids with them. The pen area is 8 x 16 and they can go back and forth…"
yesterday
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Cattle panels and kids
"Thanks, Deborah."
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Cattle panels and kids
"I have never used cattle panels  -- only the combo panels, and the combo panels do not keep ND kids contained until they are several months old. So the cattle panels would be a problem for even longer because the openings are even bigger. Not…"
yesterday
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Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Introduction and 2 Questions
"Thanks a bunch, Deborah!"
Feb 20
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Introduction and 2 Questions
"P.S. I deleted your other post, which was a duplicate of this one, and I changed this one to "Goats 101" from "Introductions.""
Feb 20
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Introduction and 2 Questions
"Welcome! 1. Yes, cover the space where the wind could blow through but leave a door or window open. 2. It's totally up to you. Whenever you bring in new goats, there will be head butting.  And, no wethers are not usually dominant at all.…"
Feb 20
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Introduction and 2 Questions
"Also, do wethers tend to seek dominance in a herd as intently as does do?"
Feb 20
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Introduction and 2 Questions

Hello All,   We live in the Harrisburg area of Pennsylvania on almost 2 acres with an old barn and wood sided garage. After years of taking care of other people's farm animals I am finally bringing in 4 NDG's of my own in about 6 wks.Two are does from a nearby small farm that is downsizing and two will 8 and 10 week old wethers.  Because I know of so many things that can go wrong in such a venture, I have a couple of questions..1. The first is housing...I read so much about sheltering goats in…See More
Feb 20
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