Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Help and information needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Jan 4. 9 Replies

Hi All,I am a little shaky at the moment.  I'm hoping those that know can help me while I'm waiting to hear back from the vet. I have 4 Nigerian Dwarf wethers, all about 11 months old. I know butting…Continue

Milking Stand Size/Plan Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Bodling Nov 7, 2021. 2 Replies

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 is...I have seen plans from people milking larger goats and…Continue

Overweight Wethers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Bodling Nov 5, 2021. 8 Replies

Hi everyone. It has been quite a while since I posted with a question. My 4 wethers are now about 11 months old, more or less. I may have made a mistake a while back when they outgrew their earlier…Continue

Wether Bleeding from Band

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Bodling Apr 26, 2021. 11 Replies

Hi Everyone,  One of my 13 week old wethers has started bleeding from the banded area. He was banded before we brought him home, close to 4 weeks ago. Before I do anything else, I wanted to ask what…Continue

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Ann Bodling replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Dacia, In an emergency, especially one we have never encountered before or ever expected to, our brains freeze up and the adrenaline takes over. And being sleep deprived and terrified only makes it worse. Don't be hard on yourself when what you…"
19 hours ago
Ann Bodling replied to Dacia's discussion Pregnancy Toxemia
"Thanks for the update Dacia. Hang in there :)"
Jan 12
Ann Bodling replied to Dacia's discussion Pregnancy Toxemia
"Let us know what you find out tomorrow!"
Jan 9
Ann Bodling replied to Dacia's discussion Pregnancy Toxemia
"Hi Dacia,   I can't help you with your situation, but just want to let you know I and others are thinking of you. I recently went through a completely different disturbing situation with one of mine and feel the level of anxiety you are…"
Jan 9
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"You are so very welcome! Sometimes you just need to talk things out =) I am glad the vet made it, and gave him some pain meds. I am sure he is feeling better already. Have a great evening! Tammy"
Jan 4
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Hi again Tammy,     To let you know...the vet was here and gave him some pain meds and gave me a syringe to give him tomorrow as well. And the wound looked good and didn't need any other measures taken.  I also posted on the…"
Jan 4
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Thank you, Tammy! I am comforted by your words. My guys are really just to be pets and this has added a whole new dimension to that intent.  What you said about enjoying them and relieving stress was good permission to think about what I need…"
Jan 4
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"I’m glad to hear that he is doing a little better this morning! I have never re-homed for the sole purpose of aggression, but my goats all have plenty of places to get under, up, or away from anyone being a little too bossy. I have re-homed…"
Jan 4
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Thanks, Tammy.  He is a little more settled and will take treats from my outstretched hand this morning. The vet is coming later today. He is still oozing blood but not like yesterday. I'm really wondering whether to try and re-home the…"
Jan 4
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Good morning I hope your little guy is doing better today. If your vet cannot make it out today, hopefully she can get a prescription ready for him that you could go pick up. I’ve had to make a trip out to my farm vet’s ranch before…"
Jan 4
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Thanks, Tammy. I'm hoping the vet can come tomorrow. I was wondering about pain medication, myself, actually.  I'll keep an eye on them and see how he is in the morning. She did say, when she texted me, that I should keep them…"
Jan 3
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Hi Ann It sounds like you are quite worried :( I really think these boys are just maturing and likely trying to decide who will be the King of the Mountain. Even though they are wethered, there will still be a herd hierarchy. I’m glad…"
Jan 3
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Help and information needed.
"Also, I'm wondering...Will this turn out ok?  Is there some point I would want to look at removing the little guy that is continuing to be aggressive or do they always work it all out? Thanks."
Jan 3
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Help and information needed.

Hi All,I am a little shaky at the moment.  I'm hoping those that know can help me while I'm waiting to hear back from the vet. I have 4 Nigerian Dwarf wethers, all about 11 months old. I know butting heads and breaking or losing scurs is to be expected but I'm not sure about this behavior and how much I should be worrying...I am worrying!Yesterday, two half brothers, Ninian and Caedman, were sparring and Ninian lost his small scur, which has happened before. But today, the Caedman, who has…See More
Jan 3
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Milking Stand Size/Plan Question
"Thanks, Deborah."
Nov 7, 2021
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Milking Stand Size/Plan Question
"It's been almost 20 years since my husband built our first milking stand, but from what I remember ... He used plans off the Internet at that time. We had no clue that there would be a difference between NDs and other goats, so he followed the…"
Nov 7, 2021

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