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"Precoscious" doeling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 30. 1 Reply

Hi,  I'm having trouble in my barn with a 6 month old female twin doeling trying  to mount the other goats,  vocalizing vociferously and so dedicated that she doesn't stop pestering to eat.  She is…Continue

Too many kids for one mom!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 4. 3 Replies

Deborah and all, My 5 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe had 5 kids two weeks ago. Mom is getting pretty thin and I've tried supplementing with Kid Milk and the kids felt i was killing them. Now I'm feeding…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 22. 1 Reply

I need to change from two milking a day to one. What are the best (easiest on my doe) ways to do that? I think she is about one month pregnant. She has been giving a pint of milk each milking. Thanks…Continue

Too many many male kids!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 18, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi everyone and Deborah,Im selecting a buck for my 5 year old doe, Macchitta, and have some questions I'd like some guidance on, please. I've breed her two times to a first buck, one male kid the…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion "Precoscious" doeling
"A precocious doe is one that starts milking without being bred. This is just a doe that's acting bucky. Some does do tend to act more bucky than others. I have an 8-year-old that worried me when she was younger because she acted like that, but…"
Nov 30
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"Precoscious" doeling

Hi,  I'm having trouble in my barn with a 6 month old female twin doeling trying  to mount the other goats,  vocalizing vociferously and so dedicated that she doesn't stop pestering to eat.  She is polled    from a polled mom and horned dad, so i hope this isn't a case of hermafrodism. Any ideas and suggestions would help.  She has changed a peaceful barn to a bunch (4) of butting each other goats for the last 3 weeks Thanks very much, Barb RondineSee More
Nov 30
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Nov 28
Deborah Niemann-Boehle left a comment for Barbara Jean Rondine
"It is really best if you create a discussion in the forum so that we'll have a threaded discussion, and we'll be able to see all of the comments (yours, mine, and other). Also, others will be able to see your question and may have…"
Nov 25
Barbara Jean Rondine left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Another concern is that the mom has developed bumps,  like hives,  on the right side of her udder. She still milks nicely and is eating well.  I walk them in the snow and wonder if this could be an irritant,  but why on half of…"
Nov 25
Barbara Jean Rondine left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Deborah, Remember the quints born this summer ? I kept the two doelings and they are 6 months old now. For the past two weeks, or so, one of them has started mounting and vocalizing and nipping at the others and pesters them almost all the…"
Nov 25
Barbara Jean Rondine left a comment for Deborah Niemann-Boehle
"Deborah, I've got problems with my kid and mom but can't figure out how to get to the forum page and you. Thanks for the info, Barbara Rondine"
Nov 25
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many kids for one mom!
"Yes, you can feed raw cow milk or pasteurized cow milk to goats. They usually do fine on it. If you use raw milk, you want to be sure the cow is negative for Johnes, which can be transmitted to goats. I don't understand what your vet meant by…"
Jun 4
Laura Milko replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many kids for one mom!
"Hi Deborah I've been raising ND's for about 3 years.  I joined this group a few month ago.  I have a 4 year old doe on her 3rd freshening and she also had 5 but we lost one at birth.  All the babies were really small and we…"
Jun 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many kids for one mom!
"A doe cannot feed five kids. I'm honestly surprised you haven't lost a kid yet. That's pretty amazing. It says a lot about the doe's production and the kids' perseverance. I've seen kids give up after a day or two of…"
Jun 1
Barbara Jean Rondine posted a discussion

Too many kids for one mom!

Deborah and all, My 5 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe had 5 kids two weeks ago. Mom is getting pretty thin and I've tried supplementing with Kid Milk and the kids felt i was killing them. Now I'm feeding Mom several times a day plus her having hay all the time.  A friend suggested Infamel (it tastes awful to me! ). Any suggestions? See More
May 31
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion I
"At that level of production, it's not a big deal. Just do it. You will probably see her production go down in about 3-4 days. Most goats will produce 2/3 to 1/2 as much when to go from two to one milking a day."
Jan 22
Barbara Jean Rondine posted a discussion

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I need to change from two milking a day to one. What are the best (easiest on my doe) ways to do that? I think she is about one month pregnant. She has been giving a pint of milk each milking. Thanks for any suggestions.BarbSee More
Jan 21
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many mele
"I haven’t seen any research on this in goats. Lots of people have been trying to figure out how to have more does forever, and no one has figured it out. I saw research recently where they’re genetically modifying a species to throw only…"
Dec 24, 2017
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many mele
"That's really interesting about the influence a doe might have on gender. Do you know if there's research on this, or are those results anecdotal?"
Dec 23, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Barbara Jean Rondine's discussion Too many mele
"Oh, I see what happened! You posted this twice, and my response is on the other one."
Dec 23, 2017

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At 9:45pm on November 28, 2018, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
At 9:54pm on November 25, 2018, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…

It is really best if you create a discussion in the forum so that we'll have a threaded discussion, and we'll be able to see all of the comments (yours, mine, and other). Also, others will be able to see your question and may have something to add. Click on FORUM at the top of the page, and then click on +Add, which is just below the photo of the goats. Since these are two different issues, ideally you should create two discussions. Also, the discussions will be searchable for people in the future. We have a few thousand people every month who find us through Google and simply read our archives.

 
 
 


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