Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Beverly Almeida
  • Female
  • Middleboro, MA
  • United States
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Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lyn Adams May 11, 2011. 17 Replies

Does anyone have any advice on weaning Buckwheat, (he's going to be 3 mos. old on May lst) off the goat milk replacer? I've been watering it down for him, giving him fresh hay and also, I bought goat…Continue

Cyst on my baby goat?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beverly Almeida Mar 26, 2011. 8 Replies

Hi all!  When we got Buckwheat at 4 wks old...he had a cyst on his cheek which the vet lanced and flushed and drained.  He's been on antibiotics for 2 wks now and it's gone.  However...last night, I…Continue

I'm a newbie!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beverly Almeida Mar 10, 2011. 28 Replies

Hi everyone!       I am a brand new goat owner...just got a 4 week old buck, he is missing some fur on his legs, is this common?Continue

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"Why are my goats sooooo noisy??? All day long they sound like babies out there, they are only quiet when I am out there with them!!"
Oct 24, 2011
Lyn Adams replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"They are so cute !!! "
May 11, 2011
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"A cup a day per kid is plenty for most doelings and intact bucklings. If you have a heavy show schedule or something else stressful in their lives, they might need more to maintain body condition."
May 11, 2011
Beverly Almeida replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"I'd listen to Deb....she knows way more.....had to wait for my husband to get home as he had the wires for my camera....but here are the pics now.....sorry"
May 10, 2011
Lyn Adams replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"Oh No, I'm I feeding mine to much ??  We did cut back to 3/4 at night. They used to get a cup at night. LOL"
May 10, 2011
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"This is not too little. I tell people 1/2 to 1 cup a day per goat. Especially if you have wethers, they really don't even need any grain at all. My original wethers got to be 100 pounds on an all grass diet. When people get wethers from me, I…"
May 10, 2011
Beverly Almeida replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"I wonder why he told me they only get l/2 cup a day....am I feeding them too little grain??? It's sweet coarse l4 grain, it's got molasses and corn and pellets in it....should I give them more do you think? I don't want them to be…"
May 10, 2011
Lyn Adams replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"Well congratulations on the new arrivals. I'm still waiting on my next two. Soon I hope, sometime in June. We are feeding our goat 1/4c  beet pulp, Deluxe Rabbit  and goat grain. It's from Blue Seal. I give them 1 cup of this…"
May 9, 2011
Beverly Almeida replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"Hi!  Yes, we got the other two this past Saturday.  They have been crying for their mom...but other than that, they're good.  Eating hay, drinking water (thank goodness) and l/2 cup sweet grain a day...that's what he told me…"
May 9, 2011
Lyn Adams replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"Hi Beverly, I was wondering if you got the other two yet ? I've been giving Oliver goat milk replacer also. He gets a bottle in the am and a bottle before bed. I give him warm water in the bottle when I get home from work. He's eating hay…"
May 8, 2011
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"He'll probably be close to 50 by a year and 75 by age 3, so he's got a lot of growing left to do!"
May 5, 2011
Beverly Almeida replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"He's now 3 mos old and he's up to 25 lbs!!"
May 5, 2011
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"They don't totally stop growing until they're three years old, but they are usually within an inch or two of their mature height by the time they're a year old. Between one and three, they gain depth in their body and a little bit of…"
May 5, 2011
Beverly Almeida replied to Beverly Almeida's discussion Weaning my kid off goat milk replacer
"How old before they're full grown?"
May 5, 2011
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May 3, 2011
Beverly Almeida commented on Beverly Almeida's blog post Buckwheat is 6 weeks old now!
"I found the ad on craigslist...it was in the heart of Springfield, Ma.  We bought inspectrin? (sp) for the mites...he was full of them, all his fur was missing on his legs but now it's all grown back and he looks normal.  I used the…"
Apr 29, 2011

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Buckwheat is 6 weeks old now!

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:10pm 10 Comments

Buckwheat is doing really well.  He went to the vet about a week ago, and got his CDT shot, got wormed, had his hooves trimmed and the boil lanced on his cheek.  He's on antibiotics for that now, but it's almost completely gone.  :)  The vet did check him over and said he is malnourished but assured me that I am doing all the right things and he should start to thrive very soon.  He only weighs 6.6 lbs!! My rat terrier weighs more than that!  He's now eating little bits of hay and a raisin here… Continue

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At 5:04pm on March 09, 2011, Lyn Adams gave Beverly Almeida a gift
At 2:33pm on March 7, 2011, Dianea Fay said…
Welcome to the group.
At 11:19am on March 7, 2011, Melissa Johnson said…
I love his name!!!  This is an awesome site.  Everyone is really helpful and patient with us "newbies"  ^^
At 10:44am on March 7, 2011, Beverly Almeida said…
Hi everyone.....I have just been given a 4 week old nigerian dwarf baby....he's so cute, thought I'd join this site to get to know everything I need to know about raising them...we are now looking for a playmate for him as he is currently playing with our 4 chihuahuas!!
At 11:47pm on March 6, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Welcome! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" forum. If you have any questions, just ask!
 
 
 


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