Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 8. 1 Reply

Two Doelings from Lake Koshkonong Nonpareil and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) born 11.5.2017.…Continue

Here we go again!

Started Nov 6 0 Replies

Lake Koshkonongs SnoCap and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) blessed us with a doeling over the weekend. First time Mom is doing great.…Continue

Birth Announcement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 3. 1 Reply

AOF Peg's Nina Ricci and Private Idaho SE Rendezvous have blessed us with three new additions to Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock. Two Bucklings and one Doeling. The Doeling is Dark Chocolate in…Continue

Feed Mix Recipe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Nov 3. 1 Reply

Greetings All,We are at the point where we go through enough feed to warrant ordering bulk. I am working with a local feed mill to produce my own mix for our Nigerians and Angoras. As these two…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017
"Congratulations!"
Nov 8
Naomi D'Andrea liked Bob Thomas's discussion Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017
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Blue Eyes, Wattles and Moonspots born 11.5.2017

Two Doelings from Lake Koshkonong Nonpareil and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) born 11.5.2017.See More
Nov 7
Bob Thomas replied to Judy Metcalf's discussion The hardest week ever
"Our hearts go out to you.  Sometimes no matter how much you do and how hard you work things still go awry. Take comfort in her two babies."
Nov 7
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Here we go again!

Lake Koshkonongs SnoCap and Olson Acres Duke (son of Count Chocula) blessed us with a doeling over the weekend. First time Mom is doing great.See More
Nov 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Birth Announcement
"Congratulations! They're beautiful. I'm so glad she decided to have only three this time."
Nov 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Feed Mix Recipe
"You usually want the calcium-phosphorus to be a 2:1 ratio unless you're feeding very large quantities of alfalfa, which is high in calcium. Otherwise, you could wind up with calcium deficiency, which causes milk fever (hypocalcemia) after…"
Nov 3
Bob Thomas posted a discussion

Birth Announcement

AOF Peg's Nina Ricci and Private Idaho SE Rendezvous have blessed us with three new additions to Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock. Two Bucklings and one Doeling. The Doeling is Dark Chocolate in color with a white poll. One Buckling is a Chamoise. The other bucking is undecided but looks maybe swiss marked.Mother and Babies are all doing great.…See More
Nov 3
Ginger Borgeson liked Bob Thomas's discussion Chaffahaye
Nov 2
Bob Thomas posted a discussion

Feed Mix Recipe

Greetings All,We are at the point where we go through enough feed to warrant ordering bulk. I am working with a local feed mill to produce my own mix for our Nigerians and Angoras. As these two breeds serve different purposes I am striving to find a recipe that will work for both Dairy and Fiber Goats. We are not in the Dairy business per say but do milk for our own purposes. I have looked at other Goat Grower recipes and with the help of the mill came up with the recipe. I would appreciate any…See More
Nov 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Chaffahaye
"We bought a semi-load of it in 2012 when we had a drought and had no hay available anywhere near us. We fed it and hay pellets to our goats. My main concern was how fast my kids were growing that summer. It is higher protein than regular alfalfa. I…"
Oct 29
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Chaffahaye
"I use this product mixed in with our doe's grain at milking time, mainly to make her take a little longer to eat so I have a little longer to milk. It's just a large handful twice a day, so I don't consider it a hay replacement.…"
Oct 28
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Chaffahaye

Now that the Chaffahaye product has been around for a few years I am wondering how it is working for everybody and how you are using it. Does it make a good hay replacement? Is it better than hay for our goats?See More
Oct 28
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Greetings from Wisconsin
"Wow! She looks great! Be sure to post a birth announcement when she kids!"
Oct 24
Bob Thomas replied to Bob Thomas's discussion Greetings from Wisconsin
"We have AOF Peg's Nina Ricci, the daughter of  your Coco Chanel and Rosasharn FS Pegasus born in 2012.  She is a wonderful girl, a great mom and an incredible milker. Nina is kidding in the next few days, bred to Private Idaho's…"
Oct 24

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Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock
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