Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Cynthia Koscinch
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  • Dearing, GA
  • United States
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Safety Margin for Gardenias, Elderberries & Tall Lettuce

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Monday. 2 Replies

I have searched many websites and many of the posts on this forum but have not found the answers to some new questions.  Gardenias:  I have a large gardenia bush in the middle of the pasture that I…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Cynthia Koscinch's discussion Safety Margin for Gardenias, Elderberries & Tall Lettuce
"I don't have experience with those plants, and I have not found any good lists online that are accurate about what is and is not poisonous to goats. It's pretty well accepted that goats don't usually eat things that are poisonous…"
Monday
Cynthia Koscinch replied to Cynthia Koscinch's discussion Safety Margin for Gardenias, Elderberries & Tall Lettuce
"Also, I don't see hickory trees on any of my lists...good or bad.  My neighbor is cutting down some hickory trees and he said I could have the leaves if I wanted them. "
Sunday
Cynthia Koscinch replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
""...When I talked about managing properly, that means that you don't leave animals in a pasture until they've eaten it down to the dirt...."  --I agree!  Unfortunately, my husband's mare WILL eat a pasture down to…"
Sunday
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Safety Margin for Gardenias, Elderberries & Tall Lettuce

I have searched many websites and many of the posts on this forum but have not found the answers to some new questions.  Gardenias:  I have a large gardenia bush in the middle of the pasture that I am going to fence in for goats.  Are gardenias safe for goats?  I do plan on fencing it off but need to know if it's safe  or not so I can plan on fencing options.  Elderberries:  I have about 6 elderberry plants on the new property.  I do plan on fencing them off so I can harvest them but again, I…See More
Sunday
Cynthia Koscinch replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"Thanks Deborah, With only 4 goats (currently), I can't imagine that 6 acres being eaten down very quickly.  But I do have a 1+ acre pasture that the horses have grazed down to the nub.  I have moved the horses off of it and want…"
Friday
Cynthia Koscinch replied to Old Haunt Farm's discussion Copper Deficiency: Worth It to Get a Filter for the Well?
"HI Julia, Do you remember the brand of filter?  We have lived on our farm for 8 years as of this month and have had high iron the whole time, even with the large blue water tank filter which is in the well house.  I want to get a…"
May 5
Cynthia Koscinch liked Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion body condition
May 4
Cynthia Koscinch replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"Would you share the name of the goat pasture seed mix?  I have 6 acres that we just bought.  It is full of oak, pine and sweet gum trees as well as raspberry bushes and briars.  But for when I DO need to overseed, I would like to do…"
May 4
Cynthia Koscinch replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"Thank you for the lengthy reply Deborah.  I need to weigh them again.  I made a makeshift pen for them on the side of my barn about 4 weeks ago.  I didn't think they had grown that much until yesterday when I went to put a rain…"
May 4
Cynthia Koscinch replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Minerals Question: Goats eating too much
"Thank you!  I already have that as I give it to my chickens and fill one of the bird feeders with it!  "
May 4
Cynthia Koscinch replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Minerals Question: Goats eating too much
"I did a site search for BOSS but am not coming up with anything... what is BOSS?  I have 2 young wethers, 1 buckling and will be getting my first doe in 2 weeks after her kids are weaned. I want to make sure I have everything I need as we…"
May 3
Cynthia Koscinch replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"The person I bought my 1st kids (bucklings) from told me NOT to feed them grain.  My poor babies had a hard 1st 2 weeks of life....I had a terrible time getting rid of their scours.  One vet told me to put them on cows milk, another vet…"
May 3
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Making Dairy Products

For those who make their own yogurt, cheese, ice cream, pudding, soap, etc...  and for those who want to learn how!
Apr 30
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Apr 30
Janie Hynson left a comment for Cynthia Koscinch
"Welcome to the group, Cynthia!"
Apr 29
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Apr 29

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