Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Darleen Somley
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2year old doe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 28. 1 Reply

I have a 2 year old nd doe named Baby. Her mother gave birth to a massive male ( who was born dead) and a teeny little girl who was very small but perfect. Mom's cried for her dead baby but refused…Continue

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Darleen Somley replied to Lisa@pinebrook's discussion No grain for Nigerian pygmy goat's
"I was wondering if there is a specific thing in grain that causes the kidney stones? For example the molasses or corn..... Also was wondering if small, very small amounts of beet pulp is ok for the goats?"
May 10
Darleen Somley replied to Debbie Nightingale's discussion Oil of Oregano
"Dusty died because the breeder used DE. He was infested when I got him. Ivermec cleared up the worms but the damage was done and he never fully recovered. My vet recommended monthly worming with Ivermec and never expect DE to do the job.  Just…"
May 1
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Darleen Somley's discussion 2year old doe
"Yes, I agree with everything you said. I don't think I've ever heard of a farm that didn't have bucks escaping at some point. That's why we got rid of our LaMancha buck -- after he got in with my ND does twice, I decided he had…"
Apr 28
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2year old doe

I have a 2 year old nd doe named Baby. Her mother gave birth to a massive male ( who was born dead) and a teeny little girl who was very small but perfect. Mom's cried for her dead baby but refused to let Baby nurse at all so I milked Cupcake (named by a three year old) and bottle fed Baby. She is very healthy but remains about 2/3 the size of a normal doe. I'm thinking of getting a buck but I'm worried that even though Baby is small in size she would be genetically be carrying normal size (but…See More
Apr 24
Darleen Somley replied to Debbie Nightingale's discussion Oil of Oregano
"Diatomaceous earth seems fine....until it isn't. I got my first pair of goats from a breeder who uses DE for worming. A few weeks later I had to rush the buck to the vets because Dusty was very off his feed and lethargic. The vet told me that…"
Apr 24
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"Welcome to the group, Darleen! "
Apr 16
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At 1:19pm on April 16, 2018, Janie Hynson said…

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