Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Does Eating Placenta: A Poll
"Yes, we let them eat it. Most of them eat the whole thing. First fresheners sometimes don't. It is highly nutritious, and they've been doing it since the beginning of time. I have a time arguing with something that's worked…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle left a comment for Ellen Petrick
"Welcome to the group! We are having goat classes on the farm on Saturday, if you're free. We're about 90 minutes from Chicago."
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Patty Meyer replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
" Yes, that's also a drawback.  I'd prefer they made one with and one without, so people could choose, or use one for bucks and one for does if they want their bucks to get it. "
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Myra Isaac replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"The problem I have with Manna Pro is that I can't find it without ammonium chloride in it. I'd really prefer not to feed that to my animals full time. I finally ordered in some Sweetlix Meatmaker and the goats seem to really like it."
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Patty Meyer replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"Yes, that is the one drawback.  I wish they did make bigger bags or buckets.  Wenever I get to the city, I end up buying 6 or 8 bags.   Maybe we should keep requesting that, and they'll start. :) "
Patty Meyer replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"Thanks. :) "
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"Wow that's really interesting Patty! Thanks for doing that research! Only trouble I have with Manna Pro is they don't sell big tubs of it (that I can find) and the little bags add up to be a lot more expensive. Maybe I'll have to do…"
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"I removed one of them for you, Patty. :) "
Patty Meyer replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"What????  How did that happen?  I lost this the first time I posted.  It didn't show up anywhere.  I had to re-type it, so the ending of each is different.  Now, they're both here!?!?  Hmmm......."
Patty Meyer replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"I was just wrestling through some questions about minerals in my brain when this post came up. I thought I'd share a bit of what I found out. I use Mana Pro goat minerals, and I've always loved them. I know that they contain less copper…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Rose Stuart's discussion ears
"They usually stand up within a few days."
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"Whoops! I see that it is only that long! I thought you mentioned it being closer to 9... lol "
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"It works, but it only shows that there is 3+ min of it. "
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Katharine Norton's discussion All year field for goats?
"I'm guessing that your situation may be very different in Nigeria than for most of us on this list in the US and even other parts of the world that get more rainfall. If you get very little rain and don't have much green grass or dew on…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"It's just an audio. I edited my original post and added a link to it in If you click on the last link in my original post, does the audio work for you? "
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Goat mineral basics
"Is it a video? If you can make it into a video, (even with no pictures, you could make a slideshow, and put it is as audio, I think) YouTube would work, and you can embed that into your post above. :) "

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Goat mineral basics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer 11 hours ago. 15 Replies

Hi everyone,Since goat mineral issues come up so often, I've decided to create a post with basic mineral info. Here is a link to an excerpt from Raising Goats Naturally:…Continue

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Hi everyone!I wanted to let you know that I'm going to start doing homesteading webinars! People have been asking me to do them for years, and I finally decided that I'm just going to do it! You all…Continue

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For those of you wondering if your goat is pregnant, I just wrote this blog post, complete with a photo quiz and a video!…Continue

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At 7:42pm on September 27, 2014, M. K. said…

Rabbits are definately happier in a larger pen, although, my angoras never seemed particularly athletic.  Compared with other breeds, they sat around a lot.  I keep my rabbits in 4 foot by 8 foot wire pens set on the ground.   The walk-in pens look like little houses.  They  have tarps over the pitched roofs, and  wire floors.   The pens are all kept within the perimeter of a solar charged electronet fence for predator protection.  My charger and fence are from Premier. They are usually a good company to work with.

At 6:44pm on September 27, 2014, Myra Isaac said…
Thanks! Wow that's really sad! I recently got a Great Pyr LGD puppy to hopefully help with our predator issues. He comes from working bloodlines and both parents are guardian dogs as well as grandparents so hopefully he'll be up to the job. I want to build a hutch for my rabbits that has access to some dirt and grass. Completely enclosed with wire buried underneath it or else really deep around the edges. What did you use? I hate having her in that tiny cage even tho I know other people do it. It just seems So tiny and I don't want her to be miserable!
At 2:45pm on September 27, 2014, Myra Isaac said…
Thanks! My new girl was under the weather the other day and I was really worried about wool block. I'm making sure she has some good Timothy hay to much on if she wants now and she seems to be fine. What kind of cages or hutches did you use when you had them? I currently have a wire cage that I put a piece of ply wood in for her to sit on so it's not so hard on her feet. She really likes that board! What did you feed yours?
At 6:50pm on September 22, 2014, Myra Isaac said…
Hi Deborah, I recently purchased an angora rabbit for wool. I have your Homesteading book already but was wondering if you knew of a good Angora care/raising book? Seems like I can't find much online but I probably don't know where to look. Do you know of any good websites? I'd like to have a book with some in depth care/health info for angoras.
At 6:25pm on June 11, 2014, Dave Marschang said…

yeah I have a hell of a time on here knowing when someones replied to something

At 8:56pm on June 9, 2014, Dave Marschang said…

the lamancha doe is very gentle with ginny, and ginny actually seems to enjoy the attention. she appears to be a very gentle giant and even against the other lamancha does her threats seem pathetically gentle. and yes we do want a buck, I don't know that as beginners we need a $600 buck to start. your worst quality buck is 100 times better than the barnyard mutts we have around here so something on the cheaper side will work for us. what do you have available? you website gave me the impression all bucks were sold.


At 7:38pm on June 3, 2014, Dave Marschang said…

well a 6 yr old Lamancha has apparently taking a likin to Ginny, she follows her around pushing her across the stall with her head, then she will stick her head under Ginnys backend and lift her in the air. Not sure what any of that means but Ginny just stands there patiently and takes it. everyone is still doing good and Ginnys diarrhea appears to have gotten better. we have plenty of room at this farm for a buck and will be seriously looking to purchase one soon, not sure if you have any available or not but, will probably be calling soon.

At 10:00am on June 1, 2014, Dave Marschang said…

oh my god! Gertrude never shuts up! typical female......anyway thought I would let you know the girls are fitting in just fine, they get to meet the lamanchas today. Ginny has a little bit of diarrhea. we gave her probios yesterday so we will see what happens. while neither will take treats from us yet, Ginny is much more skittish than Gertrude so it makes sense to us that she would be the one with diarrhea. we don't think its anything to worry about yet.

At 8:01pm on May 17, 2014, Lyn Adams said…
Hey Deborah, I'd think your opinion on this, a member needs to find a home for her two withers. Do you think it would be a problem if I took them in, right now I have 4 , I was just concerned about them all being together . Can you help?
At 7:55pm on May 7, 2014, Dave Marschang said…

sorry deb just seen the message about reporting the spam to you, but cant find it anymore.

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