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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Can goats balance their nutrient needs?
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion New buckling undersized underweight... help!
"Yes, and I'd start feeding him some grain and alfalfa too, if you aren't already. Poor baby needs to gain some weight. I'd probably also treat for coccidia since you saw some in the fecal."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion New buckling undersized underweight... help!
"That looks like hay belly, which they get when they have a heavy load of parasites. Yes, bankrupt worm should show up in a fecal, but they may not always be shedding eggs."
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion New buckling undersized underweight... help!
"Do you know what she meant by cocci prevention program? Some are better than others. If his intestines are damaged, he will grow really slowly, and it's anybody's guess as to how big he will get. It shouldn't affect his ability to…"
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Can goats balance their nutrient needs?

Can animals intuitively balance their diets? Earlier studies in this area said no, even though many organic and grassfed cattle producers have sworn by cafeteria-style minerals for a very long time. This article explains how earlier studies were flawed and how we now understand animals do balance their diets. This is also why you should never mix things (kelp, salt, etc) into your minerals. Animals should have more separate options available, not less, because individual nutrient needs between…See More
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Julia @Woody Glen Farm's discussion New buckling undersized underweight... help!
"When you say he didn't have any parasites, do you really mean zero? If you saw absolutely zero, something could have gone wrong with the fecal, so I'd run it again. Although a fecal can confirm a diagnosis of parasites, it does not…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Matt Engel's discussion Buckling...
"I sorry to say that bucks do grow up to be stinky and pee on themselves. Actually they pee on their faces -- yeah, that takes talent! Nigerian bucks, however, are not the obnoxious jerks that bigger bucks are. Most people say their bucks are super…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Powdery "Stuff" On Vulva
"Doesn't ring a bell. Could it just be dried mucus or dry skin? Is there a buck in the pen with her all the time?"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Goat lover101's discussion Goats???
"Lots of us do! :) Where are you located? We have members all over the world. And since it looks like you already have a couple of goats, I'm sure you know that they are all different and have different strengths and weaknesses. Can you tell us…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Am I A Goat Mom Again?
"It is good that she is with her mom. There isn't much you can do, other than spending time with her. It varies from goat to goat as far as how long it takes the to deal with new things. Some get over it right away, and some can take close to a…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Am I A Goat Mom Again?
"Sorry I'm not clear on the situation. Are you saying you have a single goat? When you say her mom is also crying, do you mean her goat mom or you?"
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Can goats balance their nutrient needs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on Friday. 1 Reply

Can animals intuitively balance their diets? Earlier studies in this area said no, even though many organic and grassfed cattle producers have sworn by cafeteria-style minerals for a very long time.…Continue

Tags: minerals

Using DE as a dewormer

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Here is an article that summarizes many of the studies done on the use of diatomaceous earth (DE) as a dewormer:…Continue

Tags: DE, parasites, worms

Week one weight gain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myra Isaac Feb 20. 3 Replies

People have asked about newborn weight gain in the past, and I've said multiple times that I want to keep track of a kids' weights at some point, but I never got around to it ... until now! Actually…Continue

Nutrients in weeds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chaverah Farm Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Next time a new member talks about ripping up the weeds in their pasture and planting grass, we need to point them to this study:…Continue

Tags: alfalfa, grass, hay, pasture

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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.

At 7:04am on March 6, 2014, Donna Peck said…

Hi Deborah! Thanks for the welcome. It's good to know that there are people in our corner of the world who are also Nigerian Dwarf owners/enthusiasts! Thank you.

At 7:21pm on February 15, 2014, Juliana Goodwin said…

Hi Deborah I am so sorry!!  I hardly ever use that gmail account anymore and I haven't seen any of this until just now. 

Thank you for letting me know about Lizzie's buck- I am regretfully going to have to pass on him though.  I really had my heart set on the Charlotte buck...I hope I didn't hold you up in advertising him.  I will just forfeit my deposit in case there was any inconvenience in my slow reply.  thanks so much for letting me know.

At 10:44pm on October 26, 2013, Glenna Rose said…

Thank you so much for the link, Deborah!  I already posted it on facebook where my "friends" are already familiar with the antics of mine.  Drug-fighting goats rock!

At 8:06pm on October 8, 2013, Myra Isaac said…
Yes, I'm a Kansas girl! :) I would love to meet you as well!! We're about 5.5 hours from Lawrence in the southwest corner of the state so it's a bit of a drive.

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