Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Deborah Niemann-Boehle
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Helen Setterfield's discussion from Oregon
"I wouldn't say that CL is more of a problem in Oregon than anywhere else. Considering the background of your goats, I would not be surprised if they had CAE or Johnes too. An animal hoarder does not generally buy the best quality animals. They…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle commented on Rachel in Wonderland's photo

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"Pretty buck! I don't know the story behind the photo, so you may have been leading him somewhere, but I just wanted to mention for the sake of any lurkers that you should not tie out goats because they can hang themselves (they like to climb),…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Helen Setterfield's discussion from Oregon
"So sorry to hear that the goats tested positive for CL. That is disappointing but not surprising, considering where they came from.  We never actually wean our doeling, and most of them quit nursing by 8-10 months. In many cases, if…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Randi Leister's discussion Bald patch, scaly skin
"I've never used it, but when I looked it up, it appears that sulfur is the active ingredient, and people do use that for external parasites. If you already have it on hand, it might be worth a try. If you decide to use it, let us know how it…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Christie McGinnis's discussion Sharing - Downloadable Health Record
"Love the health record!"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Brett Zimmerman's discussion when do you choose to breed?
"If you just want milk for your own family's consumption, you might want to go a couple of years between breedings. You have to have good genetics to do that though. We had a doe that just dried up after a 24 month lactation. We have had some…"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Myra Isaac's discussion Help! Buck down, won't walk, drink, or hold up his head
"Having a buck sharing a fenceline with does (or other bucks) is not the same thing as a buck being alone. As you noticed, he does interact with the does. The down side to this scenario is that you may wind up with unexpected breedings, but at least…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Kari O'Connor's discussion Hi , my name is kari
"Welcome to the group!"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Randi Leister's discussion Bald patch, scaly skin
"Yeah, that kind of looks like mites, but the only way to know for sure is to take her to the vet and have him do a skin scraping. Ivomec pour-on kills both mites and lice, but it takes about a week for the skin to start to look better if it's…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Help with milking process for first-timers
"Commercial dairies take all kids away from the mom at birth, milk the mom two times a day, and bottlefeed the kids. They do this because they are operating under the mistaken belief that they will make more money by doing so. They will be able to…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Help with milking process for first-timers
"You did not say when she freshened, but you really should not be separating her from triplets until they are two months old. Also, it is a bad idea to separate her from the kids during the day. Like people, goats prefer to sleep at night, so the…"
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Paul Spear's discussion milker
"Could you give us a little more info about your situation? Are you considering a purchase, or have you already bought it and have questions about how to use it? If so, what exactly do you need to know?"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Homeopathy in goats
"It is great that you know someone who is experienced with homeopathy in goats. The challenge with homeopathy really is finding someone knowledgeable. For anyone reading this who is not familiar with homeopathy, the remedy will vary from one animal…"
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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

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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

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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.
At 12:41pm on August 18, 2013, Lyn Adams said…
Just ordered your new book , Raising Goats Naturally. Looking forward to reading it.
At 8:26am on June 18, 2013, Bruce Ashbrook said…

Good Morning,I have two bottle babies(have reduced to 8oz. per day).They are on their way to being 20 lbs.Will wean soon .

My ?

 Should kids be locked in at night there are no predators that I'm Leary about and I thought they could come and go as they please in the Paddock area Thank You

At 8:41pm on June 7, 2013, Amy Bell said…


I just had an ah-ha moment. Having trouble tattooing my dark eared goats. So I bought some light green ink and thought all would be well.

I re-tattooed a black doe 3 weeks ago for a show and decided to check and see how the tattoo was looking. Well the right side I did with my gray numerals and the left with my white numerals. A few years ago I bought the white set because I was missing a few letters.

Well there was no color on the right side, just the scar. The left side retained the color. I noticed that my white numerals have thicker needles, thus putting more ink in the ear.

Maybe too late to put in your book but I wish I knew that before!!

At 1:08pm on February 27, 2013, Laura Collins said…

Hi Deborah! I hope to be able to get your books soon. Do they come in a digital copy?

And Happy Belated Birthday!

At 12:48pm on February 21, 2013, Payton Larson said…

Happy Birthday!! :D

At 11:36am on February 21, 2013, Kailyn Elliott said…

Happy Birthday!

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