Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Ellen Peavey
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Feeding the goats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Peavey Jan 26, 2015. 26 Replies

            I just recently received a pregnant doe and then bought a sterile goat as a companion for her. I have been feeding them grain twice a day morning and late afternoon and alfalfa/orchard…Continue

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Ellen Peavey replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"   Thanks for the links Rachel, I registered for homesteading today and the goat spot really some good ideas will probably use the one with the rubber hoses on the horns.  Ellen"
Jan 26, 2015
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"I linked you to some ideas for horns and keeping them out of fences in my first reply... in case you can't afford to re fence your pastures! :) Here is an example of some horn protection tricks.…"
Jan 26, 2015
Ellen Peavey replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"    Thanks Deborah will look it up to see what it looks like and how much it cost."
Jan 25, 2015
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"They make "goat fencing," which has 4" openings so they can't get their head in there."
Jan 25, 2015
Ellen Peavey replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"            Hi Glenna:   That is a good idea about the 50 gallon PVC barrel as long as it isn't a permanent structure it can be in the pasture. I will call the gas company and…"
Jan 25, 2015
Glenna Rose replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"For shelters where you cannot build anything, a 50-gallon PVC barrel with one end cut out works for getting out of the rain.  I had some for mine to play with but they decided to use them for shelters as well.  Ages ago, pre-barn, I had…"
Jan 24, 2015
Ellen Peavey replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"               Patty: there is always something new for me to learn about goats, very wet and cold here today weather is for the ducks. So much rain have the goats in the back and…"
Jan 23, 2015
Patty Meyer replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"Awe!  That clears things up a bit.  When I read "registered" I thought, "pure breed".   I thought of that as it would be now, though the 80's don't seem that "old", lol!  I guess for…"
Jan 23, 2015
Ellen Peavey replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"Rachel maybe I have a better picture of Madeline, I don't think she is a silky either. This is a better picture of all three of the goats."
Jan 23, 2015
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"Here is a picture Ellen shared with me on FB... as you can see, Madeline is not really all that shaggy. Especially for Winter. "
Jan 22, 2015
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Ellen Peavey's discussion Feeding the goats
"To clarify what I meant when I mentioned shaggy does: There are a lot of very "long haired" does in the current registered Nigerian stock. Some of my own have much longer fur in Winter. The same way that horses are much less sleek and…"
Jan 22, 2015

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At 10:57pm on January 19, 2015, Lin said…

Thanks. I have already read about dealing with does and birth issues. I will try to post a pic or two asap.

 
 
 


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