Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Kids with big bellies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 12. 15 Replies

I have 3 or 4 kids I purchased that have the round bellies like a watermelon. Fecals are clean. I don't want them to be smaller than normal. What can I do to correct this?The buckling is 6 months old…Continue

Hi fellow herders!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 20, 2019. 7 Replies

Im in Central Texas trying to milk my way to riches. HA HA HA. I make cheese, fudge, soap and lotion with the milk. Love my little Nigerians and have been breeding them since 2013. Each year teaches…Continue

How to tell a Freemartin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 12, 2019. 5 Replies

I purchased a Nigerian Dwarf quad doeling at 7 days old as the runt. Litter was 2 doelings, 2 bucklings. Shes 3 months old now.Her clitoris is enlarged and teats small. She's still very small for her…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"You're welcome! "
Jul 12
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Yes, I have a separate pen for the doelings. I'll get their feed corrected and hopefully she will grow to her potential. Thank you for all your help and the podcast."
Jul 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"The black buck looks good from the side, and 31 pounds is not bad for six months.  A doe should NOT be bred until she is 40 pounds, so it is highly unlikely that your doe is going to be big enough to breed until she is 18 months old. If you…"
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"It's been 100 outside here so will the bucklings be okay as long as they have mineral with ammonium chloride in it? "
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"They both had coccidiosis when little. The black buckling is 31 lbs. now. Here is the side view. "
Jul 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Wow! The 4-month-old spotted kid is 18.5 pounds? That's tiny. I won't sell my kids until they're 20#, which usually happens around 8 to 10 weeks. I wish I could get my hands on them because I'm not seeing any bones sticking out.…"
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Eyelids are light pink, weighs 18.5  on July 5. Photos following."
Jul 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"From this angle, they kind of look like they are overweight with a body condition of 4, especially the chamoisee (the first one). Can you upload photos of them from the side and also from the front or back? What color are the eyelids? How much do…"
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"First photo is 4 months old,  Next photo, black buckling is 6 months old. "
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
Jul 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"In addition, I'd suggest uploading photos of the kids so we can see what they look like."
Jul 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Looks like this is the same question you asked on my website. In case you didn't see my answer, here it is: It’s probably either worms or coccidia. A fecal can only confirm parasites. It cannot rule them out. Goat are not always shedding…"
Jul 11
GINGER K BRAUN replied to Lil's discussion Questions about copper bolusing
"oh wow! I guess I will find another method of giving copper! Thank you for letting me know."
Jul 10

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