Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Glenna Rose
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  • Vancouver, WA
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Need web page address that shows kid skull sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 2. 1 Reply

Two or three years ago, I came across a web page discussing the importance of only breeding full-blood Nigerian Dwarf bucks to Nigerian Dwarf does.It explained the difference in skull sizes between…Continue

Graphics/Photos of goat skulls - do you have any?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 6. 1 Reply

Several years ago, I came across a page which totally explained why our Nigerian Dwarf does should only be bred to purebred Nigerian Dwarf bucks.  To illustrate exactly why, they had skulls of the…Continue

Evacuation Information

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Sep 16, 2020. 2 Replies

We never know when we might need to evacuate our animals and something we rarely think about.  This farm very generous offered good information. It is worth printing and keeping with your goat…Continue

Near forest fires and/or smoke?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Sep 20, 2020. 5 Replies

For those living near the forest fires and smoke:Baking soda: I don't know if this is smoke-related but am posting it just in case it is.My goat feeder with baking soda in it has never been below a…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Need web page address that shows kid skull sizes
"I have not seen that. If you do find it, be sure to share it here. I was told by a former pygmy breeder that it was the broad shoulders that caused so many c-sections in pygmies. Even when pygmies are bred to each other, they have a very high rate…"
Feb 2
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Need web page address that shows kid skull sizes

Two or three years ago, I came across a web page discussing the importance of only breeding full-blood Nigerian Dwarf bucks to Nigerian Dwarf does.It explained the difference in skull sizes between Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy kids and the more delicate bone structure of Nigerian Dwarf does.  It discussed why it was important to not use Pygmy bucks or to use mixes to breed to the finer-boned Nigerian Dwarf does.They had illustrations of each which really drove home the point of the importance of…See More
Feb 1
Glenna Rose replied to Deborah Niemann-Boehle's discussion Scammer deleted from site
"So sorry to hear this.  I don't understand why people cannot simply appreciate what is offered to them instead of trying to exploit it.Thank you for being alert and catching it."
Jan 22
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Graphics/Photos of goat skulls - do you have any?
"I've never seen that, but if you come across it again, please share! I'd love to see it.  When I saw your subject line, I thought, "Oh, I have goat skulls!" But I only have ND skulls. I do know quite a few breeders who quit…"
Jan 6
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Graphics/Photos of goat skulls - do you have any?

Several years ago, I came across a page which totally explained why our Nigerian Dwarf does should only be bred to purebred Nigerian Dwarf bucks.  To illustrate exactly why, they had skulls of the different breeds of goats which showed Pygmy goats, though they are a small goat, have larger heads than Nigerian Dwarf goats.  It went on to explain that if the kid chooses the genes of the Pygmy (or other breed) goat at conception, that the kids may not be able to be delivered with the smaller, more…See More
Jan 5
Glenna Rose replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I second Deborah's suggestion about checking websites.  Also, if you don't see it on their website, call.  As far as I know, only one feed store in our area carries it. I had bought my first bags from a local farmer who has an…"
Sep 26, 2020
Glenna Rose replied to Lil's discussion Should I take my goats when/if I move?
"Another thing to consider:  If they have never traveled before (locally or otherwise), you might take them on short trips so they are somewhat familiar with the noises and smells.  It might make a difference on how stressed they are during…"
Sep 25, 2020
Glenna Rose replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I will say that I keep granulated sea kelp in front of my girls all the time, in addition to baking soda and loose minerals, all of which are in separate containers. I find my girls go through kelp in cycles - some times they eat a lot of it in a…"
Sep 25, 2020
Glenna Rose replied to Lil's discussion Should I take my goats when/if I move?
"If it were me, I would definitely take them.  It will take some planning which would also included taking a month's supply of hay with you so the transition to the local hay can be made slowly to reduce stress on their systems.I have much…"
Sep 22, 2020
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Thank you, Naomi, for all of us.  For us personally (my goats and me), it is likely behind us.  We finally got rain early Friday morning, along with a lightening storm.  It didn't clear the air as much as one would expect that…"
Sep 20, 2020
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Glenna, I just read what you replied. Have you gotten rain yet? Any relief in your area? I'm so sorry. It's heartbreaking to have animals depending on you and looking to you for help, when you can do nothing. How are they doing?"
Sep 19, 2020
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Evacuation Information
"You are welcome.  I was not certain of which "section" to post it but thought in the wrong place was better than not at all.Deep gratitude is mine that I am not one of those who needs to evacuate and likely won't ever be.…"
Sep 16, 2020
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Evacuation Information
"Thanks so much for sharing that info! Here is another organization that works to help evacuate livestock: https://www.halterproject.org/"
Sep 16, 2020
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Evacuation Information

We never know when we might need to evacuate our animals and something we rarely think about.  This farm very generous offered good information. It is worth printing and keeping with your goat books.…See More
Sep 15, 2020
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Thank you.  There are thousands who need good thoughts and prayer.As you can imagine, our air index is quite high - it has been in the hazardous zone for days.  It varies a lot from location to location.  For instance, my son lives…"
Sep 15, 2020

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VanEden
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At 10:14pm on October 26, 2013, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
At 11:20pm on September 11, 2012, Deborah Painchaud said…

thanks...it is so obvious I am a newbie...your ND's are so cute...

 
 
 

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