Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

James Tinker
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  • Pocahontas, AR
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Sores on udder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jan 11, 2017. 5 Replies

I recently took possession of a 11 year old doe with a kid. She had a rough kidding on Dec 7, one live and one was hung and was eventually got out dead. The previous owner doctored her with pen g and…Continue

A good read on Copper Defeciency

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Tinker Jun 29, 2016. 3 Replies

Here is a good read on copperhttp://www.saanendoah.com/copper1.htmlContinue

Oh how my bucks have grown

Started this discussion. Last reply by Naomi D'Andrea Jun 16, 2016. 1 Reply

I just wanted to show how my bucks have grown. They are now 15 months old.…Continue

help with a farm name

Started this discussion. Last reply by Naomi D'Andrea Jun 16, 2016. 5 Replies

i am still really just starting out but i feel that i need to decide on a name. my family is just going to do something small, few goats, chickens, garden and bees (for now). my last name is Tinker…Continue

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James Tinker replied to Aaron White's discussion Hay while on pasture?
"sounds like there is enough browse in the pasture to keep them busy and full."
23 hours ago
James Tinker replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Can dry doe be forced into milk?
"i don' know unless the vet was going to give her hormone shots or something. i have read that some have kept a doe in milk multiple years. just maybe, if she wanted kids so much that she let others nurse, she might come into milk when kids…"
23 hours ago
James Tinker replied to Aaron White's discussion My barns
"Looks Great"
Sep 4
James Tinker replied to Emily's discussion Feeding horse feed
"I have been using the onyx as it is available, what else would you recommend, an ADM mineral, or one from tractor supply or Orscheln's"
May 12
James Tinker replied to James Tinker's discussion First Freshener FF Pre kidding udder development...due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Your welcome, I plan on doing this again with my mini lamancha "
Feb 19
Lori replied to James Tinker's discussion First Freshener FF Pre kidding udder development...due feb 19, Updated photos, now at 14 days to go.... at 23 days to go...countdown
"Thank you for posting all the pictures!  As Deborah said, newbies like myself learn a lot from the posts of others.   "
Feb 15
James Tinker replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Interesting article on udder development and dam raising kids.
"I found that article interesting as well. I did try it with the doeling that I raised this year and could see how it could help the development. I plan on implementing some of the techniques again in the spring. I can definitely see how letting the…"
Aug 16, 2017
James Tinker replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"I had something similar happen last year to a doe at the end of her pregnancy, she bloated with no change in her feed, and at that time i just chalked it up to something in the pregnancy, however a couple month later my buck did the same thing fine…"
Jul 3, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"Eleven pound at 8 weeks is very underweight. I've had kids weigh twice that much by then, but they should at least be in the upper teens."
May 7, 2017
Cynthia Koscinch replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"Thank you for the lengthy reply Deborah.  I need to weigh them again.  I made a makeshift pen for them on the side of my barn about 4 weeks ago.  I didn't think they had grown that much until yesterday when I went to put a rain…"
May 4, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"Welcome to the group, Cynthia. Your experience is highly unusual. There is NO way you were overfeeding them. Something was definitely not right. These kids don't sound healthy. Hopefully they're actually wethers rather than breeding…"
May 3, 2017
Cynthia Koscinch replied to James Tinker's discussion what age to wean bottle baby from grain
"The person I bought my 1st kids (bucklings) from told me NOT to feed them grain.  My poor babies had a hard 1st 2 weeks of life....I had a terrible time getting rid of their scours.  One vet told me to put them on cows milk, another vet…"
May 3, 2017
James Tinker replied to Ken Ku's discussion 12 Willows Farm's first kids of 2017
"just beautiful"
Feb 25, 2017
James Tinker replied to Katie Pool's discussion What Size PolyDome?
"I personally would get the larger, we always seem to wind up with another goat. Also, I started with a smaller shelter, the realized I needed it larger so that I could get in there to do different things."
Feb 25, 2017
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to James Tinker's discussion Sores on udder
"Glad to hear she's improving! "
Jan 11, 2017
James Tinker replied to James Tinker's discussion Sores on udder
"Udder still healing, the really thick scabs have scluffed off and I am continuing to doctor her with the salve. I am going to let her raise her doeling then I am going to try to dry her off slowly to hopefully keep the mastitis from coming…"
Jan 11, 2017

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Posted on September 18, 2015 at 10:27am 0 Comments

My little ones growing up..

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 10:50am 2 Comments

I still think they are cute and enjoy their antics just as much as when bottle feeding them, but my wife just made the comment that they are grown up and not as cute as when little. …

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Photos from the River's Edge

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

Morning time with the animals

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 10:52am 0 Comments

After taking the children to school I went to the farm. It is a very peacefull way to start off the work day. As you can see it is on the river bank and floods so for a month or so a year I have to move everyone to another place. That is why I chose to make my chicken coop on a trailer. Lock them up at night and move in the mornings when needed. Now I have some ducklings that I have added. This morning there was a pilliated woodpecker and what I call sapsuckers pecking away while I was…

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At 1:00pm on May 14, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Unfortunately, there isn't one book that has everything you need to know about raising any animal, and mine is no exception. The home dairy section is about 1/4 of the book (others include gardening, orchard, poultry, and fiber animals), but it includes a lot of info that I've never seen in other books, such as how to train a goat to milk. There are also recipes for all the basic cheeses (chevre, queso blanco, riccotta, yogurt, buttermilk, mozzarella) and instructions and recipes for goat milk soap. If there is anything in particular you're curious about, just ask.
At 9:29am on April 18, 2011, Dianea Fay said…
Welcome to the group.
At 11:49pm on April 17, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" forum.
 
 
 


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