Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Janel Rickey
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Milk question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Mar 27. 4 Replies

My doe just kidded yesterday afternoon. Before kidding she really never bagged up. Her udder got a little fuller, but stayed pretty empty looking. Now 24 hours after kidding she is the same. She…Continue

Moving cross Country

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janel Rickey Jan 1. 5 Replies

My family and I are moving from Colorado to Michigan sometime the first of the new year. Any advice on moving a herd of 3 bucks, 6 does. 2 does will be heavy pregnant 3 will be recently bred. We will…Continue

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Positive Test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Apr 1, 2013. 30 Replies

This is our first year of testing out goats.  We bought a Lamancha goat last June at a local animal swap meet.  The guy told me she was negative for everything and that he tests.  I took his word for…Continue

St. Patty's Day Babies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Mar 18, 2013. 10 Replies

My little girl Annabelle kidded yesterday afternoon.  Annabelle will be 2 years old next month.  We waited with her, because I felt like she needed a little extra growth before.  Now I am glad I…Continue

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Janel Rickey liked Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Once upon a time a kid was born
Mar 29
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Milk question.
"Does will also produce according to how many kids they have (ties in with the demand thing)  Since you say she only had one kid last year, I would vote that she might have similar production this year, and might get better if you try…"
Mar 27
Janel Rickey replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Milk question.
"It is way smaller than last year. I bought her when she was 2 months freshened last year and the lady I bought her from hadn't been milking her much, so I kinda contributed her milk production to that. She had a single buckling last year.…"
Mar 27
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Milk question.
"The size of the udder when they kid is usually as big as you will see it because the kid will work on keeping it as close to empty as they can, and the doe will only produce what is being consumed. That is usually a nail biting situation for the…"
Mar 27
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Milk question.
"Sounds like she's producing just what she needs to feed her doeling. When the baby is eating enough solid food for you to start milking mama, you will probably be able to increase her production to provide for the extra demand. Did she have a…"
Mar 27
Janel Rickey posted a discussion

Milk question.

My doe just kidded yesterday afternoon. Before kidding she really never bagged up. Her udder got a little fuller, but stayed pretty empty looking. Now 24 hours after kidding she is the same. She kidded with a huge 4.75lb Doeling. Mom is very healthy. This is her second freshening. With her first freshening she peaked at milk production at 2.75lbs a day. My other doe that kidded Friday with twins is still so full I'm having to empty her a little twice a day. I'm worried about why she's not…See More
Mar 26
Janel Rickey replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Moving cross Country
"We will be moving to the plainwell area. Between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. We are really excited."
Jan 1
Janel Rickey liked Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres's discussion Live Birthing Video on now!
Jan 1
Angela lesh replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Moving cross Country
"Can't help with the moving part, but welcome to Michigan! Hope you love it here, where will you be settling? Angie"
Dec 11, 2013
Janel Rickey replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Moving cross Country
"I've been reading up about having to have the vet checks and stuff like that, but not on hay. I will check into that. I've been reading different blogs on moving cross country. One thing they said, the same as you Deborah, not to take…"
Dec 11, 2013
Misfits Farm replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Moving cross Country
"Have you checked on what you can bring into different states in regards to hay?  When I was looking at taking a horse to Colorado, I could not bring my hay into some of the states.  "
Dec 11, 2013
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Janel Rickey's discussion Moving cross Country
"That's ambitious! Hopefully you have a big trailer! My only advice would be to NOT take the goats out during transport. I know a couple of people who've lost goats at rest areas on long trips. Also, I know someone who set up a temporary…"
Dec 10, 2013
Janel Rickey posted a discussion

Moving cross Country

My family and I are moving from Colorado to Michigan sometime the first of the new year. Any advice on moving a herd of 3 bucks, 6 does. 2 does will be heavy pregnant 3 will be recently bred. We will also be moving 15 chickens, 2 turkey's, 3 cats, 3 dogs and a family of 5. I want to be really prepared. Any advice would be great!Thanks!!See More
Dec 9, 2013
Janel Rickey replied to Laura Smits's discussion Fodder
"Great Website Lisa, Thanks!!"
Oct 30, 2013
Janel Rickey replied to Chaverah Farm's discussion Triplets!
"Congrats!!"
Oct 15, 2013

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Bred my doe

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 8:28pm 2 Comments

Well today we were cleaning up after breakfast and I hear this monkey like noise coming from the field.  So I go to the window to see my buckling going nuts and my doe who is 18 months old was totally flirting by the fence.  Her tail was wagging at a fast rate and she just couldn't keep her body off the fence.  So I went down and removed my wether from the bucks field and put her in with him.  She stands for him and needless to say we are going to have babies the end of February!!! I'm so…

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May 13, 2011

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 4:24pm 2 Comments

We decided to cut a feed out of our babies eating schedules in hope that they will start to eat more grain.  Only 1 is eating consistently and the other 2 just nipple.  All they want is milk.  They are acting like I am killing them today. LOL  They are standing by my door just crying and crying!!  Millie the oldest and the one eating a lot of grain is much bigger than the other two.  She is a few days older than Jasper so kinda wonder if its because she was on goat milk till last Sunday.  Or… Continue

Our adventure

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

Starting this new adventure has not been easy! We started out with two weathers.  The one got really sick 2 days after we bought him, then got the other sick.  The other one who got sick ended up dieing of floppy goat syndrome.  We treated him with heavy pepto bismal, but he was just so weak he couldn't fight it.  We lost him Easter morning.  The first week of ever owning goats and we ended up with 2 very sick guys and loosing one.  Felt like a goat mamma failure.  The breeder was awesome…

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At 3:09pm on April 12, 2012, Misfits Farm said…

thank you

At 11:00am on October 14, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Excellent! I'm glad to hear that!
At 9:32pm on October 13, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
We've been using the Rhinehart X30 with the regular tip for eight years and love it. The pygmy tip is too small. In fact, the regular tip isn't always big enough for bucks!
At 11:16pm on July 11, 2011, Chaverah Farm said…
Welcome to the Dairy group too! =)  And thanks for the comment on my buck!
At 11:14pm on July 11, 2011, Chaverah Farm said…

Happy Birthday - a little late =)

At 10:10pm on May 5, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" forum and tell us about your goats.
 
 
 

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