Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Feeding and shelter questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenny Nov 17, 2021. 7 Replies

Hi! We are planning on purchasing 2 does and I want to make sure we are prepared with everything we need. We have 11 acres of overgrown pasture and plan on using a premier one movable fence to rotate…Continue

New member and question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Oct 13, 2021. 7 Replies

Hello! We are just getting started in goats. We have 3 boys who love goat milk and we want to purchase 2 goats to have as our family milk goats. I am a member of several Facebook groups and I found…Continue

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Jenny replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
"Thank you! That will help me in planning our budget :)"
Nov 17, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
"A good basic starting point with grain for does in milk is 1# of grain to every 3# of milk produced. I mix alfalfa pellets with dairy grain for my girls while on the milk stand because they are little piggies!!! As they begin to produce less milk, I…"
Nov 16, 2021
Jenny replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
"Thank you!"
Nov 15, 2021
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
"Here is more info on what goats eat --  https://thriftyhomesteader.com/what-do-goats-eat-it-depends/ Does in milk need a goat feed like Purina Goat Feed -- yes, that is the name. Their other goat feeds (like Show Goat, etc) do not have enough…"
Nov 15, 2021
Jenny replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
"Thank you for your reply, Tammy! These will be does in milk. So we will need to supplement their forage with alfalfa and grain, correct? Their forage alone would not provide enough nutrients? Could you give me an idea of how much we would need to…"
Nov 15, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
Nov 15, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion Feeding and shelter questions
"Hi Jenny! Alfalfa and grain are typically reserved for goats that are in milk, with the exception of introducing alfalfa during the last 1-2 months of a doe’s pregnancy. Feeding these very rich items to a dry doe, will cause them to gain…"
Nov 15, 2021
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Feeding and shelter questions

Hi! We are planning on purchasing 2 does and I want to make sure we are prepared with everything we need. We have 11 acres of overgrown pasture and plan on using a premier one movable fence to rotate them on the pasture. With so much food available for them outside, do I need to give them alfalfa also? Or can I just give them grain and minerals? We are planning on milking them.I am also wondering if I need to bring them in to the barn at night or can I leave them out in the pasture as long as…See More
Nov 15, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
"Your welcome :)"
Oct 13, 2021
Jenny replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
"Thanks so much for the information! I will pass on these goats and try to find a herd that has been tested. "
Oct 13, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
Oct 13, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
Oct 13, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
Oct 13, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
Oct 13, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jenny's discussion New member and question
"Biosecurity testing, in my opinion, should be extremely important to anyone bringing goats onto their property. The last thing you want, is to start out with a disease on your property. A vet can draw the blood and have it sent for testing, and some…"
Oct 13, 2021
Jenny posted a discussion

New member and question

Hello! We are just getting started in goats. We have 3 boys who love goat milk and we want to purchase 2 goats to have as our family milk goats. I am a member of several Facebook groups and I found some goats I am interested in purchasing though one of the groups. I read about testing for CAE and Johne's disease, but when I asked the goat owners about these tests he said he had no idea how to get them tested. Are these tests really important to have before buying? He has a small family farm and…See More
Oct 13, 2021

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At 8:23am on October 13, 2021, Thrifty Homesteader said…

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