Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Joe Phillips
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Will this work as a milking parlor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Naomi D'Andrea on Saturday. 3 Replies

Howdy, I would love to get some expert opinions on whether or not this little goat house can be retrofitted to also serve as a milking parlor. We run a school farm and this is our first adventure in…Continue

Doe dropping to the ground (seizure?) when stressed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Phillips Aug 16. 4 Replies

Hi there,First of all, thank you to Deborah and all the members here for your valuable discussions and information. This site is incredibly helpful to newbies like myself!We have a 1.5 year old doe…Continue

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Naomi D'Andrea replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Will this work as a milking parlor?
"I finally remembered to take the measuring tape out with me this evening.  I only have one doe, and I have no idea how her length stacks up against the average. She looks to be about 38" from nose to tail. The measurement from her…"
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Joe Phillips replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Will this work as a milking parlor?
"Hi Naomi,  Thanks for the reply. I like the option of standing, and/or sitting if we provide a taller stool. Good question about observation, since we have groups of students around. It isn't visible in my photo, but the goat house has…"
Dec 7
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Joe Phillips's discussion Will this work as a milking parlor?
"I'm similarly constrained, and am also using a former loafing ledge to milk our doe. I actually keep it high, as I prefer to stand while milking. (I built a step to help her up when she's really pregnant.) I really like it this way--I find…"
Dec 6
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Will this work as a milking parlor?

Howdy, I would love to get some expert opinions on whether or not this little goat house can be retrofitted to also serve as a milking parlor. We run a school farm and this is our first adventure in kidding & milking. I have been drawing up plans to build a separate milking parlor, but as we are very tight on space and money (we are a school after all!), I'm wondering if this space can serve multiple purposes. The added bonus of this idea is that it removes another step for our milking…See More
Dec 6

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NNM
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