Our doe went into heat over the past 2-ish days so yesterday, we took a quick field trip to have her bred. We aren't positive the buck was successful but she was certainly cooperative! My question…Continue
Always a great goat discussion!We have a chunk of woods that I'd like to fence for our goats and I'd love recommendations. I'd like to find something that looks nice but is on the lesser end of cost…Continue
"I have a doe like that. She would try to nip me at the edge of the head gate, lay down (horribly uncomfortable I'm sure as her head was locked in the head gate!), kick her feet, etc. this particular goat is an awesome mother, but…"
"Thanks for that. I've heard it recommended before to start nursing right at day one and I think I need to get on that consistency bandwagon! She's a tough doe and the opposite of easy-going so... strategy in place for next…"
"It sounds hormonal -- not in an abnormal way. Some goats are just like that when they're nursing kids. I don't know why she suddenly changed, but I don't think there's anything wrong with her. We had a couple of goats like that…"
"She has a 7 month old doeling still nursing- yes. I started separating them overnight (along with a buckling she had) at about 4 weeks old (later than I intended!) which was early July. She milked out very agreeably each morning through…"
Happy new year, goat friends! I have a question about one of my milkers. I'm not sure if I should be concerned, or up my patience/stubborn game.I have a VERY ornery doe. She came to me (unexpectedly) as a first freshener three summers back. I had zero goat experience, so you can imagine our first summer of milking... It's MUCH improved -we had a great summer- but she's still prone to strong opinions on the milking stand here and there, especially when she's in heat. Luckily, she had a…See More
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2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)