Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Kali Sink
  • Female
  • Kittery, ME
  • United States
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Ornery Milker ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Jan 19. 6 Replies

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…Continue

Testing Milk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 31, 2017. 1 Reply

Hello!  Does anyone here test their milk for bacteria and such, outside of mastitis strips?  I'm curious about the protocol for "guaranteeing" safety in raw milk.Continue

Doe Hormones and Breeding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kali Sink Nov 26, 2016. 3 Replies

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

Fencing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katharine Norton Nov 4, 2016. 3 Replies

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

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Sep 12
Melissa Johnson replied to Kali Sink's discussion Ornery Milker ?
"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…"
Jan 19
Kali Sink replied to Kali Sink's discussion Ornery Milker ?
"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…"
Jan 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Kali Sink's discussion Ornery Milker ?
"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…"
Jan 10
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Kali Sink's discussion Ornery Milker ?
"On our coldest day, our doe stamped her feet while being milked--several stamps in a row, one foot at a time. She stayed pretty much in the same place while doing this, though."
Jan 10
Kali Sink replied to Kali Sink's discussion Ornery Milker ?
"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…"
Jan 10
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Kali Sink's discussion Ornery Milker ?
"Is she nursing a kid? Do you dam raise? If yes, when do you start milking?"
Jan 8
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Ornery Milker ?

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
Jan 1

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