Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Ken Olsen
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Caring for a runt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 26, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi All!! I know it's been a long time since I've been on this site, but setting up a farm is some hard work and we had an exceptionally wicked Winter.. ANYWHOO, one of my does just gave birth…Continue

Breeding and Bloodlines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jordana Heath Oct 3, 2011. 7 Replies

As my herd is growing and before I let any of my goats breed, I hope I can get some clarification on bloodlines and safe breeding. I know that there are definite "No's" when breeding.. No mother-son,…Continue

Integrating new members to a herd

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna M Rasmussen Sep 24, 2011. 7 Replies

I, like many of you, am just starting out on a new venture of breeding and dairy production and I have a question.. I had three Dwarf Nigerian goats.. Two werthers and one female.. Just as pets.. I…Continue

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Setting in for Winter

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 3:39pm 2 Comments

OKAY.. One last purchase was made thanks to Julia Johnson of roomfor1more.. Thanks Julia!! Java Chip is doing great! I truely appreciate purchasing a buckling that has been raised to be social.. What a difference integrating them into the herd!

 

I now feel I have a great variety of bloodlines, enough bucks (3), does (4), and wethers (2) to get going on my dairy farm! I've been tackling hooves still (finding a good method is a pain the butt.. but no blood yet.. lol.. whew!!)…

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Growing by the day.. An update from Shaded Acres

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

My herd is up to eight goats.. 2 werthers, 2 bucklings, and 4 does.. I had the opportunity to buy Ginger's sister, but fought the urge!! Why do they make kids so cute????

 

The farm I bought Ginger from was another catch-the-goat-with-a-net farm.. ugh.. Maybe it's just me, but isn't it much nicer to have goats that don't run from you? The funny thing was that the farmer was keeping his goats as pets, not meat or dairy, so I'm even more puzzled..

 

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Almost there!

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 11:25am 2 Comments

Okay! I let my goats out for their morning walk and my soon-to-be FF was a very popular girl.. I had to put Buster and Kao (doe) into a "date" room because my wethers were trying to get in on a little action too and it just wasn't working out.. Go figure.. LOL..

Now.. As far as my buck being in rut.. Will my goats' "love" grow with the scents, behaviours, etc?? He has the motion down and the flirting.. We're just waiting for the star of the show to make an appearance..

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At 6:57pm on May 9, 2012, Julia Johnson said…

Hi Ken how is Java Chip? Just want to let you know that Java Chips full sister from 2010 breeding has done great in the show ring as well as the milk stand. We took her to a three ring Senior doe show last weekend. There was not a lot of nigerian dwarf goats but as a first freshener she took grand champion in two rings and reserve champion in the third ring. We are very proud of her. We have Java's sister from last year also. Hope Java has matured into a nice buck for you.

At 7:03am on October 27, 2011, Julia Johnson said…
Hi Ken how is Java Chip doing. Has he tried to breed your does yet?
At 6:38am on October 11, 2011, Julia Johnson said…
Hi ken not sure if you got my message yesterday. I have never shipped a goat before but would be willing to bring him half way or all the way to rainer for a small fee. It may be less expensive for you this way and less stressful for Java Chip. Let me know I could bring him this Sat or Sun if you would like thanks
At 7:05pm on October 10, 2011, Lyn Adams said…
Thank you very much Ken, I thought your goats where absolutely adorable.
At 10:27pm on October 8, 2011, Kare said…

Hello Ken,

 

Thank you so much for the compliments on my website.  I worked very hard to include all the information I wish I had when searching for my first goats and to make it full of helpful information.

I am glad to help if there is anything I can do for you.  I bought my first goats in 2007 and have owned Nigerians since January of 2011.  I still feel I have a lot to learn, but I have learned quite a bit in that short time.  This group has been extremely helpful to me and I am so thankful to Deborah for starting it! =)

At 6:59am on September 28, 2011, Julia Johnson said…
hi Ken I do not know what you are looking for in bucks but I live in Oregon and have 3 nice bucks for sale at very reasonable prices if your interested. My website is http://roomfor1more.webs.com. These guys come from good blood lines and would make a great addition to any herd.
At 8:57pm on September 26, 2011, Kare said…

Hi Ken,

 

Welcome to the Making Dairy Products Group!  I hope you find it helpful and we look forward to getting to know you! =)

 
 
 


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