Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Maggie
  • Female
  • Lakeside, CA
  • United States
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Young buck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 3. 5 Replies

My doe just came into heat again and I moved her in with my buck. She is a first freshener but she is very flirty and seems very clear on what should be happening though she sometimes gets rough with…Continue

Size differences

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 11. 6 Replies

How much of a size discrepancy between buck and Doe is considered too much to breed? For example if I have a 23in buck around 40lbs and a 14 in doe around 25 lbs should I even consider the breeding?Continue

Bleeding goat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Feb 3. 6 Replies

My doe is bleeding from her back side. I cant tell if it’s feom her anus or vulva. This isn’t the first time she’s had some blood but it’s the worst time and seems more out of place. There also seems…Continue

Lactation and ovulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 23, 2017. 3 Replies

When should I expect my doe to come back into heat after giving birth? Does the fact that she is nursing her kids affect that?

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Emily replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"My buyer's think the little pouch left behind with the burdizzo is funny. I tell them it's the wether's souvenir and they think it is hilarious.  "
May 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"I castrated a 3-year-old LaMancha with a Burdizzo, and it worked fine."
May 6
Trish replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"Oh, plus  no one will buy my registered wethers with sacks hanging down esp. for show for 4H.  It's very unsightly using burdizzo."
May 4
Trish replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"Yes .. kids won't mess with the bands and they act like nothing even happened...the sack falls off and no blood no infections nothing, best way I have found as well as my breeder friends and I have extremely positive feed back on banding and…"
May 4
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"That’s funny Trish I burdizzo bucklings but wasn’t sure if it’d work on adults. I guess we’ll see"
May 4
Trish replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"I have found the only time I would advise Burdizzo is on adult bucks..but you better have someone strong to hold them  LOL....   kids banding is preferred."
May 4
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"I know this was asked on here before so I’m sorry but I couldn’t find it so here it goes again... What about adult bucks? I rescued two adult bucks from my local pound recently that need to be castrated. At their size will a burdizzo…"
May 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Young buck
"I would not expect to see anything the next morning. If you were watching and he bred her two or more times while you were watching, then you might see some semen leaking out, but I wouldn't expect to see anything even half an hour later. They…"
Apr 3
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Young buck
"Ok that’s good to know. I was told that I should see some of the semen leaking out in the morning if she was bred overnight. If that’s not a guarantee then I do feel a little more encouraged. I guess time will tell. I track her heats…"
Apr 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Young buck
"You can't tell by looking if she was bred, especially if they were together overnight. Definitely mark the calendar. I'll never forget the woman who bought goats from me and kept calling and emailing saying that they were never coming into…"
Apr 2
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Young buck
"Thanks. Today they’re acting like she’s not in heat anymore and I did check her his morning to see if she was bred over night but she doesn’t seem to have been. I did mark my calendar just in case and I also have when her next heat…"
Apr 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Young buck
"If he's never bred a doe before, this is not that unusual. It's good that she's young. Older does can really beat up on young bucks. I'd do exactly what you've done in this case -- leave them together and hope he figures it…"
Apr 2
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Young buck

My doe just came into heat again and I moved her in with my buck. She is a first freshener but she is very flirty and seems very clear on what should be happening though she sometimes gets rough with him when he isn’t attentive it seems. That said, he seems very confused. When exposed to her during previous heats through a fence he would become excited and end up mounting the other buck with him. Now that he’s with her he seems to not know what to do. He is a year old, she is two. They are…See More
Apr 2
Trish replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"Yes m'am I surely do disbud... one gets immune to it.  My doelings don't make too much noise the bucklings are the crybabies.  My aversion is NOT to the screaming as I've seen people use the burdizzo and it's very…"
Mar 26
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"Just curious Trish, do you disbud? I know you said your aversion was to the screaming which I know is upsetting in the moment though it’s fast and done instead of waiting for the scrotum to die and fall off. But if you do disbud how do you…"
Mar 26
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Maggie's discussion Castration
"Last year I banded, and ended up with one kid having an area under the band becoming an open sore. It was like the band was cutting into his skin because of tightness and friction. I felt terrible watching it become puffy and slightly infected. I…"
Mar 26

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