Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Maggie
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  • Lakeside, CA
  • United States
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Breeding age

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Aug 9. 4 Replies

What’s the earliest that you guys will breed a doe age wise? I have a doe that is 6 mo old but she’s already over 60lbs and 18inches tall. I usually wait until my does are 10mo but it usually takes…Continue

Doe and Wether For Sale San Diego

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Jul 2. 1 Reply

Two ND kids available in San Diego County. Available to go home mid August. https://adgagenetics.org/PlannedPedigree.aspxContinue

First Heat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 2. 1 Reply

How early can a doe come into heat? I have previously heard that the earliest is around 8 weeks but has anyone heard of it occurring sooner? I have a one week old doe who is exhibiting some heat…Continue

Swelling after disbudding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 28. 1 Reply

I had three kids disbudded yesterday and today I noticed that one of my bucklings has a swollen eye on one side. He is also bleeding a little from the horn site on that side. Besides that he’s acting…Continue

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Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Breeding age
"Haha yeah that’s a good point. She is long bodied as is her dam but not oddly so. I’m gonna weigh her again too cause even though she is close to the same size as my other doe around that weight I’m starting to wonder if maybe the…"
Aug 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Breeding age
"I would definitely breed her ASAP. If she has to divert some energy to growing kids, maybe that will slow her down a bit. She is on her way to being oversized if she continues to grow this fast. Unless she's as long as a freight train, I'm…"
Aug 9
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Breeding age
"She is a registered PB Nigerian. She’s certainly the biggest doe I’ve had at that age and she is the same size as my other adult does. I also have her mother and She’s still nursing. Don’t know if that has anything to do with…"
Aug 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Breeding age
"I'm assuming she's not a purebred Nigerian, as that's the weight of a full grown doe. You shouldn't breed them until they are about 2/3 of their adult weight, so typically, that means you don't breed at less than 40 pounds…"
Aug 8
Maggie posted a discussion

Breeding age

What’s the earliest that you guys will breed a doe age wise? I have a doe that is 6 mo old but she’s already over 60lbs and 18inches tall. I usually wait until my does are 10mo but it usually takes them that long to be that size. I have access to a great buck next month (she’s be just shy of 7 mo then) for one of my other does and I’m wondering if I could just expose them both. Or do you think she’s too young? Thanks!
Aug 8
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Doe and Wether For Sale San Diego
"1 doe  1 Wether doe will be registered before going home "
Jul 2
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Jul 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion First Heat
"In 17 years I've had two does come into heat at 3 months, but then they didn't come into heat again for months. What are the signs you're seeing? I once had a doeling that was acting so bucky, mounting the other goats when she was…"
Jul 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Swelling after disbudding
"The only time we've ever had that happen was with our very first kids, which were done by a vet. He used a calf disbudder, which was simply too big, so he got too close to the kid's eye.  Bleeding usually happens because the kid…"
Jun 28
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Swelling after disbudding

I had three kids disbudded yesterday and today I noticed that one of my bucklings has a swollen eye on one side. He is also bleeding a little from the horn site on that side. Besides that he’s acting normal. Playing nursing etc. I’m hoping to get him in to the vet tomorrow but has anyone else experienced anything like this? Is it serious? Thanks!See More
Jun 27
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion When to supplement
"The best thing to do is to weigh them. That removes all guessing. They should be gaining an average of 4 ounces a day minimum. If one of them starts to fall below that, you will probably need to supplement that one. It is not always the smallest…"
Jun 20
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Jun 20
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When to supplement

One of my first fresheners gave birth to triplets yesterday. I have seen them all nurse and they are all acting healthy and alert. However the last kid was significantly smaller than the others. Should I supplement his feedings or should I just let mamma take care of things? How can I tell if everyone is getting enough?
Jun 19
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Heat or possible pregnancy sign
"If a doe appears to be in heat, and you want her pregnant, breed her. Either she did not get pregnant last time, or she did but is having a false heat. Be sure to mark both dates on your calendar in case the second heat was not real. "
Feb 15
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Heat or possible pregnancy sign

I had my Doe with a buck last time She came into heat and I saw her being bred twice during her cycle with him. She would normally be due to come back into heat in a week. Today she had a little creamy discharge stuck to her vaginal opening. Would you say that she is probably coming into heat again and I should get her a second try with the buck or could this be a sign of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!
Feb 9
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Stud in San Diego

Anyone have an ADGA registered Buck they might consider leasing or using for a stud service in San Diego county?
Dec 30, 2018

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